As of Oct. 31, the Johns Hopkins Initiative Campaign had reached $806.5 million, or 90 percent of its $900 million goal. Gifts and pledges for endowment and facilities total $479.7 million, or 91 percent of the $525 million goal for these campaign priorities.
Meanwhile, the Annual Fund Trustee Challenge is working to increase both alumni participation and the level of giving in 1997-98. In response to the initial announcement, more than 1,900 gifts so far have come from alumni--29 percent from new or lapsed donors. In addition, more than 60 percent of last year's donors have increased their gifts. The university trustees are matching dollar-for-dollar the first $1 million in new and increased gifts from alumni.
Following are some recent gifts to the Initiative campaign.
Chesapeake Biological Laboratories and its founder and CEO, William P. Tew, have committed over $130,000 to the Department of Biological Chemistry at the School of Medicine to endow a lecture series. A former fellow in the department, Tew currently is a research associate there.
Richard Frary, A&S '69, and his wife, Irene, have pledged $100,000 to establish an endowment in their names for 19th- and 20th-century American literature at the MSE Library. Income from the endowment will be used to acquire rare books and scholarly materials.
The late Sweetser Linthicum, A&S '31, bequeathed $125,000 for scholarship support to students in the departments of History and Political Science at the Krieger School.
The Shaw Family Foundation has given $50,000 to the George T. Nager Chair in the Department of Otolaryngology at the School of Medicine. The gift honors Earl Shaw, a partner in the Baltimore law firm of Shaw and Rosenthal and a longtime patient of the department.
Frank Dudek, Engr '48, has made a commitment totaling $831,000 to support capital projects at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. A resident of the Johns Hopkins Geriatrics Center on the Hopkins Bayview campus, Dudek has established a trust and made an outright gift.
Dorothy and Arthur T. Ward Jr., A&S '33, Med '39, have given real estate valued at $500,000 to the university, unrestricted. The Baltimore property is Arthur Ward's childhood home.
The Dr. Henry and Dorothy Darner Conference Room, adjacent to Turner Auditorium, has been named in memory of the couple, who left $2 million, unrestricted, to the School of Medicine. Henry Darner was a 1920 graduate of the school.