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.



9th Annual Get Your Rear in Gear
Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia

Benefiting colon cancer research at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and Jefferson Health

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 and Division of Colorectal Surgery at Jefferson Health. Join Team Jefferson today!



11th Hour Racing Team: Love Half Marathon
Philadelphia, PA

Benefiting Jefferson’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Emergency Fund

The 11th Hour Racing Team is participating in the Love Half Marathon with a goal to raise $10,000 to help support Jefferson’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Emergency Fund. The 11th Hour Racing Team is asking runners in the Philadelphia area to join them and commit to raising $100. Funds raised will support Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center patients and their families. Join the 11thHour Racing Team and run for those who cannot. 



SKCC Presents: Screening of ‘Beer Runners’
Thomas Jefferson University, Dorrance H. Hamilton Building

Benefiting the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Emergency Fund

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Oncology Patient Support Services presents the screening of ‘Beer Runners’ featuring David April, a Jefferson kidney cancer survivor. “Facing the most difficult time of his life David April, discovered running as a positive way to heal himself. His passion for running spawned a running club and a community where people support and encourage the success of others. David's journey has helped others turn their lives around, and sparked the Beer Running Movement in the United States and Spain. The film received the Sharon Pinkenson Award for Best Local Feature at the 2015 Philadelphia Film Festival.” Following the film, there will be a discussion by the film maker Justin Wirtalla and “Professor” Dr. Manuel Castillo.



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.