The Carey Business School Giving Society

Philanthropy is the bedrock of the Johns Hopkins University.

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William Polk Carey Founder’s Circle 

($1 Million Cumulative Total)
Named for the benefactor of the School, the William Polk Carey Founder’s Circle celebrates lifetime giving to the School at or above one million dollars.

William P. Carey, benefactor of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
William P. Carey

James Carey of Loudon Circle 

The Johns Hopkins business school was named in memory of James Carey of Loudon, the great-great-great-grandfather of William Polk Carey. Gifts of $100,000 or more that have established an endowment at the School continue the legacy of James Carey and his lasting impact on Baltimore and society at-large. 

Annual Leadership Giving Society

These membership levels celebrate annual support to the Carey Business School. Collectively, they empower the School’s leadership to foster new enterprises, partnerships, research, and technology that
address today's ever-changing business landscape.

  • Dean’s Circle ($15,000+)
  • Carey Partner ($10,000+)
  • Carey Leader ($5,000+)
  • Carey Ambassador ($2,500+)
  • Carey Rose Society ($1,500+, or $250 annually if graduated within past 5 years)
For questions about the Carey Business School Society please feel free to contact 410-234-9350 or 

In the late 1800s, Mr. Johns Hopkins designated his bequest to create the nation’s first, research-based higher education institution. Since then, many alumni and friends have followed in his footsteps. William Polk “Bill” Carey (1930-2012) most notably embodied Mr. Hopkins’ philanthropic spirit with his transformative gift in 2007 to establish the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. 

James Carey of Loudon (1751-1834), the great-great-great-grandfather of Bill Carey, was a prominent businessman in Baltimore. James Carey was a Baltimore merchant, a member of Baltimore’s first City Council, and a civic leader who co-founded the Baltimore Abolition Society. A relative to Johns Hopkins and ancestor to a number of initial trustees of Johns Hopkins University and Hospital, James Carey embodies the very legacy of Johns Hopkins institutions, which was founded by philanthropy. The Johns Hopkins business school was named in memory of James Carey’s past contributions to Baltimore and society at-large.

In recognition of the Carey family legacy and the influence, it continues to have on the School's mission, research, and new initiatives, we are proud to invite you to join the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Giving Society.