Welcome New Chief Philanthropy Officer Mary Eileen “Dub” Drees

Dear friends and supporters,

Having spent most of my life in Orange County, I’ve always known what a special place St. Jude is. From my kids being born here to close family members and friends receiving treatment here, there was never a doubt in my mind that this is the hospital you go to receive high quality, mission-centered health care.

That impression was further strengthened during my first months here as Chief Philanthropy Officer. From meeting with our incredible clinical and executive leaders, to learning the rich history of our founding Sisters, to interacting with our passionate board, volunteers and many of you — our loyal donors — it was confirmed in my heart that St. Jude is in fact, different.

It is a difference centered on the relentless pursuit of excellence, coupled with a genuine caring and compassion from every caregiver — from the valet attendant to the clinician. And it is a distinction that I believe is fueled by the sincere love and dedication of this giving community.

I am so honored for this opportunity to build upon our partnership. This is truly my “dream job,” and I cannot wait to experience the extraordinary things we will do together to bring hope and healing to more families here in north Orange County.

With humble gratitude,

Dub Drees
Chief Philanthropy Officer
St. Jude Medical Center