Meet our Donors

Arlene and Charles SteichenThree Decades of Compassionate Care
In addition to being a dedicated volunteer, Charles Steichen has been a donor to St. Jude since 1990. By giving through the IRA charitable rollover, Charles is able to see the impact his contributions are making today while also reaping significant tax savings.

Dwight OdleLegacy of Local Theatre Figure Lives On Through Support of St. Jude
As a tribute to his parents and an act of gratitude for the quality, compassionate care his mother received, Dwight "Richard" Odle included a heartfelt gift to St. Jude in his estate plan.

Charles and Dorothy SaloveshLong-time Supporter's Legacy to Seed Endowment for Palliative Care
Charles "Ched" Salovesh, JD established a charitable gift annuity that will enhance compassionate care at St. Jude Medical Center for generations. While the annuity provided him financial benefits during his lifetime, his decision to give came from the heart.

Lennette SchnurA Mother's Words Manifest into Incredible Gift for Nursing
Lennette Schnur is making an indelible mark on St. Jude that will impact future generations of nurses. And it started with six sternly spoken words from her mother.

Karen StokxSt. Jude Receives $1.8 Million Estate Gift
A longtime supporter's gift will fund a third da Vinci robot for performing minimally invasive robotic-assisted procedures.

Wo Kong Kwok, Ph.D.St. Jude Medical Center Receives $2 Million Legacy Gift to Establish Endowment
In honor of the care his wife received at St. Jude Medical Center, Wo Kong Kwok, Ph.D., was inspired to create a gift that will live forever in her name.

Cathy ShircliffAcross the Years: St. Jude Cares for Three Generations of Breast Cancer Patients
Three generations of women from one family have received care for breast cancer from St. Jude. Now the family is joining a drive to bring the most advanced mammography technology available to the hospital.

Marvin BlaskiSt. Jude Medical Center Receives $3 Million Gift to Advance Stroke and Patient Care
St. Jude Medical Center is pleased to announce a $3 million gift—one of the largest in the hospital’s history—from the estate of the late Marvin Blaski, a patient who dedicated the gift in appreciation for the outstanding care he received after a stroke in 1996.

Ray and Edie Guerrero Ray Guerrero — The Bequest of IRA Makes a Perfect Charitable Gift 
Like many others, Ray and Edie Guerrero started giving in 1994 to St. Jude to express their gratitude for the care given by their physician. Through the years, they have had a long relationship with Dr. Douglas Starr at St. Jude Heritage Medical Group's Diamond Bar office and many positive experiences at the Medical Center. 

Charles KaperGrateful Cancer Survivors Make Generous Bequest 
In the mid-1960's, Charles "Charley" Kaper traveled to Japan to instruct a client of his firm in the use of the latest graphic arts devices used in the bulk-printing industry. Charley had vast experience in the United States, and his employer often assigned him to consult with clients in the U.S. and internationally.

Juanita HoffmanCharitable IRA Rollover 
Juanita Hoffman and her late husband, Dr. Robert Hoffman, have found the Charitable IRA Rollover to be an easy and effective way to support both the Southwest Tower (Campaign for Excellence) and, more recently, the Northwest Patient Tower, which is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2014.

Donor McCartyGive Your Home, But Live There for Life — Retained Life Estate 
Many of our supporters can't imagine living anywhere else but their current homes. Many would also love to make a major gift to St. Jude Memorial Foundation but don't have the means to make such a gift today. If this sounds like you, you may want to consider a charitable giving arrangement called a retained life estate.

Darlene EnglerDarlene Engler - Lifelong Friend of St. Jude Medical Center 
Darlene Engler grew up in La Habra next door to Dr. Ramiro Fernandez, one of the founders of St. Jude. Darlene became best friends with Dr. Fernandez's daughter, Dianne (now Krallman).

Duane WintersA Lifetime of Giving 
In the mid-1950s, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange were facing the daunting task of raising $2 million to begin construction of their new hospital in Fullerton. As people stepped forward to organize the community and raise the necessary funds, among them was Duane Winters, a young businessman.

Helen LetticeFaithful Volunteer Makes Generous Bequest 
Helen and Fred Lettice met in the 1970s when Helen took a job at the same company at which Fred worked. Helen says, "Fred was the love of my life! He was smart, handsome, and had a wonderful sense of humor."

