St. Jude Tribute banner

ALSAC/St. Jude bids farewell to Richard C. Shadyac Sr.

Total Number of Gifts: 162
Total Value of Gifts: $23,385.00

Recent Donors

Margaret Bethea McHenry

Mr. Michael D. Driebe

Joan Sheppard

Mr. Michael D. Driebe

Joan Sheppard

Mr. Michael D. Driebe

Joan Sheppard

Mr. Michael D. Driebe

Joan Sheppard

Mike & Sylvia Driebe

Full Donor List Opens new window.Full Donor List

 *Please note that if you anonymously donate to this web page, your name will not be shown on the list of donors that is displayed on this web page. However, the person who set up this web page may be notified of your donation, although the amount of the donation will not be provided.

Terms of Use

Friends, family and colleagues are mourning the loss of former ALSAC CEO Richard C. Shadyac Sr., who served from 1992 to 2005. He died September 16, 2009 after battling a long-term illness.

Shadyac left an indelible mark on ALSAC during his tenure as CEO, helping to shepherd the fundraising organization through the death of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas and presiding over a four-fold increase in fundraising to support the growing needs of St. Jude.

David L. McKee, ALSAC’s chief operating officer, served with Shadyac throughout his tenure. “Mr. Shadyac always said that being CEO of ALSAC wasn’t a job. It was a love affair,” McKee said. “We will always remember his devotion, his commitment and his love for the children of St. Jude. He motivated his staff to achieve their best through his own dedication, and he invested his all into raising the funds that St. Jude needed to continue its lifesaving work.”

Shadyac, a former attorney, joined the ALSAC/St. Jude Boards of Directors and Governors in 1963 and acted as general counsel for ALSAC. He served as chairman of the ALSAC Board of Directors in the 1960s and 1970s and as the chairman of the St. Jude Board of Governors in the 1980s. In 1992, he was appointed CEO of ALSAC following the retirement of Baddia J. Rashid. He retired in 2005, but continued to serve as a member of the Board.

Camille Sarrouf Jr., chairman of the ALSAC Board of Directors, said the Board has been forever shaped by his leadership and indebted to his service. “The Board of Directors feels a great loss today. We have lost one of the legends of our organization and arguably the most tireless advocate of our cause since Danny Thomas and Mike Tamer, the first CEO of ALSAC, launched this remarkable institution.”

Joseph G. Shaker, who served as chairman of the ALSAC Board of Directors during Shadyac’s tenure as CEO, offered praise by comparing Shadyac to St. Jude founder Danny Thomas, saying “When you say Danny Thomas, the next words you say are Dick Shadyac. You can’t get any closer to living the legend of Danny Thomas than through Dick Shadyac. The entire St. Jude family is going to miss him greatly.”

Shadyac was a close friend and confidant of founder Danny Thomas, and he played a critical role in ensuring the stability of ALSAC and St. Jude after Danny’s death, which occurred shortly before he became CEO. The loss of the organization’s most visible fundraiser and champion meant Shadyac had to find a new voice to tell the St. Jude story. Shadyac found his answer in the children and families of St. Jude, and their stories have helped spread the mission of the hospital to donors and supporters across the country ever since.

Dr. William E. Evans, director and CEO of St. Jude, said Shadyac always did what it took to support the mission of St. Jude. “As a Board member and then as ALSAC CEO, Dick Shadyac was always there for us, doing whatever was necessary to ensure we had the resources to provide unsurpassed patient care and world-class research for children with catastrophic diseases. He never lost his drive or his focus--it was always on the children.”

Shadyac was known as a father figure to the patients and families of St. Jude, and upon his retirement in 2005, he spoke of his legacy and the patients who were always in his heart, saying “I hope that people think I did a good job. I hope that they feel that I gave it my best. And I want them to remember how much I love the children.”

Marlo Thomas, national outreach director of St. Jude and daughter of founder Danny Thomas, called Shadyac one of the great leaders in the organization’s history. “Dick Shadyac was a tireless champion of our mission and every child and their parents who walked through the doors of St. Jude. We are not just losing a great man, we are losing a patriarch of our St Jude family who played a critical role in the history of St. Jude and ALSAC. He is with my dear father now. I hope we make them proud as we follow the path they have set for us.”

Guest Book

Sign the guest book to add a short message.

