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Giving through a charitable remainder trust

Designate a portion of a trust to St. Jude by transferring assets through a charitable remainder trust, and you or a beneficiary earn income.

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St. Jude patient Imani and her mom

St. Jude patient Imani and her mom


How does a charitable remainder trust work?

Charitable remainder trusts allow you to irrevocably transfer assets, and you and/or your beneficiaries receive payments from the trust for life, or another time period of your choice. The remainder of the trust then goes to a charity like St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Make a charitable remainder trust part of your legacy with St. Jude. Learn more about legacy giving.

What types of charitable remainder trusts (CRT) are there?

  • a charitable remainder annuity trust (CRAT) pays a fixed dollar amount to income beneficiaries for life or a term of years, regardless of market conditions. The CRAT cannot accept additional gifts after it has been established.
  • a charitable remainder unitrust (CRUT) pays the income beneficiaries a fixed percentage rate for life or a term of years. The annual income amount is based on the current value of the trust's assets, so the payout will increase or decrease based on changes in the trust's value.

ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice.  This material is prepared and made available to you for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide or be relied upon for tax, legal or accounting advice.  You should always consult a tax professional to determine your particular tax benefits that may result from any particular type of gift to charity.

St. Jude patient Elliott and his mom

St. Jude patient Elliott and his mom

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Celebrations at St. Jude


Have you left St. Jude in your estate plans?

We want to honor your generosity in a special way. Please let us know so that we can show our gratitude and better plan for the future.


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Our charitable remainder trust calculator can help you estimate your fixed or variable payments:


Why give to St. Jude through a charitable remainder trust?

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Families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food so they can focus on helping their child live.

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When St. Jude opened in 1962, childhood cancer was considered incurable. Since then, St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate from 20% to more than 80%, and we won't stop until no child dies from cancer.

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Every child deserves a chance to live their best life and celebrate every moment. When you support St. Jude, you help give kids with cancer around the world that chance. Together, we can save more lives.


Please use the following legal name and tax identification:


ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105


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We are a tax-exempt, charitable institution listed in the Federal Internal Revenue Service Publication #78, "Cumulative List of Organizations," revised IRS Code 501(c)(3).


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Our Gift Planning department has a representative in your area who can provide further information or help you prepare the right questions to ask your financial advisor to determine what type of planned gift may be right for you. Email, call (800) 395-1087, or fill out the form below, and a St. Jude representative will contact you. 

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