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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University March 10, 2008 | Vol. 37 No. 25
Neighborhood Fund Allocation Committee Selected, Grant Applications Being Sought

The Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund has announced the establishment of the Allocation Committee, whose members were selected from a group of self-nominated employees to administer funds donated by employees of Johns Hopkins during the 2007 United Way campaign.

The committee, which will be chaired by Frank Bossle, executive director of JHI Internal Audits, will include Jennifer Calhoun, assistant dean for strategic initiatives, School of Nursing; Jillian Davis, development associate, Annual Giving; Paul A. Jacobus, building administrator, Homewood campus; Shanae Murray, human resources manager, School of Medicine; Debbie Sampson, senior director, Talent Management and Organizational Development; and Marsha Schachtel, senior fellow, Institute for Policy Studies.

This inaugural year of the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund is especially crucial to the success of the program, administrators say. The Allocation Committee will focus its efforts on addressing the health, education, public safety, employment and community revitalization interests of the neighborhoods that border Johns Hopkins campuses.

Employees are invited to submit applications on behalf of nonprofit organizations that deliver services to the communities within the Live Near Your Work program boundaries and/or a three-quarter-mile radius of a Johns Hopkins campus that participated in the 2007 United Way of Central Maryland campaign. The application, participating campuses, program boundaries and other information can be found on the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund Web site at

Employees who have questions regarding the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund, or who would like to make a donation, should contact Matt Smith at or 410-516-0345.


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