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As a parent or family member, your most important role is providing support and motivation for your Blue Jay. Additionally, we encourage you to get involved in ways that can further enhance your family’s experience and connect you to the university.

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The Hopkins Parents Fund

The Hopkins Parents Fund directly supports student programming, campus traditions, and extracurricular activities that are not covered by tuition and fees. Your gift empowers Hopkins to offer additional resources, support services, events, and activities throughout the year enhancing student life and providing an essential element of belonging and balance to the rigorous JHU academic experience.

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The Hopkins Parents Leadership Giving Circle

As a proud parent of a Hopkins student, we encourage you to deepen your JHU relationship by joining The Hopkins Parents Leadership Giving Circle, a vibrant community of engaged families whose annual philanthropy fuels campus life, as well as provide social and leadership opportunities for all undergraduate students. Leadership-level annual gifts beginning at $1,000, strengthen learning and extracurricular experiences across Homewood and provide opportunities and access that may otherwise not be possible.

The Hopkins Parents Leadership Giving Circle specifically recognize our exceptional community of loyal Hopkins families who go above and beyond to give back and empower the university to fulfill its mission of bringing innovation and discovery to the world.

Hopkins Parents Council

Join 30+ enthusiastic Hopkins families from across the country and around the globe who provide leadership support beginning with the Explorers Level ($2500+) of the Leadership Giving Circle. Members reach out to other Blue Jay Families to enlist their support of the Hopkins Parents Fund, advocate in the home communities and meet twice yearly with university leaders and administrators. For more information, email

Senior Parent Challenge

The Senior Parent Challenge is an annual JHU tradition for families to recognize their Blue Jay or another individual who impacted their student’s undergraduate experience (such as a professor, staff member, or peer). The honorees will receive acknowledgment cards recognizing your special tributes. Gifts, of any size, to the Senior Parent Challenge support The Hopkins Parents Fund programs and initiatives which directly fuel extracurricular experiences across Homewood, strengthen learning opportunities, support longstanding campus traditions.