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Christian A. Herter Society

The legacy of Christian Herter — former U.S. secretary of state and co-founder of Johns Hopkins SAIS — has inspired thousands of students and alumni 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. Christian Herter Society (CHS) members are highlighted at select school events.

Membership Benefits

  • VIP seating privileges

  • Exclusive invitations to select SAIS events, policy insiders, and leading thinkers

  • Special recognition 

Membership Levels

There are four CHS levels:

Member: $2,500 - $4,999
Partner: $5,000 - $9,999
Global Leader: $10,000 - $24,999
Ambassador: $25,000+

Young Alumni

Young alumni (0-9 years after graduation) are also recognized as members of CHS when they make annual gifts of $1,000, or $84 a month.

CHS and the Dean's Circle

For those who give $100,000 or more annually, they will also receive the unique designation of Dean’s Circle members.

Make A Gift to Join