Office of Institutional Advancement


While Jefferson is an academic medical center, it is also a haven of hope serving the citizens of Philadelphia, the Delaware Valley and beyond. As a nonprofit, we rely on the support of our community to make our life-changing mission possible. This page is a directory of the many events organized by alumni, grateful patients and friends to benefit Jefferson. 

Jefferson Gala

A signature event for the Philadelphia region, the Jefferson Gala is a revelatory experience — a chance to recognize our friends and family who have been leaders in discovery, innovation, clinical care and philanthropy.

Upcoming Events


Methodist Hospital Foundation Fashion Fundraiser
Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building
Philadelphia, PA

Supporting Healthcare in South Philadelphia

Join the Methodist Hospital Foundation for the 10th Annual Fashion Fundraiser. Enjoy a cocktail reception with raffle and silent auction, luncheon, fashion show, and special guest DJ, Dr. Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, President & CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health!


Community Fundraisers

Find out how you can support, participate, or organize a community fundraiser for Jefferson.



Shop Sixty Five Kidney Transplant Center Fundraiser
Shop Sixty Five
128 S. 17th Street, Philadelphia

Benefiting Jefferson’s Nicoletti Kidney Transplant Center

Shop Sixty Five (128 S. 17th Street) is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a shopping event from 5:30-7:30pm on Tuesday, February 13. 10% of all profits will benefit the Jefferson Nicoletti Kidney Transplant Center. Treat yourself to an early Valentine’s Day gift with complimentary gift wrapping and hors d’oeuvres and drinks to be served. RSVP to


The Wanda Bilec Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Casino Night
Penn Oaks Country Club
West Chester, PA

Benefiting Jefferson’s Pancreatic Cancer Surgical Research Fund

The Wanda Bilec Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research supports the Brody Lab at Jefferson, and the many patients and families fighting this disease. Join the foundation for a night of casino games, prizes, silent auctions, and food to raise support for Jefferson’s Pancreatic Cancer Surgical Research Fund. Wear purple and support the cause!



10th Annual Get Your Rear in Gear
Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia, PA

Benefiting Jefferson’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and Division of Colorectal Surgery

Jefferson is a proud sponsor and beneficiary of the annual Get Your Rear in Gear event, a 4 mile run, 2 mile walk and Kids’ Fun Run. Organized by Maria Grasso, the daughter of a former Jefferson patient who lost his battle with colon cancer, this Colon Cancer Coalition event raises awareness and support for colorectal cancer research and patient care at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Division of Colorectal Surgery, and Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Jefferson Health. Join Team Jefferson today at!



Eagles Autism Challenge
Lincoln Financial Field
Philadelphia, PA

Benefiting autism research and programs at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, CHOP, and Drexel.

Team Captain, Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, is calling all employees, students, faculty, alumni, and friends at Abington, Aria, Center City, East Falls, and Kennedy campuses to participate in this city-wide event. Gather your family, friends, colleagues, and classmates to join Team Jefferson and show Philadelphia how proud we are to be a beneficiary partner in this new and important initiative. Join Team Jefferson today!