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Giving Instructions

As 2020 comes to a close, we are thankful for your year-end gift to Johns Hopkins SAIS. There are plenty of options below to make sure your gift is processed before the end of the calendar year.

Your generosity has a powerful impact on the opportunities available to our students. There are plenty of options below to make sure your gift is processed.

For European based tax-payers, please click here for country-specific instructions on how to make a tax-deductible gift to SAIS Europe. 

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 USA

Office of Development
Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe
Via B. Andreatta 3
40126 Bologna ITALY

Please make your check payable to "Johns Hopkins University" and in the memo section print your Johns Hopkins SAIS gift's designation or attach a note.

End-of-year instructions:

  • Please date your check on or before December 31, 2020.
  • Please mail your check on or before December 31, 2020. Checks that are postmarked by December 31, 2020, will be credited as gifts received in 2020 even if they arrive at Johns Hopkins SAIS after December. The pandemic has also caused USPS delays, so it is recommended that you mail in any checks as early as possible to ensure they are credited in 2020.
  • Note on courier services. Unlike USPS, gifts sent through FedEx, UPS, etc. will be credited by Johns Hopkins based on the date the gift is received. Since the SAIS mailroom in DC will be closed for the holidays on December 24, 25, 30, and 31, 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, 2020 will be credited in 2020. To make a gift by credit card to Johns Hopkins SAIS and Hopkins Nanjing Center, please follow this link: Make a gift by credit card
  • To make a credit card gift to SAIS Europe, click here.
  • Credit card gifts sent by mail will be credited on the date it is processed, not the date on the envelope. We recommend making credit card gifts online.
    • 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 Coordinator in Washington DC at 202.663.5641 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST up until Friday, December 18.
  • Note that our Washington, DC office staff will be on holiday from 5 p.m. on December 23 to December 25, 2020. And December 31, 2020 to January 1, 2021.
  • SAIS Europe Offices are closed from December 21, 2020 through January 3, 2021.

Gifts by cash wire

  • Gifts with a wire transaction date of December 31 or earlier will be credited as 2020 gifts. 
  • Please email for wiring and electronic transfer instructions in the USA.
  • For cash wire transfers to SAIS Europe, please email Alessandra Adami at

Gifts of stock or securities

  • For information about gifts of stock or securities click here or contact or
  • The IRS defines the date of gift as the date JHU has complete control over the asset, which varies by form of receipt.

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