Hopkins Parents Fund

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The Hopkins Parents Fund is managed by the Parents Programs and Giving office within Development and Alumni Relations. This year, our goal is to raise $1.3 million to support Homewood students.

Parents Fund goal

Raven, Hopkins Student“One of the highlights of my freshman year was High Table, an amazing evening of coming together with my friends and the faculty.  I really appreciate the Parents Fund making the special evening possible.”
– Raven, Class of 2019

What Does Your Gift Support?

Campus Services

  • Career Center
  • THRIVE – Health and wellness pilot program
  • Special needs fund

Annual Traditions

Capital Support

Student Life Programming

Marron FamilyWe just made a donation to the Parents Fund, as we think the university’s commitment for the outside-the-classroom programming is crucial to the quality of life in and around campus. Keep up the good work!
– Martin and Carmen Marron P’15, ‘17

Leadership Giving Circle

Joining the Leadership Giving Circle deepens your connection with the JHU philanthropic community and further enriches the undergraduate student experience through the Hopkins Parents Fund. Participants at all levels are invited to the Leadership Giving Circle reception during Family Weekend and Commencement. On-campus and regional events provide additional opportunities to meet key faculty, administrators, and families.


President $25,000
Dean $15,000
Leader $10,000
Member $5,000

All members at the Leader level and above receive reserved family seating at Commencement, name recognition on the Hopkins Parents Fund Wolman Wall of Honor, and are eligible for Hopkins Parents Council membership. Members at the President level may also be eligible for President’s Parents Roundtable membership. Please contact Parents Programs and Giving for additional details.


Watch the following videos to see the work of the Hopkins Parents Fund in action.