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.

Community Fundraisers

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



Preserving the Love: Annual Night Out on the Town
Hilton Philadelphia, Penn’s Landing

Benefiting oncofertility research at Jefferson’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

Preserving the Love was created by Janet Doherty to help cancer patients preserve their fertility, in the hopes that after treatment, patients can fulfill whatever family plans they had. Preserving The Love has teamed up with Jefferson's Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center to fund research to investigate mechanisms for improving fertility preservation outcomes for cancer patients. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Annual Night Out on the Town fundraiser will go to fund the oncofertility research program at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson.



The Third Annual Amy’s Ride/Run/Walk Against Pancreatic Cancer
Quakertown, PA

Benefiting Pancreatic Cancer Surgical Research Fund at Jefferson’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

Amy’s Ride/Run/Walk is an annual fundraiser designed for individuals and families. Choice between 4 event options that include a recreational family walk, 5k run or two cycling options of 24 or 42 miles. This pet-friendly family event includes entertainment and access to an adjacent large open-air Arts Festival.  Organized by 9 siblings of Amy (Cygan) Spier who lost her battle with pancreatic cancer on November 29, 2014. The event benefits the Pancreatic Cancer Surgical Research Fund at Jefferson’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center.