A Look Back at Your Impact

St. Jude patient Riku
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Your Support Since 2011


Reported as of January 2020

The Power of Partnership

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® was founded based on a lifesaving mission: Finding cures. Saving children.® But, we can't do it alone. Because of the dedicated support of partners like Thrivent, St. Jude is able to lead the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Finding a cure is no easy feat. But the chances of a world where no child dies from cancer are higher because of you.

We appreciate Thrivent's commitment to St. Jude. To date, you have raised more than $7.9 million since 2011.


Giving with Heart

Over the years, about 8,000 of your generous members recommended donating charitable outreach funds to St. Jude through the Thrivent Choice® program. That means more than $4.3 million in Thrivent Choice Dollars has gone directly to help fund lifesaving treatments for St. Jude kids. We are grateful that you include us as a beneficiary of this program, which has had an impact on many wonderful charities.


Your Spirit of Support for St. Jude

Once again, Thrivent was the Invocation Sponsor at the St. Jude Fall Festival of Hope in Minneapolis, Minn., the Evening Under the Stars Party and Golf Classic in Dallas, Texas, and the Pittsburgh Gala in Pittsburgh, Pa.

You also served as the National Partner for the 2019 St. Jude Sunday of Hope® program. Sunday of Hope allows congregations across the country to unite as a body of believers in support of St. Jude. Since 2008, we have been blessed to have hundreds of churches participate and fundraise for the kids of St. Jude. Thrivent's support of the program has encouraged new relationships to be forged and new audiences to be reached.

Throughout our partnership, you've cultivated a spirit of generosity within your organization and membership. It's that quality that cements our partnership and will continue to help ensure no family receives a bill from St. Jude for anything.


At the luncheon, St. Jude Sunday of Hope Lead Adrienne Miller shared the story of St. Jude, Richard Snow shared the history of the Sunday of Hope Program and Pastor Curney of New Mercies shared how and why his church got involved and urged other churches to join the mission. Also in attendance was Cedric McCollins, who spoke of his experience as one of the earliest African American St. Jude patients. Lastly, Thrivent representative Starr Roberts discussed the new Thrivent national sponsorship.

The event resulted in two new Sunday of Hope partners who will host events in the spring, and also allowed Thrivent to mingle with new churches for potential partnership.

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Thrivent Financial: Sunday of Hope    

In July 2019, the Atlanta Regional Office hosted its first Sunday of Hope Pastoral Luncheon sponsored by our national sponsor of Sunday of Hope, Thrivent. The fellowship event was held at Rays on The River and brought Sunday of Hope Advisory Council members, seasoned Sunday of Hope partners, new church officials for Sunday of Hope cultivation and St. Jude staff together around the mission of St. Jude.


St. Jude Promesa y Esperanza 2019

In January and October, Thrivent joined us once again at the Promesa y Esperanza® Radio Seminar. Laura Dierke, Director, Member Engagement Strategies, shared not only about Thrivent's support of the St. Jude Walk/Run in previous years in a roundtable discussion, but also her passion for helping the kids of St. Jude. To that same end, Thrivent donated supplies for seminar attendees to participate in an "Action Team" or service project benefiting St. Jude. They stuffed backpacks with notebooks, pencils, and other school supplies, filling a need of our families.


Thankful for All You Do for the Kids of St. Jude    

Because of you, St. Jude is able to save kids regardless of their financial situation. The values you continuously instill throughout your corporation are the values that create an immense and invaluable partnership between Thrivent and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Because you are committed to going above and beyond, we are able to continue our lifesaving mission. Thank you, Thrivent, for your gifts of giving, and for being a beacon of hope for St. Jude children and their families. 

Your Support Helps St. Jude Patients Like Lucas


“All of the doctors in Chile agreed that St. Jude was the best place for Lucas. The work being done at St. Jude is years ahead of anything being done in Chile.”

—Carlos, Lucas' dad