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ways to give:

gift options to benefit you and Johns hopkins

“We give to Johns Hopkins because Hopkins is part of

our family, and we know our gifts will have long-term,

meaningful usefulness.”

Claire and Allan Jensen, A&S ’65, Med ’68

Through their many forms of philan-

thropic giving and planning, Claire

and Allan Jensen have made an

immediate impact on Johns Hopkins

and will provide support to foster

generations of doctors, musicians, and

young scholars to come. The Jensens

took advantage of charitable giving

options that allow them to fulfill their

philanthropic wishes in coordination

with their overall financial and estate

planning. Their philanthropy includes

outright gifts, life income gifts, and

commitments from their estate that

extend to the Wilmer Eye Institute

and the School of Medicine, as well

as to the Sheridan Libraries and the

Peabody Institute. Whether giving

appreciated stock, creating an income-

producing gift, or remembering Johns

Hopkins in your will, you, too, can

ensure Johns Hopkins remains a global

leader in education, research, and

patient care.


Immediate Impact and Maximum

Charitable Deduction

Cash gifts are deductible for federal

income tax purposes up to a limit

of 50 percent of your adjusted gross

income if you itemize deductions.

When cash gifts exceed this limit, you

may carry over the excess deduction

for up to five additional years. Pledge

payments for cash and other outright

gifts can be made over a series of years.


Receive a Charitable Deduction and

Avoid Capital Gains Taxes

A gift of securities, such as stock or

mutual fund shares, may offer

advantages over a cash gift. To receive

maximum tax benefits, the securities

must be held by you for at least one year

before your donation. Johns Hopkins

sells them immediately and directs

the proceeds to the area you designate.

You pay no capital gains tax for the

gifted securities and can claim a federal

income tax charitable deduction for the

full, appreciated value of the securities,

up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross

income. If the value of the gift exceeds

this limit, you may carry over the excess

deduction for up to five additional years.