Our Wall of Fame

Hope Recognition Wall

We have a “Wall of Fame” at the National Shrine of St. Jude, a place where we honor individuals with special discernment. Seekers who look beyond the here and now to the then and there. Visionaries. Donors who are perceptive enough to see that we begin meeting tomorrow’s needs today by planning their charitable giving.

We call our Wall of Fame the “Hope Recognition Society.” Our special partners include those who have named the National Shrine of St. Jude/Claretians in their wills.

Members of the Hope Recognition Society include benefactors who have placed major assets in a charitable trust, not only to meet personal income needs during life but also to benefit the National Shrine of St. Jude/Claretians in the years ahead. They, too, deserve a standing ovation.

We likewise applaud our contributors who have made outright gifts from their charitable funds. These discerning donors reveal a faithful spirit as they invest in the future of the National Shrine of St. Jude/Claretians. They shine in their faithfulness to St. Jude and our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Recently, brass plaques have been engraved and placed on the wall as a formal tribute to more than 500 individuals or families. The donor names on the wall will be adjusted annually to reflect new benefactors being honored, or increased levels of giving for recognized donors. The 6 levels include:

  • Bequests: bequests received during the year
  • Hope Lifetime: $20,000 cumulative lifetime giving
  • Hope: $20,000 annual giving
  • St. Anthony Claret: $10,000 - $19,000
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary: $7,500 - $9,999
  • Claretian Martyrs of Barbastro: $5,000 - $7,499

It’s not just the amount you give that earns you a place in our Hope Recognition Society. Rather, it’s the virtue of your discernment, seeing tomorrow’s needs today.

Our Hope Recognition Wall is housed at the National Shrine of St. Jude so future generations of Claretian benefactors will know and appreciate the philanthropic friends who have so generously provided significant support. As with so many others around the country, the named individuals have partnered with the Claretians in their mission to spread the love of God and the hope of St. Jude to a world in need.

We would like to induct you into our planned giving Wall of Fame. We want to honor you and introduce you to other patrons who have made a planned gift to the National Shrine of St. Jude/Claretians.

To learn more about our Hope Recognition Society, contact our Planned Giving Office at 1-800-237-7783 or email PlannedGiving@stjudeleague.org.