The Cerulean Society

The Leadership Giving Society

The Cerulean Society assembles members of the alumni community who uniquely personify and endow the Alumni Association’s continued dedication to innovation, discovery and the advancement of Johns Hopkins’ global impact.

Cerulean’s Impact 

When you elect to contribute to the Alumni Association’s endowment at a leadership level, you demonstrate your commitment to the vision and future of your alumni association. By your generous support, you also set an example of commitment that is becoming an inspirational benchmark of engagement for members of the Johns Hopkins community everywhere. 

A significant percentage of each Cerulean-level donation to the Alumni Association endowment funds activities within each of the university’s nine divisions. Your gifts therefore support alumni activity, like reunion and homecoming events, in perpetuity.

Society members’ contributions to the Alumni Association endowment also sustain the association’s special awards and grants for alumni, faculty and students. 


Membership in the Cerulean Society is limited to alumni who make a tax-deductible contribution of $5,000 or more to the Alumni Association’s endowment. 

Become a member by using our online form or by calling (800) 548-5481.

Society Benefits

While the advancement of the Alumni Association is the primary reward of membership, inclusion in the Cerulean Society entitles you to enjoy exclusive privileges:

Limited free access to the Johns Hopkins University Ralph S O’Connor Recreation Center.* Cerulean Society members and a guest may use the recreation center once a semester (up to three times per calendar year).

Free use of the Johns Hopkins University Shuttle Service. The Johns Hopkins shuttle bus services the Homewood, Eastern, Mt. Washington, Downtown and East Baltimore campuses. Please have your Cerulean Society member card available to show the driver when boarding the bus. Learn more about the shuttle service.

Discounts on subscriptions to the Johns Hopkins News-letter. Receive a 20% discount on all year-long subscriptions to the News-letter. Published weekly during the academic school year, the News-letter is one of the nation's oldest continuously published, student-run college newspapers. Since 1896, The News-letter has been bringing student news, event information, athletics stats, and academic updates to the Homewood undergrads. Now the News-letter can do the same for you with 26 issues shipped to your address.

To subscribe, send an email to and use code CERU.

Complimentary tickets to Johns Hopkins men’s lacrosse home games.** Two free tickets per game per alumnus are available on a first come, first served basis.

Waived initiation fees to the Johns Hopkins Club. As a Cerulean Society member, you’ll have your initiation fees waived when you join the Johns Hopkins Club.  A Hopkins tradition, the Club offers an elegant and private place for dining, and access to over 100 reciprocal university clubs around the world, many with lodging. 

Ability to join the Princeton Club of New York.** Conveniently located on 43rd Street in Manhattan—just off 5th Avenue and minutes from Grand Central, Rockefeller Center and the Theatre District—the Princeton Club (PCNY) is the perfect place to meet new friends, entertain clients, celebrate with family and connect with other Johns Hopkins alumni. The clubhouse includes two beautiful restaurants, eight meeting and banquet facilities, luxurious overnight accommodations and a state-of-the-art fitness center – including squash courts, exercise classes, personal trainers and massage therapy – to name a few. And, you can use your membership to access some of the best clubs in the United States and around the world through PCNY’s reciprocal club program. 

All regular alumni association benefits. Learn more about regular Johns Hopkins Alumni Association benefits. 

* Guests must be 18 years or older to enter and use the facilities.  
** Additional fees apply, including a one-time Club initiation fee and annual membership fees.  For more information, please call the Office of Alumni Relations at 410-516-0363.

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