Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 15, 1997

For The Record:
Initiative Reaches
87 Percent Of Goal

As of Aug. 31, the Johns Hopkins Initiative Campaign had reached $781 million, or 87 percent of its $900 million goal. Gifts and pledges for endowment and facilities total $469 million, or 89 percent of the $525 million goal for these priorities.

Recent gifts to the campaign include the following:

An alumnus of the Whiting School of Engineering, who wished to remain anonymous, left $1.55 million to be used to benefit undergraduate students. The Whiting School dean will have the flexibility to use this endowed fund in a variety of ways, including for scholarship aid.

John Chalsty has made a $750,000 commitment toward the funding of a new professorship in urology at the School of Medicine. He is CEO of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc., an investment bank and financial securities firm based in New York.

The School of Public Health has received $750,000 from Becton Dickinson and Company for renovation of the school's original auditorium to include the installation of state-of-the-art technology needed to broaden global distance learning initiatives. Becton Dickinson, a worldwide company that manufactures and sells medical supplies and devices and diagnostic systems, has worked closely with the School of Public Health over the past few years to improve the health of populations around the world.

A bequest of $225,000 from the late Marie Mumma will endow the Richard and Marie Conley Mumma Scholarship for students enrolled in the nationally recognized Master of Liberal Arts program in the School of Continuing Studies. The gift also will support construction of a building on the Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Center campus that will house some of the key programs SCS offers. Richard Mumma served as dean of the school from 1951 to 1970 and was responsible for creating the MLA program.

Patricia Schaefer, of Muncie, Ind., has given the Milton S. Eisenhower Library $250,000 to support renovation of the library's audiovisual center and to establish an endowment to help fund future audiovisual acquisitions. A longtime member of the library's advisory council, and a retired director of Muncie's public library, Schaefer also serves the university as a presidential counselor.

Jessica Lewis (Med '42), has established a charitable gift annuity of over $100,000 to benefit a scholarship fund at the School of Medicine in memory of her parents, who were for almost 40 years well-known researchers at Johns Hopkins in the cytology of normal and malignant cells. The Warren Harmon Lewis and Margaret Reed Lewis Scholarship Fund benefits students in the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, one of eight basic science departments. Her sister, Margaret N. Lewis, who earned a Ph.D. in physics from the School of Arts and Sciences in 1937, has also contributed to the fund.

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