Language for Your Will or Trust

You may direct a gift through your will or trust to Johns Hopkins University of a particular asset (or assets), a specific dollar amount, or a stated percentage of your estate or residual estate after all debts, taxes, and expenses have been paid.

When drawing up your will or trust, or leaving Johns Hopkins University as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, donor advised fund or life insurance policy, please use the following designation:

The Johns Hopkins University, a non-public 501(c)(3) corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Maryland, with a mailing address of 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.

Johns Hopkins University’s federal tax id is 52-0595110.

If you would like to designate a specific purpose for your gift or establish an endowed fund, professorship, department chair, or other program, please contact the Johns Hopkins Office of Gift Planning at 410-516-7954, or toll-free at 800-548-1268, or by email at  As each individual situation is unique, it is best to speak with a gift planning advisor to ensure your plans accurately reflect your wishes. We would also like to thank you for your commitment and welcome you into the Johns Hopkins Legacy Society.


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