Sign the Guest Book

Records 1 - 25 of 1,001+

Wed, May 23, 2018
I love this website - its so usefull and helpfull.
Here is my homepage: _____ ( %url )

Dian Ambrose
Wed, May 23, 2018
I love reading your site. Thanks a lot!
Here is my site :: 2019 honda crv canada ( %url )

Wed, May 23, 2018
Superb page, Continue the excellent work. Thanks a lot.
My blog ... proxumer ( %url )

Wed, May 23, 2018
Great website! It looks really good! Keep up the good work!
Check out my weblog :: hajj ( %url )

Daniele Tinline
Wed, May 23, 2018
Passion the site-- extremely individual pleasant and great deals to see!
Here is my site ... Streaming Hentai Online Free ( %url )

Regena Rubinstein
Wed, May 23, 2018
Excellent page, Keep up the great work. Many thanks!
Here is my web-site: quan ao nu ( %url )

Norris Winifred
Wed, May 23, 2018
The value of website could be extremely high, mainly because it solely depends on your expectations and idea of website concept. Understanding is the first stage to get more familiarity inside the online world. Do they have META tags and will they display your selected keywords properly.
Here is my blog post social media for business ( %url )

Wed, May 23, 2018
Maintain the excellent work !! Lovin' it!
Review my blog post :: proxumer ( %url )

Sherrie Mokare
Wed, May 23, 2018
Really, such a beneficial website.
my web site :: Streaming Jav Online Free - JavPlay ( %url )

Wed, May 23, 2018
Truly enlightening looking forwards to coming back again.
My blog post - poker online ( %url )

Wed, May 23, 2018
Thanks for the purpose of supplying these kinds of very good write-up.
Feel free to visit my webpage: aliexpress curly hair cheap ( %url )

Joyce Hahn
Wed, May 23, 2018
Thanks for finally writing about > St. Jude Tribute: beagle dog

Francesco Gladney
Wed, May 23, 2018
I like looking at your websites. Thank you so much!
My site; fucking wrap ( %url )

Rodger Jude
Wed, May 23, 2018
Hi there! This post couldn't be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this post to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!
My web site :: perfect fishing ( %url )

Wed, May 23, 2018
You've gotten possibly the best sites.
My web site ... effondrement du bitcoin;chute du bitcoin;chute du cours du bitcoin;faut il encore investir sur le bitcoin;chute cours cryptomonnaie;bulle du bitcoin; ( %url )

Stormy Mayorga
Wed, May 23, 2018
Appreciate it for sharing this awesome website.
Look into my page ... homepage ( %url )

Wed, May 23, 2018
Apart from individuals who are suffering from low levels of testosterone cypionate Watson buy ( %url ), it is also employed by many athletes and body builders for its anabolic properties.

Ulrike Martindale
Wed, May 23, 2018
Lovely Website, Keep up the wonderful job. thnx!
Feel free to visit my page :: real estate property valuation ( %url )

Senaida Fredericksen
Wed, May 23, 2018
Incredible, this is a good site.
my blog post; how to do property valuation ( %url )

Marti Preiss
Wed, May 23, 2018
Great looking website. Think you did a lot of your very own coding.
Here is my weblog - valerie crystal clutch ( %url )

Tatiana Darr
Wed, May 23, 2018
Thanks, this site is very beneficial.
Take a look at my web blog: __________ _______ ( %url )

Pansy Pitts
Wed, May 23, 2018
Great internet site! It looks really good! Maintain the helpful work!
my homepage - Car battery offers ( %url )

Summer Collie
Wed, May 23, 2018
Amazing....this is a important site.
my web blog investir immobilier neuf;comment investir dans l'immobilier;investir dans l'immobilier neuf;comment faire un investissement dans le neuf;investissement appartement neuf;rentabiliser investissement immobilier;reussir son investissement dans l'immobilier;faire un investissement immobilier;premier investissement immobilier;pret investissement immobilier;achat immobilier investissement;investir dans le neuf; ( %url )

Rosemary Playfair
Wed, May 23, 2018
Maintain the amazing work !! Lovin' it!
Feel free to surf to my site ... hinh anh ghe nail gia re, ( %url )

Tue, May 22, 2018
I appreciate the data on your internet site. Appreciate it.
Also visit my homepage; top paid surveys ( %url )

Records 1 - 25 of 1,001+

Does this page contain objectionable content? Please inform the system administrator.