The Marcum Foundation is proud to support the following charitable organizations:

  • Health & Safety
  • Family & Wellbeing
  • Food & Shelter
  • Education & Self-Esteem

National Charity Partner of Choice

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital opened its doors on February 4, 1962, based on Danny Thomas’ dream that “no child should die in the dawn of life.” Since then, they have made incredible strides in childhood cancer research. We’ve helped improve the survival rate of childhood cancer from 20% to 80%. And ALL, the disease with a virtual death sentence in 1962, now has a survival rate of 94 percent.

Today, St. Jude’s a world leader in developing new, improved treatments for children with cancer, and we create more clinical trials for cancer than any other children’s hospital. We freely share those breakthroughs, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

And still today as when we opened our doors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all they should worry about is helping their child live.

Additional Beneficiaries

National Charity Partner of Choice

American Heart Association: Kids Heart Challenge

The American Heart Association (AHA) has grown into the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. A shared focus on cardiovascular health unites our more than 35 million volunteers and supporters as well as our more than 2,900 employees. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

AHA has an initiative called the Kids Heart Challenge, a service-learning program that gives elementary students the opportunity to feel good, while doing good. It’s a way for students to better their life all while changing someone else’s. We know the physical and mental well-being of our school communities is vital to success.

Kids Heart Challenge educates students, staff, and families through interactive technologies and accessible activities to learn about heart, brain, and social & emotional health. Every student deserves the opportunity to thrive, and our support of Kids Heart Challenge is creating and empowering an equitable future.

With more than 90 years of saving lives, AHA will continue paving the way in the fight against heart disease and stroke.


Additional Beneficiaries

Support Center for Child Advocates
The Children Assessment Center
Cradles to Crayons
The Fresh Air Fund
Orangewood Children's Home
Providence House

National Charity Partner of Choice

No Kid Hungry

In the wake of the coronavirus, millions of children in the United States are still facing hunger – as many as 1 in 6 kids this year. No Kid Hungry has a plan to make sure those children are fed, as the crisis continues and in the recovery to follow. Through a combination of grants, strategic assistance, advocacy and awareness, No Kid Hungry is helping kids, families and communities get the resources they need.

Additional Beneficiaries

National Charity Partner of Choice

Children of Fallen Patriots

The mission of Children of Fallen Patriots is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. We are dedicated to serving the families of servicemembers from all branches of the armed forces who have died as a result of combat casualties, military training accidents, service-related illnesses, suicide, as well as other duty-related deaths as ruled by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The vision of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is to ensure that every child of a fallen patriot receives all necessary college funding. We believe a college education is the single most important gift we can give these children. An education is the most important investment in the future of America, and we believe the work we do is one of the best ways we can honor those who died defending our country.

Additional Beneficiaries

Bernie's Book Bank
Thea Bowman Centar
Shepherds, Inc.
Boys & Girls Club
The Reflect Organization