As of Dec. 31, 1998, the Johns Hopkins Initiative had raised nearly $1.1 billion, or 91 percent of its $1.2 billion goal. The campaign is scheduled to end next year.
The School of Continuing Studies has topped its initial goal of $9 million and is pursuing its new goal of $12.5 million.
The Wilmer Eye Institute has received two sizable bequests to support its programs and research. Paul E. Messier of Palm Desert, Calif., left the institute $750,000. The estate of Viola A. Bozik of Silver Spring, Md., provided $500,000.
Also at Wilmer, Margaret C. Mosher of Santa Barbara, Calif., has established an additional gift annuity of $519,000 to support the Walter J. Stark, M.D., Corneal and Cataract Research Fund. She has made previous commitments to Wilmer totaling nearly $4 million.
The Milton S. Eisenhower Library has received a $380,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the Comprehensive Access to Print Materials project, a collaboration with the Whiting School of Engineering to provide real-time browsability of items stored off-site.
Trustee emeritus and university presidential counselor Willard Hackerman, whose generosity and leadership to Hopkins and the region have been extraordinary, has been honored as Philanthropist of the Year for 1998 by the Maryland chapter of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives.