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Types of Gifts

There are four ways to support the Department of Pathology through charitable giving: cash gifts, matching gifts, tribute giving, or gift planning.

Cash gifts

Gifts of all sizes help the Department of Pathology to lead the world in innovative and compassionate patient care, groundbreaking research, and excellent medical education. Gifts made by check or credit card provide immediate support to the Department.

Contributions to the Department of Pathology can be unrestricted and used where the need is greatest, or they can be designated to support a specific faculty member or research of a specific disease. 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 Pathology, some employers match your gift 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 email the form to us at 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. For example, gifts can be made to the Department of Pathology in honor of a friend's special life event, or in honor of a physician who has played a significant role in your health or who has advanced research in a specific disease area. These gifts are greatly appreciated by the people being honored and their families.

A gift made to the Department of Pathology in memory of a person who has passed away is a special way to honor a beloved friend or family member. Such gifts not only memorialize the person, but also help fight the disease that caused them suffering.

Gift planning

Gift planning allows our donors to thoughtfully choose ways of giving that meet their needs—and the needs of the Department of Pathology. A development director from the Department and the Johns Hopkins University 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.

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You may make your donation online, by mail, or by calling 443-287-7947.