Celebrate 50 Years of Partnership with St. Jude
On February 4, 1962, Frater Danny Thomas founded St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Nearly ten years later, in a letter, Frater Thomas wrote to the Grand Council, “It would be a pleasure for me to have the opportunity to point especially to the 300 chapters of TKE should they adopt St. Jude as their national project. Our tenth year anniversary in February, 1972, could become a glorious occasion should TKE determine to adopt our project. I hope and pray you will.”
Fifty years ago, Grand Prytanis Lenwood Cochran and the Grand Council signed a commitment to enlist Fraters to carry on Frater Danny’s work.
Frater Thomas was quoted in THE TEKE magazine as saying, "I am proud to be a Teke, and I know St. Jude is going to approve of this marriage between the greatest Fraternity in the world and the greatest hospital with the most miraculous research center."
Danny was right. St. Jude’s research is savings lives and the men of Tau Kappa Epsilon have been a vital part of their mission.
Since 2009, Tau Kappa Epsilon has raised more than $6 million dollars for St. Jude. We have already raised nearly $3 million toward our $10,000,000 commitment.
We believe Frater Danny Thomas (Gamma-Nu, Toledo) would be proud of his Fraternity. We want you there to celebrate this outstanding part of our TKE history where we will celebrate our 50th anniversary of our partnership with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.Read more about our history with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital here.