Bequests

The Enduring Gift that Costs Nothing Today

"The students today are so incredibly talented, and it's my hope the John J. Hanex Memorial Scholarship will help them to fulfill their goals and dreams."
—Taylor Hanex, Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute supporter

Taylor Hanex was just 19 and a promising Peabody student when her father passed away. The scholarship she named in his honor assists students who have also felt the loss of a parent, and an additional gift through her estate plan ensures future generations will receive support, too. Many supporters have made bequests to secure the future of Johns Hopkins. A bequest can be accomplished in many ways and can be funded with assets such as cash, publicly traded securities, and real estate.

Types of Bequests

  1. Bequest from Your Will or Trust: Give to Johns Hopkins without affecting your cashflow during your lifetime. (Sample Bequest Language)
  2. Gift of Retirement Plan: The balance of your retirement plan may be worth more when donated to Johns Hopkins than to your heirs.
  3. Gift of Life Insurance Policy: Avoid potential estate taxes and make a significant gift.