How do I give to a charity through a bank account?
- Name a charity such as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as the “payable on death” beneficiary of a bank account as part of your legacy. Learn more about legacy giving at St. Jude.
- You can also close a bank account that you no longer use during your lifetime and donate the funds to St. Jude.
If you would like to make a gift through a bank account, please contact us so that a St. Jude representative can help you get started.
What is the difference in "payable on death" and a beneficiary?
POD, payable on death, is typically used to avoid probate on a bank account, checking, savings, money market or CD. A will in which you name beneficiaries has to go through probate.
TOD, transfer on death, is similar. You can bequeath stocks, brokerage accounts or bonds without them having to pass through probate.
Why St. Jude?
Families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food — so they can focus on helping their child live.
Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened in 1962. St. Jude won't stop until no child dies from cancer.
St. Jude shares its discoveries with doctors and scientists in your community and around the world, so every child saved at St. Jude means thousands more children are also saved.
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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 email@example.com, call (800) 395-1087, or fill out the form below, and a St. Jude representative will contact you.