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Giving to Hopkins Nursing

Support Nursing's Future

You can help secure nursing's future at Johns Hopkins. There are many ways to give, including online.

Make An Online Gift


When you make a charitable gift to the school, you will receive the satisfaction of supporting an important cause, the excitement of seeing your gift lead to positive change, and—in many cases—tangible financial benefits to you and/or another beneficiary, through tax advantages and the retention of a lifetime income from the donated asset.


We seek to redefine nursing education through a unique combination of:

  • Academic rigor
  • Extraordinary nursing scholarship
  • Unparalleled opportunities for nursing graduates


Ways your donation can support the future of nursing include, but are not limited to:

Gift Types

  • Cash and Pledges

    These are deductible for federal income tax purposes up to a limit of 50 percent of your adjusted gross income if you itemize deductions.

  • Stocks and Bonds

    If you itemize, you are entitled to a charitable income tax deduction for the full value of your gift, provided you have owned the securities for more than 12 months. You avoid paying a tax on capital gains that you would owe if you sold the securities.

  • Closely Held Stock

    Gifts of stock offer substantial tax benefits. There are a number of strategies you can use to structure the gift according to your circumstances.

  • Personal Property

    In planning your estate, remember that valuable collections, works of art, and other forms of tangible personal property may be subject to estate taxes. By donating such items during your lifetime, you not only reduce your taxable estate, but also reduce your taxable income in the year of the gift.

  • Gifts that Provide Income

    You may wish to make a substantial gift but feel you cannot afford to give up the annual income produced by the asset. Our life-income gift program offers several ways to help you make such a gift, while retaining an income for your lifetime.

  • Real Estate

    Almost any kind of real estate can make a valuable gift. No capital gains tax is due when you donate appreciated real estate; you are entitled to an income tax deduction in the amount of the appreciated value of the real estate; and you avoid estate taxes on the appreciated asset.

  • Bequests

    When donors feel they need capital during their lifetime, they can still associate themselves forever with the School of Nursing through a bequest. The value of a bequest is deductible for estate tax purposes, and there is no limit on the amount of the deduction.


An Evening With the Stars

Held annually in September, this gala evening in the courtyard of the School of Nursing’s Pinkard Building celebrates Johns Hopkins Nursing’s Shining Stars—faculty, students, and nurses from the Johns Hopkins Hospitals. The Stars, nominated by their peers and chosen by Hopkins nurse leaders, are the highlight of a strolling dinner where awardees and guests are entertained by faculty and students offering mock simulations and engaging demonstrations of nursing education.

Celebrate With Us

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