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St. Jude Memorial Foundation

 1440 N. Harbor Blvd., Suite 200
 Fullerton, CA 92835
[P] (714) 992-3033
[F] (714) 446-5430
[email protected]
Mary Drees
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Organization DBA St. Jude Medical Center
St. Jude Hospital Inc.
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 95-1643325 00002



Mission StatementMORE »

The mission of 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. The foundation supports clinical innovations by inspiring philanthropic investment and service that improves and saves lives.

Mission Statement

The mission of 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. The foundation supports clinical innovations by inspiring philanthropic investment and service that improves and saves lives.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $1,600,000.00
Projected Revenue $5,100,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • 3D Digital Mammography (Tomosynthesis) Project

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Mission Statement

The mission of 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. The foundation supports clinical innovations by inspiring philanthropic investment and service that improves and saves lives.

Background Statement

In 1953, a group of local physicians led by Dr. Ramiro Fernandez saw a pressing need to build a new community hospital that would serve the healthcare needs of their family, friends and neighbors well into the future. Under the direction of Dr. Fernandez and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange who operated the very first hospital in Fullerton, the community rallied together to build what would become St. Jude Hospital (now St. Jude Medical Center). It was only through the philanthropic efforts of a caring community that this vision was realized: Cub Scouts organized a circus to raise funds. Community clubs hosted book review parties, bridge parties, a dinner dance and a comedy show. Northrop Aircraft auctioned off lunches with Cary Grant and Humphrey Bogart. In May 1957, the community finally saw their labor come to fruition as they stood in the rain to watch the opening of their brand new hospital.

Since its humble beginnings, St. Jude Medical Center has grown into a 320-bed, non-profit acute care hospital offering the most comprehensive array of nationally-recognized services and programs. A cornerstone of the community for over 60 years, the faith-based hospital has been designated a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report, a Magnet® hospital, and an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center. With areas of specialty in cancer, cardiac, maternity, orthopedic, rehabilitation and stroke, St. Jude continues to set the standard for world-class in a community-focused setting. For further details about St. Jude Medical Center, visit

Impact Statement

Top accomplishments for the 2018 calendar year:

$7.6 million raised through community donations to support advanced technologies, program enhancements, patient experience improvements, endowments and Care for the Poor services

Established our first-ever endowments in the areas of palliative care, nursing education and St. Jude Heritage patient care.

Partnered with a generous community supporter to fund a FibroScan, a specialized ultrasound machine for the live, and SmartPill, a motility capsule which travels through the GI tract to provide physicians valuable diagnostic information.

$300,000 contributed toward Care for the Poor services that increased access to health care and wellness services for the vulnerable population

93,000+ service hours committed by St. Jude volunteers

Top goals for the 2019 calendar year:

Support technological and programmatic enhancements for the St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute, Palliative Care program, Neurosciences Institute, and Community Benefits program which provides health services and education to low-income communities.

Needs Statement

Top funding priorities for the 2019 calendar year:

Enhance the work of the Crosson Cancer Institute through support for technology upgrades, expansion of treatment and survivorship programs, and research and education. Our most immediate need is to fully transition our Kathryn T. McCarty Breast Center with 3D digital tomosynthesis machines, the most advanced technology available. The new technology will detect cancer 41% sooner and make it easier to see tumors in dense breast tissue.

Meet the growing demand for the Palliative Care program; the number served could easily be doubled.

Support the expansion of the St. Jude Neurosciences Institute through increased efforts in community education, enhancements to our Nurse Navigator program, research and data collection, and technology upgrades.

Expand efforts of the Community Benefits program to support access to healthcare for the uninsured/underinsured and growth of our obesity prevention and behavioral health initiatives

CEO Statement

There is a special feeling people get when they enter the doors of St. Jude Medical Center. They are welcomed in like family. They are greeted with a smile. They are treated with respect and dignity. This feeling stems from St. Jude's commitment to using every interaction as an opportunity to serve others and provide genuine care. From small gestures like bringing someone a warm blanket to performing a lifesaving procedure, we promise to always help, heal and comfort, making a difference in the lives we are entrusted to serve.
Through nationally-recognized programs and services, we offer a level of care that not only exceeds national benchmarks, but allows us to restore the health and dignity of those we serve—keeping families whole, reuniting friends and elevating the well-being of communities.
Philanthropy allows us to continue providing world class care with "small town" hospitality. When you give to St. Jude -- through treasure, time or talent -- you are ensuring that you, your family, your friends and your neighbors can receive the best care possible, right in your own backyard.
Mary Drees
Chief Philanthropy Officer, St. Jude Medical Center

Board Chair Statement

Thanks to your donations to St. Jude Memorial Foundation, St. Jude Medical Center is able to offer the best possible care to hundreds of thousands of patients throughout North Orange County each and every year. Your generosity provides the resources needed to acquire the most advanced technology available, which, in the hands of our skilled and compassionate physicians and staff, allows us to deliver truly exceptional healthcare.
Like you, I was always taught the importance of giving back. As the current chair of St. Jude Memorial Foundation, it’s gratifying — yet also humbling— to work with donors like you, whose joyful gifts allow us to provide outstanding healthcare right here in our local community.
Scott Rojas, Chair, St. Jude Memorial Foundation

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

There are many ways that you can support the work of St. Jude. We accept donations via phone, mail and online. We also have a great volunteer program for high school and college students and also adults. You can learn more about our volunteer opportunities at:

Geographic Area Served

North Orange County

Our primary service area includes the cities of Brea, Fullerton, La Habra, Placentia and Yorba Linda.

