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A Gift That Pays You Back

A charitable gift annuity provides income to you and future support for Johns Hopkins.

View more information about making a gift through a Charitable Gift Annuity.Your benefits include:

  • Fixed income for you and/or a loved one
  • Favorable treatment of capital gains when you fund your gift with appreciated stock or other securities
  •  Potential tax savings, including a charitable income tax deduction

Important update on gift annuity rates: On May 7, 2020, the American Council on Gift Annuities Board of Directors approved a decrease of payout rates. The decreased rates will be published in the coming weeks and take effect on July 1, 2020. If you’ve been considering a charitable gift annuity, now is the time to take advantage of current, higher payout rates. The gift annuity payout rates will be an estimated 0.3% to 0.5% higher than they will be on July 1.

How to make your gift:

  • Contact the Office of Gift Planning to speak with an advisor who will prepare a personal life income proposal. Call 410-516-7954 or 800-548-1268 or email
  • Calculate your potential benefits now with our gift calculator

For more details, view the charitable gift annuity information sheet.


Now is the Time

Maximize your benefits from a charitable gift annuity by July 1.

Why I Give

"Ella and I began supporting the university through charitable gift annuities in 2005. This scholarship is a way to deepen our commitment, honor Ella, and help students in the business school that benefited her so much," said Frederick Kauffman.

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