President William R. Brody has appointed Frank Bossle,
executive director of JHI Internal
Audits, as the inaugural chair of the Johns Hopkins
Neighborhood Fund Allocation Committee.
The committee, for which self-nominations are now
being sought, will play a central role in
determining how best to distribute the more than $164,000
pledged to the fund during the 2007
United Way campaign to improve the welfare of communities
surrounding the institutions' campuses.
"I am excited to help start the process of providing
direct support to organizations serving
important local needs," Bossle said. "Hopkins employees'
response shows that we care; now we have the
opportunity to really make a difference. I hope many
employees will join in the process of determining
how we will support our community."
Membership on the committee is open to all who
contributed to the Neighborhood Fund, with
preference given to individuals exhibiting involvement with
community organizations. Applications are
due Feb. 12. A supervisor's signature will be needed with
agreement that the employee can take part in
three or four meetings during business hours between
February and August.
The online nomination form, as well as additional
information about the Johns Hopkins
Neighborhood Fund, can be found at
who do not have computer access may
contact the Office of Faculty, Staff and Retiree Programs
at 410-516-6060 for a paper nomination
form. For additional information, contact Matt Smith at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-516-0345.