More giving options at St. Jude
More giving options at St. Jude
The St. Jude Give To Live Society (GTLS) is a group of loyal donors who consistently give charitable gifts throughout the year at truly impactful levels. As a committed donor, your giving helps ensure our lifesaving mission to find cures and provide world-class care for some of the world’s sickest children — today and in the future.
Like other giving societies, the GTLS focuses on cumulative giving. There are fundraising-giving levels for benefactors who contribute recurring gifts, and each membership level has benefits. The 2022 GTLS Impact Report can give you a sense of what St. Jude can accomplish with your support, from new breakthroughs to improved care.
The GTLS is open to all supporters who give annual cumulative contributions totaling $2,500 or more. If you reach the $2,500 threshold with the sum of your annual gifts, you will automatically become a member of the GTLS based on your annual giving from January 1 through December 31.
When you join the GTLS, you’ll be added to one of our donor-giving levels. Each donor level helps us save lives. By joining the GLTS, you will receive exclusive incentives at each benefit level as a token of appreciation. And you may find that the true reward of your society membership comes from knowing that donors like you are furthering the St. Jude mission and helping save children everywhere.
Qualifying gifts for our donor society members include:
Because the majority of St. Jude funding comes from generous donors, we have the freedom to focus on what matters most – saving kids regardless of their financial situation.
For every donor-giving level included in the GTLS, you can see the impact of your generosity.
Giving $2,500 or more this year as a Discovery Circle member could cover the cost of five days of oxygen for a St. Jude patient.
During treatment, St. Jude patients may need oxygen to help their bodies function properly and aid in healing.
Giving $5,000 or more this year as a Transformation Circle member could support the cost of the daily room rate of the intensive care unit (ICU).
The ICU at St. Jude has been recognized twice with the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence given by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. In 2009, the St. Jude ICU became Tennessee’s first ICU to win the honor.
Giving $10,000 or more this year as an Innovation Circle member could help provide one CT scan for a St. Jude patient.
Doctors use CT scans to see inside the body. The scan gives them more information than a regular X-ray. A CT scan provides parents with much needed answers about their child's health.
Giving $15,000 or more this year as a Visionary Circle member could help run the St. Jude Blood Donor Center for one week.
The Blood Donor Center, located on the first floor of the Patient Care Center, is responsible for collecting and providing the hospital with platelets and other blood products necessary for our patient’s care.
Giving $25,000 or more this year as a Catalyst Circle member could help cover the cost of a major surgical procedure.
St. Jude was the first to study a computer-based three-dimensional radiation therapy technique for pediatric brain tumor treatment to minimize damage to healthy tissue and preserve cognitive development in children.
When you make a donation using this information, your donation will be used to provide breakthrough research, treatment and cures. Items listed here are representative of services and supplies that are part of the treatment and care of children at St. Jude. The cost of each item or service is an approximation, and will vary based on actual costs incurred and individual patient needs. Your donation will be used for the general operating needs of St. Jude, where no family ever receives a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food.
There are several levels within the giving society, and each one offers different benefits. You can choose the level that is right for you.
GTLS Membership Levels:
Discovery Circle (annual giving $2,500 - $4,999)
Transformation Circle (annual giving $5,000 - $9,999)
Innovation Circle (annual giving $10,000 - $14,999)
Visionary Circle (annual giving $15,000 - $24,999)
Catalyst Circle (annual giving $25,000 and up)
The Give To Live Society is open to all individuals, in recognition and appreciation of your total annual giving to St. Jude.
Supporters who give cumulative contributions totaling $2,500 or more will automatically become members of GTLS. We deeply appreciate every contribution for the children of St. Jude.
As a new member of the society, you will receive a welcome packet in the mail, typically arriving around the 15th of the month once you have reached $2,500 or more in annual giving.
Your GTLS membership renews automatically once you have reached $2,500 or more in contributions during each new calendar year. Your membership will continue through December 31 of the following calendar year.
For example, if your contributions to St. Jude in 2023 total $2,500 or more in July of that same year, your membership in the GTLS will run through December 31, 2024.
The Danny Thomas St. Jude Society recognizes donors who have included St. Jude in their will or other estate plans. For more information on including St. Jude in your will, please visit our Charitable Bequests page or call (800) 395-1087.
You can be a member of both donor-membership programs: GTLS and the Danny Thomas St. Jude Society. We are so grateful for all the ways you support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude.
You can become a Partner in Hope with a monthly donation to St. Jude. Your gifts qualify toward membership in the GTLS, but Partner in Hope members still need to hit the $2,500 annual donation threshold to qualify for GTLS.
All donations during the Give To Live portion of an event will count toward membership in the GTLS.
There are certain types of donation to St. Jude that are not eligible:
To become a member or learn more about the St. Jude Give To Live Society, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (800) 214-0654.
Please contact us at St. Jude via phone (800) 214-0654 or email email@example.com to let us know your preference.
Still have questions? Call (800) 214-0654 to learn more about becoming a member.
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.
Because you give, they have a chance to live
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.
More giving options at St. Jude