St. Jude Memorial Foundation
St. Jude Medical Center
St. Jude Memorial Foundation
St. Jude Medical Center
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.
- Mary Eileen ‘Dub’ Drees, Chief Philanthropy Officer
- Lucy Takahashi, Director of Annual Giving
- Tony Truong, Director of Gift Planning
- Grace Casian, Director of Major Gifts
- Noreen Jung, Communications Manager
- Gian Santos, Volunteer Services Manager
- Dale Katsuyama, Finance Manager
- Norma Moses, Fundraising Events Manager
- Meghan Adamovic, Philanthropy Manager
- Samaneyah Mouth, Advancement Services Manager
- Mandi Archuleta, Executive Assistant
- Frances Aquino, Foundation Accountant
- Amanda Barber, Administrative Foundation Associate
- Rachel Laverde, Communications Foundation Coordinator
- Rachyl Creech, Volunteer Services Foundation Coordinator
- Melissa Hardy, Major Gifts Foundation Coordinator
- Tanya Gonzalez, Special Events Foundation Coordinator
- Vinette Wallace, Gift Entry Associate
Our Board of DirectorsThe 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
- Salma Bushala-Hamud
- Adrianne Geiger-DuMond, Ph.D.
- Sister Patricia Haley, CSJ
- Bradley A. Jackson, M.D.
- William Lawler, M.D.
- George McDaniel
- James McGrade
- 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
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.
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
View a list of volunteer opportunities
Become part of our dynamic team of volunteers
*Please note: St. Jude does not offer volunteers clinical experience, job shadowing or internship opportunities. All roles are non-clinical.
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. Contact Gift Planning Director Tony Truong for more information at 714-992-3033.
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
For more information, please call Meghan Adamovic at 714-992-3033.
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. See how philanthropy has made a difference in our patients’ lives and the advancement of our mission:
Giving Matters Newsletter
Giving Matters Newsletter
- Meet St. Jude's New Chief Philanthropy Officer
- A Walk Among the Stars Celebrates a Milestone Anniversary
- St. Jude Volunteer Dedicates His Time & Treasure
Looking for a past edition of Giving Matters? Please email us at SJMF@stjoe.org.
If you have questions or would like to be included on St. Jude Memorial Foundation's mailing list, please call 714-992-3033.
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.