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Year-end giving options for 2023

Give a gift that could last a lifetime.

Year-end gifts from generous St. Jude supporters directly impact the lives and futures of children with pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases. This holiday season, your gift could last a lifetime.

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St. Jude patients Natalie


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

St. Jude patient Lucas gets a big kiss and a hug from his mother in a portrait taken on the campus of St. Jude.

IRA charitable contributions

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.

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Donor-advised funds

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.

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Gifts of stock

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.

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St. Jude patient Hadleigh smiles in a portrait takenon the St. Jude campus.

Charitable gift annuities

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 Abraham, diagnosed with atypical medulloblastoma, shown in a studio portrait with his holiday-inspired artwork.

St. Jude patient Abraham and his artwork


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 financial savings 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 global 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.

By lowering an individual’s taxable income, these types of donations can 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.


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


Give a gift that could last a lifetime.

Every child deserves a chance to live their best life and celebrate every moment. When you support St. Jude, you can help make cures possible for kids with cancer. Together, we can save more lives. 

  1. $350 could provide two hours of physical therapy.

    Physical therapists use exercise, play and special equipment to help patients become more independent and safe at home, school and in the community.

    Donate $350

    St. Jude patient Natalie uses a bar as part of physical therapy at St. Jude.

    St. Jude patient Natalie

  2. $500 could help provide four walkers for St. Jude patients.

    A walker can help patients move around and be more independent in their daily lives. Using a walker can take practice, and each type of walker can be a little different.

    Donate $500

    St. Jude patient Chance poses with his mother for a studio portrait.

    St. Jude patient Chance and his mother

  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 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 $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 three days of chemotherapy administered intravenously to leukemia or solid tumor patients.

    Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. And we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. 

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

St. Jude patient Kamryn and his mom

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

St. Jude is in the midst of a historic six-year strategic plan to accelerate progress in the laboratory, in the clinic and around the globe. During the first two years, we have celebrated significant strategic plan milestones across the plan's five focus areas:

  • Focus on Fundamental Science is the quest to understand normal biology using leading-edge technologies. Fundamental science is the engine that drives most advances in medicine. 
  • Focus on Childhood Cancer is our commitment to advancing cures for children with cancer. To accelerate progress, we will strive to develop new therapeutic approaches aimed at curing the pediatric cancers considered incurable. 
  • Focus on Childhood Catastrophic Diseases is a key part of our mission to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases. 
  • Focus on Global Impact means spreading the lifesaving mission to children all over the world. 
  • Focus on People and Place will help St. Jude build a workforce second to none, and put patients at the center of everything we do. 

Every child deserves a chance to live their best life and celebrate every moment. Because of supporters like you, we can help give every child that chance.

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Calendar Year-End Giving Deadlines

Mailed Check and Credit Card Gifts

Check and credit card gifts delivered by FedEx, UPS, DHL must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, December 29.

If you plan to send via USPS, you should plan to have their check gift mailed and postmarked by Saturday, December 30th. USPS is not open on Sunday, December 31.

Stock Gifts

Stock transfers must be initiated by Friday, December 29. Speak with your broker regarding internal policies and any cut offs the broker may have in place. 

We encourage you to start the stock transfer process one to two weeks prior to December 29, if possible, to ensure your generous gift counts toward your year-end giving.

CGA Gifts by Check

CGA funding by check that is sent via FedEx will use actual shipment date but must be signed and shipped by December 30. Placing packages in a drop box does not mean they will be dated same day.

Credit Card Gifts

Online gifts must be made by Sunday, December 31, at 11:59 p.m. (your local time).

You may need to notify your credit card company if you intend to make a large gift to avoid possible delays as your charge must be processed by 11:59 p.m.

Cryptocurrency Gifts

Cryptocurrency must be submitted through The Giving Block by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31.