St. Jude Foundation

St. Jude Memorial Foundation

St. Jude Medical Center
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St. Jude Memorial Foundation

St. Jude Medical Center
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The mission of the St. Jude Memorial Foundation is to provide financial support through philanthropy for St. Jude Medical Center to ensure the continued delivery of quality health care to the community it serves. 

For over 60 years, gifts both large and small have helped to create nationally recognized services, build facilities where quality and innovation can flourish, and provide extraordinary, lifesaving care. Today, St. Jude Medical Center’s commitment to excellence is more important than ever – and it is a generous community that makes that commitment possible.

But as the medical needs of this community continue to grow, so does the importance of those willing to give to ensure state-of-the-art care for family, friends and neighbors.

To learn more, please call the St. Jude Memorial Foundation at 714-992-3033, email us at or follow us on Facebook.

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  • Our Team
  • Our Board of Directors
    The Memorial Foundation is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors whose members oversee the work of the Foundation on behalf of St. Jude Medical Center.


    • Scott Rojas, Chair
    • Dennis Buchanan, M.D, Vice Chair
    • Brian Helleland, Chief Executive, St. Jude Medical Center


    • Terry Brick
    • Bradley A. Jackson, M.D.
    • William Lawler, M.D.
    • George McDaniel
    • Fred Nowroozi, M.D.
    • Dorothy Lippman Salovesh
    • Kathy Salter
    • Thad Sandford
    • Susan Shaw
    • Cathy Shircliff
    • Stephen Straub
    • Mike Verity

    Philanthropic support groups

    • Grace Heger, President, St. Jude Medical Center Guild

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Walk Among the Stars

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Light Up a Life

November 2020 – Celebration of love and remembrance supporting the Palliative Care program

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The generosity of grateful patients, families, friends, physicians, employees, foundations and corporations allows St. Jude to offer a level of care typically found at only the nations largest academic and research hospitals. Your gift can support leading-edge technology, access to transformative advances in medicine, and services of the highest quality that are close to home and seamlessly cover the full continuum of care from diagnosis to treatment to rehabilitation.

Philanthropy also allows St. Jude to serve the most vulnerable in our community. Gifts toward our care for the poor/community benefits program support neighborhood health clinics, as well as wellness and prevention programs that provide resources that residents need to make their neighborhoods healthier and safer.

The St. Jude Memorial Foundation can assist you with achieving your philanthropic goals, matching your passion and vision with the hospital priorities. Contact us to make a gift that is right for you. 

More ways to give

St. Jude Medical Center volunteers are a critical part of our success as a nationally-recognized medical center. They help to create a healing and welcoming environment, provide non-clinical assistance to patients, families and staff, and support an overall seamless and coordinated experience for all who walk through our doors.

From our hospital’s beginnings, volunteers have also played a key role in supporting the philanthropic efforts of the hospital – helping to raise awareness and funds for the programs, technology and initiatives that have elevated St. Jude to become one of Southern California’s most respected medical centers. 

Become a Volunteer

The life-saving care at St. Jude is made possible because of the generosity of donors and supporters. We are incredibly grateful for those who bless us with gifts big and small to support patient care, advance our programs and technology, and create healing environments for all who walk through our doors. St. Jude recognizes its family of supporters in a number of ways to express our sincere gratitude for their philanthropic investment.

The Sister Jane Frances Society

The Sister Jane Frances Society honors those who have remembered St. Jude Medical Center in their estate plans. A bequest, income gift or other deferred gift to St. Jude is an act of faith in the future of the hospital and a way to leave a lasting legacy of support. Donors who give their permission will be recognized on the Sister Jane Frances Society recognition wall in the hospital lobby and receive invitations to special events and programs.

St. Jude Leadership Circle

The St. Jude Leadership Circle honors those who give a single gift of $1,000 to $10,000 within a calendar year. The support of these committed individuals enables St. Jude to continue providing the most advanced care possible with the utmost compassion and respect for each patient. Members of the Leadership Circle are recognized as:

  • Silver Circle $1,000-2,499
  • Gold Circle $2,500-4,999
  • Platinum Circle $5,000-9,999

Commemorative & Naming Recognition

Donor Plaques | Hospital-wide

Recognizing donors through named patient rooms, conference rooms, treatment rooms, surgical suites, public spaces, departments or centers. 
Giving level: $50,000–$1,000,000+

Tribute & Memorial Wall | Harbor Lobby

Honoring or remembering someone special to you, from loved ones to physicians. 
Giving level: $1,000 or more (cumulative)

Lifetime Giving Wall | Harbor Lobby

Recognizing those who have given at the following cumulative levels over their lifetime:

  • Humanitarian: $5,000,000 and more
  • Visionary: $1,000,000 to $4,999,999
  • Guardian: $100,000 to $999,999
  • Patron: $25,000 to $99,999
  • Ambassador: $2,500 to $24,999

Sr. Jane Frances Society Wall | Harbor Lobby

Recognizing those who have made a gift to St. Jude Medical Center through their estate plans

Baby Honor Wall | Southwest Tower, 5th Floor

Honoring babies born at St. Jude Medical Center.
Giving level: $250 or more.

Physician & Employee Giving Wall | Harbor Lobby

Recognizing St. Jude physicians and employees who have given to St. Jude.
Giving level: $2,500 or more (cumulative)

Behind every success story at St. Jude is a team of highly skilled caregivers, and the tools and resources needed to deliver extraordinary care. When you make a gift to St. Jude, you become a part of these stories.

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Giving Matters Newsletter

Winter 2020

Featured Inside:

  • Stories of Impact
  • National Doctors’ Day 2020
  • Philanthropy in a Flash

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St. Jude Medical Center is a non-profit organization.  Federal Tax ID# 95-1643325

*St. Jude Medical Center and St. Jude Memorial Foundation in Fullerton, California, are not associated with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.