The Johns Hopkins University Press

Make a Gift/Become a Friend

Book_signingThe Friends of the JHU Press program aims to generate financial support, visibility, and enthusiasm for the work of publishing and disseminating significant scholarship under the imprint of the Johns Hopkins University. As donors and book enthusiasts, Friends of the Press help fulfill the Press's mission of publishing significant, innovative works that may not be self-supporting though sales alone. Members receive discounts on Press books, enjoy opportunities to attend author events, and have special opportunities to learn about the art and business of publishing. When you make a tax-deductible gift by joining the Friends of the Johns Hopkins University Press, you help to support the publication of distinguished books and journals by America's oldest university press.

Here are two ways to give:

  1. Download a Donor's Form (Please print and mail this form with your gift.)
  2. Make a Gift Online (Please select or type "JHU Press" in the gift designation section.)


Kathy_SanderHow Can You Support the Press?

We offer a variety of opportunities for donors and volunteers to support the Press and learn more about the work of scholarly publishing:

  • Become a donor and friend, join us at events, learn more about America's oldest university press, and help spread the word about the good work of the Press
  • Sponsor a book that requires subsidy to cover special costs associated with publication
  • Underwrite a book series, journal launch, or new publishing initiative
  • Establish your own named endowment to support one of the Press's distinguished publishing programs
  • Name the Press as the beneficiary of a planned gift, either through a life income gift or a bequest. Gift annuities in particular (which provide quarterly payments, a portion of which is tax-free) offer donors a creative way to fulfill their philanthropic intentions and meet their financial needs.

For more information about supporting the Press or ordering books at your donor's discount, contact Jack Holmes, Director of Development, at jmh@jhu.edu or 410-516-6928

Books make great gifts. Gifts make great books!