As of Jan. 31, the Johns Hopkins Initiative Campaign had reached $854 million, or 95 percent of its $900 million goal. Gifts and pledges for endowment and facilities total $498 million, or 95 percent of the $525 million goal for these campaign priorities.
Some recent gifts to the Initiative include the following.
The Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust has pledged $600,000 to the Whiting School of Engineering for a project in the Department of Biomedical Engineering to develop new therapies to treat, and ultimately cure, congestive heart failure.
The School of Nursing has received a $495,000 gift from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation to provide furnishings for the school's new building. The foundation previously committed $2 million for construction of the building and $1 million for scholarships.
Harry Feinstone, Sc.D. '39, who earlier committed $3 million to benefit the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Immunology at the School of Public Health, has made an additional $1 million gift to the department.
The Shawe Family Foundation has given $50,000 to the George T. Nager Chair in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the School of Medicine.
The Baltimore premiere of the film Tomorrow Never Dies was held at the Senator Theatre to benefit the Albert and Dana Broccoli Center for Aortic Diseases at the School of Medicine. Dana Broccoli and her late husband produced the James Bond series. Proceeds of over $22l,000 went to the center.
The C.R. Bard Foundation has pledged $250,000 to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center to endow a fund for advanced technological research in urology. The foundation is the philanthropic arm of C.R. Bard, a medical products company headquartered in Murray Hill, N.J. Research supported by the fund will focus on developing small robotic devices to increase the potential of minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical procedures in urology and other fields.
Hopkins Bayview, the Baltimore Ravens and the Metropolitan Fire Fighters teamed up recently for a "FANtastic" benefit to help establish a pediatric burn center at the medical center. More than $109,000 was raised, including a gift of $40,000 from the Metropolitan Fire Fighters Burn Center Fund.
Also last fall, Hopkins Bayview completed its drive to purchase a mobile health unit with gifts from the March of Dimes-Central Maryland Chapter, NationsBank and the Kiwanis Club of East Baltimore.