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The generous support of our donors, like you, enhances the quality of our academic programs and the research that ultimately result in more effective and thriving schools, communities, and families. No matter the size, your philanthropic gift allows the school to continue to attract the most talented students, faculty, and staff that can provide these positive results.

Ways to Give

Thank you for considering a gift to the SOE. Following are some ways you can make a gift. If you wish to make an online gift right now, please use our secure online form.

Cash or Credit

Gifts of cash are the most common form of contribution to the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. A gift of cash is easy to do, and the gift is not subject to gift or estate taxation. A cash gift entitles you to a charitable deduction of up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income. If all deductible gifts in a year exceed the 50 percent limit, you may carry the excess amount over as a deduction for up to five years. You may send your check (made payable to Johns Hopkins University) to:

The Johns Hopkins University School of Education
Development and Alumni Relations
2800 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

Alternatively, to expedite your giving, you may make your gift today by credit card using our secure online form.

Please be sure to include your daytime contact information (address, phone, and e-mail). If you have any questions please contact 410-516-4028.


Through various types of bequests to Johns Hopkins, you may secure an estate tax charitable deduction for the value of the gift. Best of all, you will know that your generosity will support the School's mission for years to come.

A bequest can be made through various estate vehicles such as a will or a trust, or even naming the School as a beneficiary of a retirement plan benefit or insurance policy.
When you share your bequest intention with Hopkins, if you are over the age of 60, we will be able to count an estimated future value in our Campaign totals.

To find out more about gift planning strategies, including gifts of real estate, securities, bequests and gifts that can produce an income stream for you or a loved one, please contact Michele Ewing at the School of Education, 410-516-4183 or; or Kathryn A. Shelton in the Johns Hopkins Office of Gift Planning, 410-516-7954 (toll-free: 1-800-548-1268); or visit the JHU Planned Giving website.

Appreciated Securities, Real Estate and Other Assets

Appreciated stocks and bonds are also a good asset to donate to the School because they can offer you, the donor, a greater tax benefit than an equivalent gift in cash. Almost any type of real estate may be donated: undeveloped property, farms, commercial buildings, vacation homes or your residence. You may even donate your principal or vacation residence while retaining lifetime use. Using appreciated securities entitles you to a charitable deduction for the fair market value of the donated asset, and you can avoid paying the capital gains tax you would pay if you sold the appreciated securities. This tax deduction may be up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income, and any amount over this limit may be carried forward for five years.


Outright gift of securities or mutual funds: Linda McGill 410-516-7954 (toll-free: 1-800-548-1268) or
Making a gift of bonds: Johns Hopkins Office of the Treasurer, 443-997-8120

Gifts that Pay an Income

Do you want to support the School, but are concerned about having enough income for yourself and/or your loved ones?

Gifts that pay an income, such as gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and pooled income funds, can provide donors (or their designated beneficiaries) with an income stream, significant tax savings and the satisfaction of supplying the School with vital long-term resources. A gift that pays income provides benefits to both giver and receiver. These gifts can be funded with cash, appreciated securities or real estate.

Since planned giving is very individualized, the specific benefits of gifts that pay income are influenced by a number of variables. Any gift you decide to make will be a reflection of your own special situation.

For information on our Legacy Society, visit The Legacy Society is an honorary organization of individuals who have chosen to support the mission of the Johns Hopkins University School of Education through charitable bequests, trusts and life-income gifts.

All gifts impact the lives of the School of Education and our communities. However you choose to make your gift, please know that we greatly appreciate your continued support and investment in the future of education!

Dale Johnson, MS Ed, '95

“I treasured my experience at SOE and am proud to be affiliated with the Johns Hopkins School of Education which values teaching teachers for the next generation.”  Raised in a family that emphasized education and paying it forward, Johnson uses his philanthropy to support his personal commitment to maintaining the JHU legacy of teaching exceptional teachers. Click here for Dale's full story.


Gift Opportunities:

SOE Alumni Annual Scholarship Fund

EBCS - Henderson-Hopkins

The Walter G. Amprey Visiting Fellows Fund

BERC - Baltimore Education Research Consortium

Diplomas Now

Early Learning

Everyone Graduates Center

National Network of Partnership Schools

Talent Development Secondary

Division of Public Safety Leadership