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Gift Planning

"I am proof of what Hopkins has done, of the lives saved. Including Hopkins in our wills is a way to say, ‘thank you.’"

With their bequest to the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute, Harvey Sherzer and his wife, Susan, have made a lasting commitment to advancing prostate cancer research at Johns Hopkins.

There are many ways to give to Johns Hopkins, options that can benefit you and your family, too. The goal of gift planning is to fulfill your philanthropic wishes in coordination with your overall financial and estate planning.

How Your Gift Helps

Whether giving appreciated stock, creating an income-producing gift, or remembering Johns Hopkins in your will, you can ensure Johns Hopkins remains a global leader in research, patient care, and education for generations to come.

  1. Bequests allow you to give to Johns Hopkins without affecting cash flow during your lifetime. Examples are a will, codicil and revocable trust, or naming Johns Hopkins a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy.
  2. Life-income gifts provide income to you or others for life or a term of years, with the remainder to be used for the purpose you designate at Johns Hopkins. Examples are charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts.
  3. Outright gifts to Johns Hopkins that can be used immediately—such as gifts of securities, real estate, or from your IRA—are often an appealing option that provide you tax benefits and allow you to witness the impact of your philanthropy.

What Will Your Legacy Be?

The Johns Hopkins Legacy Society celebrates those who make a bequest commitment or life-income gift to any area of Johns Hopkins. Members receive acknowledgement of their generosity, exclusive opportunities to engage more fully with the entire Johns Hopkins community, and a memento. If you have already made a bequest to Johns Hopkins, please let us know. We want to make sure your wishes are met and welcome you to the Legacy Society.

A Personalized Partnership

With extensive backgrounds in law, finance, and banking, the professional staff of the Johns Hopkins Office of Gift Planning partners with you and your advisors. Together, we will create a plan that allows you to achieve your philanthropic, financial, and estate planning goals, while supporting the mission of the Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine. Gift planning services are confidential and collaborative, and they are provided without obligation. 

Tell us how we can assist you by contacting us at:

Johns Hopkins Office of Gift Planning
San Martin Center, Second Floor
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: 410-516-7954
Toll-Free: 800-548-1268
Fax: 410-516-7208
Email: giftplanning@jhu.edu


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