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Your gift to the Sheridan Libraries will enhance scholarship, speed discovery, and open up worlds to explore.


Annual Gifts

Annual gifts provide support for library initiatives and programs where the need is greatest.
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See our fundraising priorities for more information about how your gift will support the library.

Membership Levels

Membership benefits are cumulative: Members are entitled to all the benefits of their specific group as well as those of all the groups below that giving level.

Sheridan Society - $10,000

Named for Champ and Debbie Sheridan, whose generous gift made the Sheridan Libraries possible. Sheridan Society members receive an invitation to a small gathering at the Dean’s home.

Macksey Society - $5,000

Professor Dick Macksey inspired generations of Hopkins students with his boundless curiosity, encyclopedic knowledge, and intellectual generosity. His legendary seminar sessions, surrounded by his collection of more than 70,000 books, live on in the fond memories of countless alumni. We honor his contributions to the university with a giving level that includes invitations to behind-the-scenes tours of area libraries, museums, and private collections.

Dean’s Circle - $1,000

• Invitation to the annual Dean’s Luncheon
• Curator-led tours of exhibits at Johns Hopkins University
• Reciprocal benefits for Johns Hopkins University Museums

Bibliophile - $500+

• Invitations to exclusive pre-view events
• Borrowing privileges at the Milton S. Eisenhower Library

Curator - $250+

• Invitations to special tours of university collections
• Insider’s newsletter from the Dean

Friend - $75+

• Invitations to Friends-sponsored events, including readings and exhibitions


Gifts-in-Kind can include books as well as other objects, including art and artifacts.
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An endowment can be established with a gift of $100,000 or more and directed toward a specific priority or purpose.
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Planned Giving

Planned gifts, including bequests and charitable gift annuities, allow individuals to support the Sheridan Libraries through estate planning.
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Read an interview with Jim and Joanne Archibald, whose charitable gift annuity will improve the library for thousands of students each year.