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Office of News and Information
Johns Hopkins University
901 South Bond Street, Suite 540
Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920

January 22, 2009
CONTACT: Dennis O'Shea or
Tracey Reeves

Johns Hopkins Knowledge for the World Campaign


Gifts to the Knowledge for the World campaign have advanced the exceptional education, research, patient care, and public service initiatives for which Johns Hopkins is known worldwide. The following are only a sampling of the benefits that philanthropic investments have produced throughout the university and the hospital and health system during the campaign's eight years (2000-2008).

STUDENT AID: $301 million

The reputation of Johns Hopkins' academic programs and faculty attracts exceptional students to all of its schools. Scholarship support has an immediate impact-signaling to applicants and current students that Johns Hopkins is as committed to their scholarly success as they are. But it also has a far-reaching effect, providing a promise to future generations that academic merit is the only criterion by which they will be judged. In addition to annual scholarship and fellowship support, campaign giving has established new student aid endowments and increased existing ones. Among these are the following:

♦ Sommer Scholarships, awarded to exceptional students from around the world to the Bloomberg School of Public Health, to prepare them to become the next generation of public health leaders

♦ Hackerman Polytechnic Scholarships, created to bring talented graduates of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute to the Whiting School of Engineering

♦ Hodson Scholarships, awarded to academically talented undergraduates with leadership qualities at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering

♦ Miller Scholarships, for students enrolling at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences who earlier had participated in programs for academically gifted children offered by Johns Hopkins' Center for Talented Youth ♦ Baltimore Scholarships, for graduates of Baltimore City Public High Schools admitted to Johns Hopkins as undergraduates

FACULTY SUPPORT: $237 million

Faculty members are the heart of the university. Johns Hopkins' excellence rests on our ability to attract and retain outstanding professors who are leaders in their fields-individuals who teach and mentor students; are actively engaged in scholarship and discovery; and apply their expertise to the practice of their disciplines, from medicine to business to international affairs.

Endowments are critically important in providing our academic leaders and distinguished faculty with the resources to support their efforts and create centers of excellence in their areas of research. In all, 92 new named professorships, one named deanship, one named directorship and one named curatorship were created during the Knowledge for the World campaign.

The Benjamin T. Rome Deanship of the Whiting School of Engineering is the third endowed deanship at Johns Hopkins. The Rome Deanship endowment will provide the leader of the Whiting School with discretionary funds that can be strategically applied to launch new initiatives and seed innovation.

FACILITIES: $675 million

The Knowledge for the World campaign has fueled an unprecedented physical transformation of Johns Hopkins campuses, including replacement of aging and outmoded infrastructure and constructions of facilities that will ensure Johns Hopkins' continued leadership in research, education, patient care and public service. New facilities and renovation supported during this campaign, totaling more than 4 million square feet, include:

♦ Peabody Institute campus reconstruction, which has created a beautiful, well-integrated environment for musical education and public performances

♦ Renovation of Gilman Hall, the iconic main academic building on the Homewood campus

♦ Mason Hall, admissions and visitor center at the Homewood campus

♦ Charles Commons residence hall for undergraduates at the Homewood campus

♦ Computational Science and Engineering Building at the Whiting School of Engineering

♦ Smokler Center for Jewish Life (Hillel)

♦ Brody Learning Commons, an expansion of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library

♦ Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cardiovascular and Critical Care Tower

♦ Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center at Johns Hopkins

♦ David H. Koch Cancer Research Building at the Kimmel Cancer Center

♦ Robert H. and Clarice Smith Building/Maurice Bendann Surgical Pavilion at Wilmer Eye Institute

♦ David M. Rubenstein Child Health Building

♦ Hackerman-Patz Patient and Family Pavilion at the Kimmel Cancer Center

♦ Armstrong Medical Education Building at the School of Medicine

♦ John G. Rangos Sr. Building in the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins

♦ Broadway Research Building

♦ Additions to the Bloomberg School of Public Health's Wolfe St. building for teaching and research

♦ New space for the Berman Institute of Bioethics

♦ Samuel Pollard Building at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center

♦ SAIS Bologna Center new building

♦ Additions and renovations to the Howard County General Hospital campus for patient care

PROGRAM SUPPORT: $1.01 billion

The campaign has enabled Johns Hopkins to expand existing efforts and launch new programs that benefit students, patients, and the public-bringing knowledge to the world. Most notable are the creation of the Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Carey Business School. Philanthropy also underpins new and expanded:

♦ academic programs that include Jewish studies, real estate, South Asia studies, financial management, Africana studies, U.S.-Korea relations, and strategic studies

♦ clinical programs that focus on child health, community nursing, therapeutic cognitive neuroscience, cancer prevention and treatment, and many other areas

♦ policy and outreach efforts addressing such issues as genetics and public policy, educational reform, and politics and foreign relations

RESEARCH SUPPORT: $1.27 billion

Campaign giving has greatly advanced the process of discovery throughout Johns Hopkins, establishing centers and institutes that foster collaboration and accelerate discovery in key areas, advancing promising lines of inquiry among faculty throughout the University, launching the careers of talented young faculty, and ensuring that students at all levels are engaged in research.

Although Johns Hopkins is the nation's top recipient of federal research dollars, private gifts and grants are the primary source of support for faculty pursuing innovative work that is too novel to garner government funding. New initiatives fueled by campaign commitments include: ♦ scholarship and research on topics as wide-ranging as malaria, pancreatic cancer, world and U.S. history, sudden cardiac death, breast cancer, population health, the African Diaspora, micronutrients, eye diseases, measles, prostate cancer, behavior and health, and women in politics ♦ centers and institutes focusing on basic biomedical sciences, cell engineering, information security, nanobiotechnology, and ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), among other important areas


Unrestricted support provides university leadership the ability to nimbly respond to urgent challenges and to invest in unanticipated opportunities. This funding is current-use, which enables deans to provide support where it is needed when it is needed, funding everything from novel faculty research projects to programs designed to improve the student life experience.

Unrestricted campaign support has been utilized by the university deans in some of the following ways:

♦ Student programming: Funding for speaker series like the Foreign Affairs Symposium, an undergraduate-run lecture series open to the public

♦ Student life activities: funding for the Center for Social Concern's Tutorial Project, which provides tutoring to Baltimore City elementary students; support for "senior weeks," on-campus concerts, and other social events for students

♦ Student financial support: Scholarships for undergraduates and graduate students across Johns Hopkins; scholarships for CTY students; athletic support (travel, equipment, etc.)

♦ Upgrading of research and teaching laboratories and equipment, including instruments for Peabody students

♦ Development of new educational programming: "B-more" intersession class for freshmen introducing them to Baltimore's history and culture

♦ Faculty support: exhibit support and online journal access for the Sheridan Libraries, support for the Welch Library, support at Packard Center for ALS Research ♦ Seed funding for new research opportunities, including travel funding for students at SAIS

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