Organization Categories

  1. Health Care - Community Health Systems
  2. -
  3. -



3D Digital Mammography (Tomosynthesis) Project

Our most urgent funding need is replacing all six of our mammography machines with 3D digital tomosynthesis machines, the most advanced breast imaging technology available.

Budget  $4,100,000.00
Category  Health Care, General/Other Inpatient/Hospital Care
Population Served Females General/Unspecified General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  (See above)
Program Long-Term Success  The new machines will significantly increase breast cancer detection rates for all patients (41% sooner), making even smaller cancers more detectable and treatable at the earliest stage possible. Improved detection accuracy also lowers the rate of patient recalls and additional testing, leading to less anxiety and cost for the patient.
Program Success Monitored By  Improved patient outcomes.
Examples of Program Success  (See above)


CEO/Executive Director Mary Drees
CEO Term Start July 2019
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Chief Philanthropy Officer

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Susan Smith Mar 1995 Feb 2019

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
-- -- --


Award Awarding Organization Year
-- -- --


Affiliation Year
-- --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
-- --



Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 17
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 800
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 6
Caucasian: 5
Hispanic/Latino: 5
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 16
Male: 2
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? --
Organization has Strategic Plan? --
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy --
Whistle Blower Policy --
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? --
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --

Government Licenses


CEO Comments


Foundation Comments



Board Chair Mr. Scott Rojas CFP
Board Chair Company Affiliation Eclectic Associates
Board Chair Term Jan 2019 - Dec 2020
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term Jan - Dec

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Terry Brick Community Volunteer Voting
Dennis Buchanan M.D. SJMC Physician Voting
Salma Bushala-Hamud Maskell Pipe Voting
Adrianne Geiger-DuMond Ph.D. Consultant and executive coach Voting
Sr. Patricia Haley CSJ St. Joseph Hospital Voting
Brian Helleland SJMC Voting
Mike Hernandez HDC Voting
Bradley Jackson M.D. Physician Voting
John Koos Core Development Services Voting
William Lawler M.D. SJMC Physician Voting
Dorothy Lippman Salovesh SJMC Voting
George McDaniel Lighthouse Financial Services Voting
James McGrade Val Mesa Management Voting
Fred Nowroozi M.D. Physician Voting
Scott Rojas Eclectic Associates, Inc. Voting
Kathy Salter SagePoint Financial Voting
Thad Sanford Community Volunteer Voting
Susan Shaw Community Volunteer Voting
Cathy Shircliff SJMC Voting
Stephen Straub Price Transfer Voting
Michael Verity Lighthouse Financial Services Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 17
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): 2
Gender Female: 8
Male: 13
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments


Standing Committees

  • Board Development / Board Orientation
  • Finance


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $5,100,000.00
Projected Expenses $1,600,000.00
Form 990s

2017 Form 990

2017 Form 990 - 7.1.2017 - 12.31.2017

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $557,764,164 $525,458,503 $500,787,632
Total Expenses $544,096,513 $497,409,937 $474,049,884

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$6,709,075 $8,006,513 $8,055,570
Government Contributions $5,550 $3,000 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $5,550 $3,000 --
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $547,477,821 $499,616,892 $470,244,449
Investment Income, Net of Losses $-39,866 $15,054,114 $22,483,109
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $476,773 $443,631 --
Revenue In-Kind -- $5,363 --
Other -- $2,328,990 $4,504

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $492,618,758 $446,515,903 $5,841,685
Administration Expense $50,140,200 $49,475,881 $196,506,153
Fundraising Expense $1,337,555 $1,418,153 $65,589
Payments to Affiliates -- -- $271,636,457
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.03 1.06 1.06
Program Expense/Total Expenses 91% 90% 1%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 19% 17% 1%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $946,025,981 $967,076,877 $1,006,706,172
Current Assets $61,336,022 $80,969,534 --
Long-Term Liabilities $387,918,969 $383,096,678 --
Current Liabilities $43,417,332 $44,437,825 $403,898,511
Total Net Assets $514,689,680 $539,542,374 $602,807,661

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 1.41 1.82 0.00

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 41% 40% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

CEO Comments


Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions. 


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.