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Ways to Give

Make a Gift

Your contributions help us to continue our mission of improving the health of sick children through excellence in patient care, teaching and research. Individual gifts can be made to Hopkins Children’s to support various programs, services or research projects – all of which benefit our patients and their families. You may designate your gift to an area of particular meaning to you or to the hospital’s most current, pressing needs. Or you may establish endowments to continue your support in perpetuity.

For more information, please contact a member of our  Development Staff .

Other Ways To Give

Cash

Gifts of cash are the most common form of contribution to Johns Hopkins. A gift of cash is easy to do and entitles you to a charitable deduction of up to 50% of your adjusted gross income. 

Appreciated Securities

Appreciated stocks and bonds are also a popular asset donated to Johns Hopkins. That's because they're simple gifts and can offer you a greater tax benefit than an equivalent in cash. Using appreciated securities entitles you to a charitable deduction for the fair market value of the donated asset, and you avoid paying the capital gains tax you would pay if you sold the appreciated securities. More information.

Real Estate

Almost any type of real estate with a minimum value of $250,000 may be donated, and carries the same advantages as gifts of appreciated securities. You can even donate your principal or vacation residence while retaining lifetime use. More information.

Gifts that Pay an Income

A gift that pays income provides benefits to both giver and receiver by providing donors or their designated beneficiary(ies) with an income stream, significant tax savings and the satisfaction of supplying Hopkins Children's with vital long-term resources.

The charitable gift annuity is among the oldest, simplest and most popular of the charitable life-income plans. In exchange for a transfer of cash, marketable securities, or, in some circumstances, real estate, Johns Hopkins contractually guarantees to make specified annuity payments to the donor and/or another beneficiary. The payout rate depends on the age and number of beneficiaries.

The charitable remainder trust is a popular plan because of the financial- and estate-planning flexibility it offers. Using this vehicle, the donor transfers property to the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center under a trust agreement that specifies how trust income and principal are to be distributed, and the trust may be created to become effective during life or at death.

More information about charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts and other types of gifts that pay you back.

Gifts from Your Will or Trust

A bequest is a gift made to an individual or organization through a will or trust. You can leave a legacy to a tax-exempt organization like the Hopkins Children’s, making an ultimate commitment to support its ongoing mission, and still preserve your assets during your lifetime. More information.

For more information, contact a member of our Development Staff.


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