SHOOK is proud to contribute its leadership and world-class
research toward making a difference in our world.

Fundraising Campaigns

Major Philanthropic Campaigns

  • Generated $300 million in gifts by publishing research identifying top individual U.S. givers, over six-year period.
  • $1.3 million – Children’s Cancer Research Fund. Life-saving treatment for pediatric neuroblastoma.
  • $1.4 million – Make-A-Wish, a new record.
  • $1 million – Children’s Cancer Research Fund. Life-saving treatment for pediatric glioblastoma.
  • $1 million – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Life-saving treatment for pediatric medulloblastoma.
  • $1 million – Children’s Cancer Research Fund. Life-saving treatment for rare form of Leukemia.
  • $700,000 – Susan G. Komen to fund liquid biopsies for early detection of breast cancer.
  • $1 million – Susan G. Komen, in two separate SHOOK campaigns, to study and find a cure for breast cancer patients under age 40.

Raised: $1.3 million
Funding Cure for Deadly Nerve Cancer

In 2023, SHOOK raised $1.3 million in partnership with the Children’s Cancer Research Fund to save the lives of children afflicted with an aggressive, lethal form of cancer called neuroblastoma.

See why giving is important to SHOOK Research and our rankings


Raised: $1 million
Funded Pediatric Brain Tumor Treatment

Raised more than $1 million to help fund a life-saving treatment, which could benefit tens of thousands of children with brain tumors. This breakthrough will also enhance the effectiveness of current therapies for many other types of cancer, including breast, ovarian and prostate cancers as well as melanoma.

Member, National Advisory Board, Children’s Cancer Research Fund

Raised $1.4 million
Funded fight against child leukemia

2020 Forbes-SHOOK Top Advisor Summit

Granted wishes for thousands of children.

Raised: $1 million
Funded Brain Tumor Treatment

Raised more than $1 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The money helps fund brain tumor treatments for thousands of suffering children.

Most significant contributions:

Raised $550,000 for Susan G. Komen at 2018 Forbes | SHOOK Top Advisor Summit

  • Broke Komen record for “flash” raise
  • Named fundraiser of the year
See R.J.’s story

Raised More than $450,00
Fighting Breast Cancer With Research

In 2023, SHOOK Research partnered with Susan G. Komen foundation to raise more than $450,000 toward breast cancer research. The research seeks to find how to best diagnose, treat and cure breast cancer afflicting patients under age 40.

Philanthropic Research

In 2012, SHOOK Research undertook an unprecedented project: identifying, researching and ranking the world’s biggest individual philanthropic givers based on how much they have actually paid, instead of the amount they had pledged. To this day, only SHOOK provides this research.

These individuals are committed to saving lives and making the world a better place. Selected givers are ranked and published in an annual feature story in Forbes magazine.

Warren Buffett
Melinda French Gates