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.



Hope Under the Sea
Adventure Aquarium, Camden, NJ

Benefiting the Neu Center for Supportive Medicine and Cancer Survivorship, Jefferson’s Haitian Complex Head and Neck Care and Education (CHANCE) Mission and David’s Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation

In March 2010, David Caldarella was diagnosed with Stage IV squamous cell carcinoma. David had just turned 40, was never a smoker, not a big drinker, and loved to run; he was the epitome of health. Over the next ten months, David underwent surgery for the removal of 72 lymph nodes, 6.5 weeks of radiation therapy, 7 weeks of chemotherapy and 10 weeks of physical therapy. Thanks to the support of family and friends, his own determination and the care he received by Jefferson’s Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, on November 11, 2010, David became a stage IV cancer survivor.

David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that raises funds to provide financial assistance, services and hope to families primarily in New Jersey, affected by a cancer diagnosis. This event will honor and support cancer patients from David’s Dream and Believe, Jefferson’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, and Haitian patients cared for by Jefferson’s physicians committed to expanding their reach past the Philadelphia boarder.



2nd Annual Ride and Renew
Montgomery Township Community and Recreation Center
Montgomeryville, PA

Benefiting the Mary Halinski Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

Stop by the Montgomery Township Community and Recreation Center on November 19 for indoor cycling (spin) and yoga classes for the second annual ‘Ride and Renew’ event. The event raises pancreatic cancer awareness and supports the Mary Halinski Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at Jefferson’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. Beginners welcome! Visit for more information.



SAVE THE DATE: 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!