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Friends, family and colleagues are mourning the loss of David L. McKee, longtime chief operating officer of ALSAC, who for 35 years helped lead the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

McKee, 66, passed away Friday evening after a car accident in the Memphis area.
“David McKee was so much more than one of the world’s great philanthropic leaders,” said Rick Shadyac, ALSAC CEO. “He was a dear friend and mentor to me and many others who worked with him during his 35-year career at ALSAC. He also was a passionate advocate for the patients of St. Jude and for children everywhere who have benefitted from our work. We have lost one of the icons of our organization, and his family is in our hearts and prayers.”

McKee joined ALSAC in 1977 and served in a variety of leadership roles during his years at ALSAC, including as interim chief executive officer, chief operating officer and senior executive vice president. He was instrumental in creating many of ALSAC’s fundraising programs and initiatives, including starting the St. Jude Country Cares radio program.

In 2011, McKee was named the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by Fundraising Success magazine. He helped lead ALSAC to record growth and reach its current status as the second largest health care charity in the United States.

McKee is survived by his wife, Portia; children, David McKee of Collierville, April Fowler of Arlington, and Amanda Madison of Memphis; grandchildren, Charlie Madison, Emily Madison and Caroline McKee; brother, Daun McKee of Fleetwood, Pa.; and sister, Ellen Long of Christianburg, Va.


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