600 alumni, friends
celebrate third anniversary
It was a festive evening Sept. 27 at the Baltimore
Convention Center as nearly 600 alumni and friends of Johns
Hopkins gathered to celebrate the third anniversary of the public
phase of the Johns Hopkins Initiative campaign and to honor the
Johns Hopkins Associates.
The gala dinner was part of Johns Hopkins Leadership
Weekend, which included meetings of the trustees as well as some
two dozen advisory boards and other advocate groups of the
university, its divisions, and the hospital and the health
Michael R. Bloomberg, chairman of the university board of
trustees, served as master of ceremonies for the gala, which
included recognition of recent leadership gifts to the campaign;
Baltimore Bicentennial greetings from Mayor Kurt Schmoke; remarks
by university President William R. Brody; and performances by
students from the Peabody Prep and the Peabody Conservatory.
Trustee Connie Caplan, chair of the Associates, paid tribute
to the members, whose annual donations of $2,000 or more are
critical to Hopkins' mission in teaching, research and patient
care. During the past fiscal year, a record-breaking 1,757
members hailed from 45 states and 21 countries.
Bloomberg, along with campaign co-chairs Lenox D. Baker Jr.
and R. Champlin Sheridan, called upon donors or representatives
of outstanding gifts to stand and be recognized:
Becton Dickinson and Company: $750,000 to the School of
Public Health to transform the school's original auditorium into
a worldwide resource for distance education.
Phoebe Berman: $5 million to establish an endowment for
Johns Hopkins Bioethics Institute.
The estate of Ray R. and Laura H. Conner: more than $1.5
million to establish a professorship in the Department of
Pediatrics for the director of the Harriet Lane Primary Care
William Thomas Gerrard: a commitment to create the William
Thomas Gerrard, Mario Anthony Duhon, and Jennifer and John
Chalsty Professorship in Urology--a gift that honors physicians
Patrick Walsh and William Isaacs for their dedication to research
on hereditary prostate cancer.
The Morris Goldseker Foundation of Maryland: $1 million
undergraduate scholarships for students from the Baltimore
Catherine Iola Michael, along with her late husband J.
Michael: more than $5 million for the Brady Urological Institute,
including creation of a Distinguished Professorship in
The estate and trust of Sylvia Nachlas: over $2 million
student aid in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the
Peabody Conservatory, and for research in the School of
Morris W. and Nancy Offit: $3 million toward the Krieger
School's Center for the Study of American Government, in
The Herman and Walter Samuelson Foundation: $750,000 to the
Oncology Center to create a fellowship in childhood cancer
Monroe and Roslyn Sarezky: over $1 million to establish
unrestricted fund in support of the Krieger School of Arts and
Virginia and Abraham Weiss: $500,000 to endow a
in the Division of Cardiology to fund young investigators'
research in molecular cardiology.
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