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. Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at

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.  

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