Dorothy Lippman SaloveshLongtime Employee Donor and Her Husband Find Value in Charitable Gift Annuities 
Dorothy Lippman Salovesh, MSN, ACHPN, and her husband Charles (Ched) Salovesh, LL.B., J.D., have given back to St. Jude Medical Center in countless ways. Dorothy has dedicated more than 29 years of service to St. Jude, serving in a variety of the hospital's care settings.

roger and Caroline ZacharyA Heartfelt History of Giving to St. Jude 
Roger and Caroline Zachary have a wonderful history of giving in many ways. Undaunted by laryngeal cancer in the 1960s, Roger led a group of cancer survivors who also had lost their vocal chords and helped them to communicate again through... 

Henrietta LeeA Lasting Legacy: Generous benefactors present St. Jude Medical Center with the largest single donation to date 
St. Jude Memorial Foundation is proud to announce it has received the largest single donation to date, a $3 million outright gift. The donation comes from the estate of philanthropists Harold and Henrietta Lee of Buena Park, and will be applied toward future projects at St. Jude Medical Center.

Donald and Joyce Kessler"Paying Forward" Life's Blessings to Strengthen Quality Care 
Donald and Joyce Kessler feel like they are with extended family when they walk in the doors at St. Jude Medical Center. Their wonderful experiences have inspired them to leave a lasting legacy of care for others at St. Jude.

Gordon McCoyThe Perfect Tribute for a Man Who Loved St. Jude 
In 1960, Gordon McCoy; his wife, Helen; and the couple's six children loaded up all of their belongings and traveled from Chicago, Illinois, to Fullerton, California. The young surgeon had heard of the new St. Jude Hospital, and he was excited to join its staff. He was very busy from the time we came," Helen remembers. 

Linda De LongCareful Planning and Commitment Help Ensure St. Jude's Future 
"I have a totally peaceful feeling that the minute I walk into St. Jude I know we're OK, and I don't worry," says Linda De Long. "Everything's going to be the best it can be, and I don't have to think about it." Charles and Linda De Long, there is no better place to go for care than...

Thomas and Arloah ArtingstallGiving Makes a Difference at St. Jude...And in the Lives of the Givers 
Thomas and Arloah Artingstall aren't regular patients of St. Jude, but they have been very pleased by the impact St. Jude has on their community and find great joy in supporting the hospital's health care programs and services. "The feeling you get when you're able to give is...

James LarsonJames Larson is Giving to St. Jude's Future After St. Jude Gave Him His 
James Larson, 67, has found himself in a sudden struggle with life and death more than once, and he is grateful to St. Jude Medical Center for giving him each new chance at life. Jim survived a serious heart attack in 1993. "Actually, my heart stopped in the emergency room after the paramedics brought me in," Jim says. Thanks to the skills of...

Nicholas BegovichCreating a $1 Million Legacy for St. Jude Medical Center from a Non-Performing Asset 
It all began in 1958 when Nicholas Begovich paid $5,000 for a 1951 212 Coupe Vignale Ferrari. The sports car had an extensive history of racing and was in need of restoration when Nick added the Ferrari to his growing collection of handcrafted European automobiles. Nick carefully unassembled the car and purchased original parts from the Ferrari factory...

Marion and James McGrewThe Best of Both Worlds 
For most people, the prospect of making a significant gift to a favorite charity calls for a consultation with a knowledgeable professional, e.g., a financial planner or a CPA. Not so for Marion and James McGrew. When the McGrews decided to establish a charitable gift annuity for the St. Jude Memorial Foundation, they were able to skip that step.

Charitable IRA Rollover, IRA Bequest, Life Insurance, and Estate Bequest 
Francis and Irene Murdock were faithful and generous supporters of St. Jude Medical Center for many years. They met when they both worked at Sears, and they were happily married for 56 years. Irene traveled all over the country opening new stores. Francis later worked on airplanes at McDonnell Douglas for over 25 years.

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A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to St. Jude Memorial Foundation a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

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The official legal bequest language for St. Jude Memorial Foundation is: "I, [name], of [city, state, ZIP], give, devise and bequeath to St. Jude Memorial Foundation, Fullerton CA [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose." 
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able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to St. Jude or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to St. Jude as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to St. Jude as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and St. Jude where you agree to make a gift to St. Jude and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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