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Giving

Ways to Give

Thank you for considering a gift to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Please choose among the following options or call 410-955-5194 for assistance during regular office hours.

Cash

The School receives the majority of gifts in cash, which is tax deductible and exempt from gift or estate taxation. If all your deductible gifts in a year exceed 50 percent of gross income, you may carry the excess amount over as a deduction for up to five years.

You may make your gift today by credit card using our secure online form or by sending your check (made payable to Johns Hopkins University) to:

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Office of External Affairs—Development
615 N. Wolfe Street, W1600
Baltimore, MD 21205
United States of America

Appreciated Securities 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. 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.

Real Estate

The advantages of giving real estate are essentially the same as for gifts of appreciated securities. 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.

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.

Bequests

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. You'll be welcomed into the Johns Hopkins Legacy Society, which honors those who secure the financial future of Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine by making a life-income gift or a bequest.

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 email Heath Elliott, Senior Director of Development and Alumni Relations for an initial discussion, or visit our gift planning website.

However you choose to make your gift, please know that we greatly appreciate your support and dedication to the advancement of the world's health.