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

End of Year Giving
Ways to Help
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Thank you for considering a gift to Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in support of our global educational institution that encompasses three campuses in Washington, DC, Bologna, Italy, and Nanjing, China.

Alumni and friends have a tremendous impact on strengthening the mission of the school 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. The school 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.

Thank you for making a difference!

As 2018 comes to a close, we are thankful for your year-end gift to SAIS. There are plenty of options below to make sure your gift is processed before the end of the calendar year. Your contribution of any size has a powerful impact on the opportunities available to SAIS students.

For European based tax-payers, please click here for country-specific instructions on how to make a tax-deductible gift to SAIS Europe. If your country is not listed, please follow the instructions below.

Gifts by mail

The addresses to mail your gift to SAIS are:
Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Johns Hopkins SAIS
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe
Attn: Alessandra Adami
Via Beniamino Andreatta, 3
40126 Bologna ITALY


  • Please make your check payable to "Johns Hopkins University" and in the memo section print your gift's designation or attach a note.
  • Please date your check on or before December 31, 2018.
  • Please mail your check on or before December 31, 2018. Checks that are postmarked by December 31, 2018, will be credited as gifts received in 2018.
  • Note on courier services. Unlike USPS, gifts sent through FedEx, UPS, etc. will be credited by Johns Hopkins SAIS based on the date the gift is received. Since the SAIS mailroom will be closed for the holidays, we recommend using the United States Postal Service or your country’s postal service. This will allow us to count the postmark date as the date of your gift.

Gifts by credit card

  • Gifts made using our online secure credit card site before midnight on December 31, 2018 will be credited in 2018. Please follow this link: Make a gift by credit card
  • For credit card gifts to SAIS Europe click here.
  • Credit card gifts sent by mail must be processed with the bank before the close of business on Monday, December 31.
  • Tip: Please use the online submission form to ensure your card information is received and you get year-end credit. Mail-in credit card forms often are not processed before the end of the year.
  • Make your credit card gift by phone by calling our Development Coordinators at 202.534.1307 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST  or +39.051.2917.821 at SAIS Europe between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CET up until Friday, December 21.
  • Note that our Washington, DC office is closed from 5 p.m. on December 21 to January 2, 2019.
  • SAIS Europe Offices are closed from December 21 through January 4, 2019.

Gifts by cash wire

  • Please email for wiring and electronic transfer instructions. To make a gift by wire transfer to SAIS Europe please email
  • Gifts with a wire transaction date of December 31 or earlier will be credited as 2018 gifts. 

Gifts of stock or securities

  • For information about gifts of stock or securities visit  or contact 410-516-7954, 800-548-1268, or
  • The IRS defines the date of gift as the date JHU has complete control over the asset, which varies by form of receipt.

Contact Information
Contact Jennie Eaton, Development Coordinator at 202.534.1307 or if you have any giving-related questions.
For SAIS Europe, please contact Alessandra Adami at +39.051.2917.840 or


Ways to Help

Fund for SAIS

By choosing to direct your gift to the Fund for SAIS, you are offering the school the flexibility of unrestricted funding to address its greatest needs.

The Fund for SAIS supports Dean Nasr and the SAIS Board of Advisors' single largest priority as we close the Rising to the Challenge Campaign: fellowships and student support. 20% of the financial aid that SAIS is able to offer every year comes from the generous Fund for SAIS support of alumni and friends.
Make a Gift

The Christian A. Herter Society

The legacy of Christian Herter–former US secretary of state and co-founder of Johns Hopkins SAIS–has inspired thousands of students to strive to address the most pressing challenges in international relations. We recognize and celebrate his lasting imprint by honoring individuals who contribute $2,500 or more in support of the mission and goals of the school. CHS members are highlighted in the school's Honor Roll and receive special seating at select school events as well as exclusive access to policy insiders and leading thinkers. Read more...


Fellowships play an important role 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 school's experience. Some of them are listed here.

Programmatic Support

Through teaching and research, 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 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 school's 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 the school 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


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

SAIS Europe Class Initiatives

Help make the school's 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 | 1981 | 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 of 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 your Online, Secure Gift
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

Over 16,500 companies match charitable gifts! Check with your Human Resources department or visit our matching gift database to see if your company participates. Please send your matching gift form to:

JHU/Development Business Services
Attn: Gift Processing Supervisor
3910 Keswick Road N2100
Baltimore, Maryland 21211


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 Andreatta 3, 40126 Bologna, Italy


Tel: +39.051.2917844 or +39.051.2917821

Tax Deductible Donations

All donations to SAIS Europe from the USA and Canada are tax deductible. Tax deductible donations can also be made in the countries listed below through the Transnational Giving Europe network – an independent network of foundations based in Europe – or through other designated registered associations. Please note that some of these foundations and associations could retain a small fee from your contribution (for more information please contact your country’s foundation/association or the SAIS Europe Development Office). For giving instructions please click on your country of interest:  BelgiumFranceGermanyItaly, PolandSwitzerlandU.K. To make a tax deductible donation from one of the following countries: Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, or 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

Christina Alexander
Director of Constituent Engagement

Gabriella Chiappini
Director of Development, Bologna

Mary Evans
Special Events Coordinator

Vittoria Fortuna
Alumni Office Assistant, Bologna

Jonathan Henry
Director of Advancement, Asia & Middle East

Khadija Hill
Senior Associate Director of Development

Jordi Izzard
SAIS Global Alumni Relations Director

Erika Jackson-Stokes
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
Anna Lemberger
Assistant Director, Annual Fund

Pedro Lozada Penalva
Assoicate Director of Development

Kim Morton
Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations

Clarissa Ronchi
Development Coordinator, Bologna

Maya Shih
Associate Director of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Francesca Torchi
Alumni Office Assistant and Alumni Events Coordinator, Bologna

Rachael Weiss
Administrative Coordinator, Development and Alumni Relations