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The story of Johns Hopkins is at its heart a story of philanthropy. Johns Hopkins Medicine owes its existence and continuing excellence to the generosity of private individuals. Philanthropy allows Johns Hopkins Medicine to continue its ongoing efforts as a leader in innovative and compassionate treatment, groundbreaking research and cutting-edge education.

Help us succeed with our goal to further the understanding of human heredity and genetic medicine, and use that knowledge to treat and prevent disease.

How Your Gift Supports the Institute of Genetic Medicine

The potential of genetic medicine has never been greater. Yet despite this tremendous momentum, the future of genetics research not only at Johns Hopkins but throughout the nation is threatened. Federal research funding for genetic research, traditionally our primary source of support, has decreased at the same time scientific innovations have led to an ever-increasing demand for research grants nationwide.

Private philanthropy is our hope for the future

From seed grants to endowments, gifts to underwrite the creative work of genetic scientists at Johns Hopkins will have a tremendous impact. Philanthropic support has never been more critically important than it is today nor has the potential return on investment been greater.

Types of Gifts

There are four ways to support the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine | Department of Genetic Medicine through charitable giving: cash gifts, matching gifts, tribute giving or gift planning.

Cash Gifts

Gifts of all sizes help the Department of Genetic Medicine to continue our ongoing efforts as a leader in innovative and compassionate treatment, groundbreaking research and excellent surgical medical education. Gifts made with a check or credit card provide immediate support.

Contributions to the Department of Genetic Medicine can be unrestricted and used where the need is greatest. Gifts can be designated to support a specific doctor. Gifts can also be made in memory of a loved one or to honor someone special in your life. Gifts can be made outright or pledged over a period of up to five years.

Matching Gifts

Many employers offer a matching gift program to their employees. For every dollar you donate to the Department of Genetic Medicine, your employer will match it either dollar for dollar, two dollars to one dollar or in more generous cases, three dollars to one dollar. All you need is a Matching Gift Form from your employer’s public affairs department. Complete the section designated for employees, and mail the form to us. We will take care of all the other details and paperwork.

Tribute Giving

There are many opportunities to commemorate family members, friends or colleagues on a birthday, anniversary or another special occasion. Gifts can be made to the Department of Genetic Medicine in honor of a special physician, for example, who has played a significant role in your health. These gifts are greatly appreciated by the people being honored and their families. A gift made to the Department of Genetic Medicine in memory of a person who has passed away is a special way to honor a beloved friend or family member. Such a gift creates a legacy and memorializes the person by providing direct support to the department.

Gift Planning

Gift planning allows our donors to thoughtfully choose ways of giving that meet their needs, as well as the needs of the Department of Genetic Medicine. A development director from the Office of Gift Planning can provide you with information on effective charitable planning options so that you can achieve optimum tax, financial and philanthropic results.

Learn more about gift planning.

You may make your donation online, by mail, or by calling 410-502-1876.

Support Genetic Medicine Research

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Contact Us

Sarah Farrell
Director of Development
Phone: 443-287-0582
Email: [email protected]

Kevin McGuire
Sr. Associate Director of Development
Phone: 443-287-4199
Email: [email protected]

Claire Hughes
Development Coordinator
Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine
Phone:  410-502-1876
Email: [email protected]

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