Wendy Brody, Barry Richmond and
Photo by Will Kirk / HIPS
Beneficiaries of the largesse of Johns Hopkins gather to
express their gratitude
Two hundred and twelve years after his birth on a tobacco
plantation in southern Maryland, Johns Hopkins —
Baltimore businessman, investor (most notably, in the
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad) and philanthropist — was
remembered by those who have benefited from his greatest
legacy, the university and hospital that bear his name.
Among those leading the May 18 celebration and
wreath-laying at the Johns Hopkins statue on Charles and
33rd streets were Barry Richmond, a member of the executive
committee of the Alumni
Association's Baltimore chapter; Adam Falk, dean of the
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences; and Wendy Brody, wife
of President William R. Brody.
Giving the address, Richmond said, "On the occasion of
your 212th birthday, we thank you and honor you, Johns
Hopkins, for your generosity and vision in establishing the
university and hospital which have enriched all aspects of
our lives, in every area of advanced education and the
Following the 4 p.m. ceremony, the attendees gathered
at Steinwald Alumni House for wine, cheese and a birthday
cake bearing the founder's likeness.
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