Support Tomorrow's Global Leaders

We invite you to share our vision and support tomorrow’s global leaders.

Ways to Help
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Thank you for considering a gift to SAIS in support of our global educational institution that encompasses three campuses in Washington, DC, Europe, and Nanjing, China.

Alumni and friends have a tremendous impact on strengthening the mission of SAIS to educate tomorrow's leaders – individuals who are well positioned to excel in the international relations arena who will confront unprecedented challenges and exciting opportunities to serve. SAIS prepares innovative thinkers and problem-solvers with the economic, cultural and global expertise to operate across national boundaries and in complex international settings. We invite you to share our vision and support tomorrow's global leaders.


Ways to Help

Annual Fund

By choosing to direct your yearly giving to the SAIS Annual Fund, you are offering SAIS the flexibility of unrestricted funding to address needs on all operational areas as they arise during the course of the year. These areas may include programmatic seed funding, fellowship support and students' activities.


Fellowships play an important role at SAIS where donors have an opportunity to establish relationships with students that last throughout their professional lives. Please designate your fellowship support to students at any of our three campuses. You will be invited to join us for events to meet students for whom you have helped.

A number of named fellowships have been established by our alumni and friends to offer new generations of students the opportunity to benefit from the SAIS experience. Some of them are listed here.

Programmatic Support

Through teaching and research at SAIS, our faculty and students contribute to important global policy debates and advance new ideas. Support of these areas is critical to expand current and new programs at SAIS based on their long term value.


Buildings on campus are spaces where you are always welcome to 'come home' and remember some of the best times of your life. They host classrooms—the heart of the SAIS experience—as well as events such as lectures, seminars, conferences, student government activities, graduations, and alumni reunions. Our buildings are the physical representation of our collective memory and a place where you will always 'belong.'

Planned Giving

Planned gifts allow SAIS to prepare for the future, and may result in significant tax benefits or even a new source of income for you and your spouse. For additional information, please visit the Johns Hopkins Office of Gift Planning website at

The Christian A Herter Society

While a gift of any amount is appreciated, you can join the Christian A. Herter Society with a leadership-level annual gift of $2,500. The Society is named in honor of SAIS co-founder and former U.S. Secretary of State Christian A. Herter. Herter Society members are invited to special SAIS events throughout the year.


A number of initiatives have been launched by our alumni and friends to commemorate individuals for their unique contributions to SAIS.

SAIS Europe Class Initiatives

Help make the SAIS unique educational experience accessible to international students with the passion and talent to make a difference in international relations. Designate your gift to your SAIS Europe Class Initiatives.

1959 | 1963 | 1965 | 1967 | 1968 | 1971 | 1972 | 1982 | 1983 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1995 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2006 | 2011


Philanthropy and community building are key to our success. We are extremely grateful to our generous donors who have made it possible to perpetuate the SAIS experience through a number of successfully concluded projects.


Celebrating donors for their commitment to SAIS is a meaningful way to foster a sense of community and belonging, a priority for SAIS. We honor our donors through named building spaces, research programs, Chairs, bequests, and fellowships.

The SAIS Europe Building

The SAIS Europe building campaign was an incredible success story: 90 percent of donors to the campaign are Bologna alumni. Many have given individually, many through a class initiative. It was the exceptional, generous and overwhelming response of alumni and friends to the campaign that made this project a reality.

Private philanthropy supported the SAIS Europe building renovation and addition, the most ambitious project the Center has faced since its establishment in Via Belmeloro 11. Donors were recognized throughout the campus with named rooms and public spaces.

The Kenneth H. Keller Professorship

In 2014 SAIS Europe raised over $2.5 million to endow a Kenneth H. Keller Professorship to honor the legacy of Ken Keller, Director of the SAIS Europe Bologna Center from 2006 to 2014. To learn more about this success story click here.


Make a Gift

To make a gift, please select the campus location below. 


Donate Online

Make a gift or pledge payment to SAIS by credit card onli​ne.

If you would prefer to make a contribution by phone, or have questions regarding your gift, please call 202.663.5630.

Donate by Mail

Send a check made payable to "SAIS" to:

Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Johns Hopkins University SAIS
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036

Matching Gifts

Many companies sponsor matching gift programs that increase the impact of their employees' contributions by matching your gift dollar to dollar or perhaps even double- or triple-matching it. Find out what your employer's policy is and help your gift go further.


If you are interested in making a gift of securities, please visit the Johns Hopkins Giving website at You will be given complete instructions to ensure the efficient processing of your thoughtful contribution. If you have questions about making a gift of a securities, please contact Linda McGill in the Office of Gift Planning at 410.516.7954 or toll-free at 800.548.1268 or by email at

Planned Gifts

There are many ways to support SAIS in addition to outright gifts. Planned gifts allow SAIS to prepare for the future, and may result in significant tax benefits or even a new source of income for you and your spouse. For additional information, please visit the Johns Hopkins Office of Gift Planning website at


Donate Online

Make an online donation in Euro or US Dollars directly to SAIS Europe by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discovery). From this site, you can select several Europe campus specific gift designations.

Donate By Check

Please make your cheque payable to "The Johns Hopkins University" and send it to the SAIS Europe Office of Development (address below) together with the contribution form you can download here.

Contact Us

To learn more about tax deductible donations in
your country and for more information on how to
make a gift to SAIS Europe, please contact :

SAIS Europe Office of Development
Via Belmeloro 11, 40126 Bologna, Italy


Tel: +39.051.2917844 or +39.051.2917821

Tax Deductible Donations

All donations to SAIS Europe from the US and Canada are tax deductible. Tax deductible donations can also be made through the Transnational Giving Europe network in the following countries: BelgiumFranceGermanyIrelandItalyNetherlandsPolandSwitzerlandU.K. To make a tax deductible donation from one of the following countries: Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Hungary please contact

Other Ways To Donate

There are many additional ways you can donate to SAIS Europe:

  • gifts of cash (either by check or credit card) or pledges (payable over a period of years)
  • gifts of stocks (in the form of appreciated securities)
  • gifts of closely held stock (If you own stock in a closely held corporation)
  • gifts of personal property (all forms of tangible personal property)
  • gifts that provide income (life-income gift program)
  • gifts of real estate (any kind of real estate)
  • gifts through bequests (to be forever associated with SAIS Europe)


Thank you for your continued support of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center. Every gift you give makes a difference!

Give a donation:

  • Online: Please go online and designate The Hopkins-Nanjing Center under "Gift Designation"
  • Mail: Send in the completed gift form to The Hopkins-Nanjing Center Development Office, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036
  • Phone: If you would prefer to make a contribution by phone, or have questions regarding your gift, call 202.663.5832.
  • Give a tribute donation in honor or memory of someone or to commemorate a special occasion using any methods mentioned above.

Contribute with a gift of stocks or wire transfer. If a payment with securities is indeed made, please notify Hugh Sullivan.

Explore planned giving options. Planned gifts allow the Hopkins-Nanjing Center to prepare for the future, and may result in significant tax benefits or even a new source of income for you and your spouse.

For more information, please contact Hugh Sullivan.

Contact Us

Alessandra Adami


Administrative Assistant to the Office of Development, Bologna


Kenna Barrett, PhD


Director of Development


Gabriella Chiappini


Director of Development, Bologna


Valentina Cucuzza


Sr. Administrative Coordinator


Louis Diez, Ph.D.


Assistant Director of Development


Mary Evans


Special Events Coordinator


Margaret Frondorf


Director of Alumni Relations


Jordi Izzard


Senior Associate Director of Alumni Relations


Emily Kessler


Director, International Programs


Anna Lemberger


Development Coordinator


Kim Morton


Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations


Elise Moylan


Senior Associate Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations


Clarissa Ronchi


Development Coordinator, Bologna


Hugh Sullivan


Director of Advancement, Asia


Francesca Torchi


Alumni Office Assistant and Alumni Events Coordinator, Bologna