Building Toward the Future


A New Day for Gift Planning

Jon Rich

Senior Director of Major and Leadership Gifts, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - ALSAC

Jon Rich began his career in the insurance and investment field with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. After 17 years, Jon left NML to oversee and build the Gift Planning Program at Ducks Unlimited, Inc. At DU, Jon worked with DU's Gift Planning and Development Staff, Board of Directors and key volunteers, significantly growing the program and securing many of the organization's largest gifts. Jon worked on both current and deferred estate gifts for the future of the DU Conservation mission and work. Jon was in that role at DU for 16 years before becoming the Senior Director of Leadership and Major Gifts at ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness arm of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. At ALSAC/St. Jude, Jon manages a team of Major Gift Fundraisers all across the country. Jon has been in this role since 2016 and is proud to continue the legacy of the St. Jude Founder, Danny Thomas and his dream that "No Child Should Die in the Dawn of Life."