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Year-end giving options for 2023

Year-end gifts from generous St. Jude supporters directly impact the lives and futures of children with pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Your year-end donation helps support our lifesaving mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®

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St. Jude patient Yates shares a hug with his mom and dad in an outdoor portrait

St. Jude patient Faith

St. Jude patient Abraham, diagnosed with atypical medulloblastoma, poses for a studio portrait.

St. Jude patient Abraham


Benefits of year-end donations

Year-end donations are simply the funds, assets and/or items donated by supporters to qualified nonprofit organizations at the end of the year. 

From fiscal protection to emotional connection, there are multiple benefits to year-end donations:

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Spread holiday cheer

One of the most impactful things you can do during this time is give back. Spread the holiday spirit by helping provide lifesaving treatment for the children of St. Jude.

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Personal fulfillment

Making a year-end donation to St. Jude means you join a worldwide mission. At St. Jude, we believe that all children should be given the quality care that they deserve. By making a year-end donation, you are giving St. Jude the freedom to focus on what matters most – saving kids regardless of their financial situation.

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Tax deductions and lowered tax liability

Individuals who itemize deductions on their taxes may be eligible to claim a charitable contribution deduction against their taxable income after making a year-end gift to a qualifying charitable organization like St. Jude.

In addition, by lowering an individual’s taxable income, these types of donations can also lower the amount of tax owed by the donor, reducing their tax liability.


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.


Choose the right end-of-year giving option for you.

If you're 70 ½ or older, you can contribute to St. Jude from your IRA and potentially receive tax benefits. You can have your IRA administrator use our sample letter.

You can recommend a grant from your donor-advised fund by calling your fund manager or by signing in to your granting institution and selecting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

When gifting stock, you can reference our transfer form, or call us at (800) 395-4341 to inform us of your gift, so we can properly acknowledge your gift and provide you with a tax receipt.

Charitable gift annuities may interest you if you want to transfer cash or securities to St. Jude and receive lifetime payments for yourself or a loved one.

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St. Jude patient Sariyah dances in a studio portrait

St. Jude patient Sariyah


Please use the following legal name and tax identification:


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


Tax ID Number:

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).

View the IRS Determination Letter.


If you need assistance, call a St. Jude representative at (800) 395-4341, or email

St. Jude patient Kamryn and his mom flex for the camera in a studio portrait

St. Jude patient Kamryn and his mom


Learn more about how St. Jude uses year-end donations

In the midst of a global pandemic, St. Jude launched a historic six-year, $12.9 billion strategic plan that will expand patient care and accelerate research in the U.S. and globally for children with catastrophic diseases.

The six-year course will allow St. Jude to significantly influence the way the world understands and treats childhood cancer, sickle cell disease, neurological disorders and infectious diseases. Donations provided to St. Jude support this strategic plan, helping fund cutting-edge research and cover the cost of lifesaving treatment for children across the globe.

Your donation to St. Jude helps give families hope and the greatest gift of all — more time with their loved ones.

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Your gift to St. Jude means …

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St. Jude 2022 Holiday Video


Progress at St. Jude


Your gift will make a tangible impact for St. Jude patients and their families*

At St. Jude, we believe that all children should be given the quality care that they deserve. 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.

See the impact your donation can make below.

  1. $350 could help provide a platelet count test for two patients.

    Platelet counts are among the tests doctors use to monitor patient health during treatment.

    Donate $350

    St. Jude patient Imani, a little girl wearing a hair ribbon, laughs for the camera.

    St. Jude patient Imani

  2. $500 could help cover the cost of a spinal tap for one St. Jude patient.

    Doctors use a spinal tap to check a patient’s cerebrospinal fluid.

    Donate $500

    St. Jude patient Eli

    St. Jude patient Eli

  3. $750 could help cover the cost of two chest X-rays for a St. Jude patient.

    Doctors use X-rays to help diagnose and monitor a patient’s treatment.

    Donate $750

    St. Jude patient Mikayla is standing outdoors and looking away from the camera and smiling.

    St. Jude patient Mikayla

  4. $1,000 could help provide three hours of physical therapy.

    Physical therapy is used to improve or maintain a child’s strength, balance, endurance, gross motor skills and mobility while receiving treatment.

    Donate $1,000

    St. Jude patient Ty in an outdoor portrait.

    St. Jude patient Ty

  5. $2,500 could help provide an ultrasound study to monitor and treat a patient's disease.

    An ultrasound study is among the diagnostic imaging tests that doctors use to diagnose and monitor disease and treatment.

    Donate $2,500

    St. Jude patient Ava

    St. Jude patient Ava

  6. $5,000 could help provide 10 platelet transfusions.

    During chemotherapy, the platelet count of patients can drop to dangerously low levels so platelet transfusions are essential for treatment.

    Donate $5,000

    St. Jude patient Addison

    St. Jude patient Addison


*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.


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