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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University November 26, 2007 | Vol. 37 No. 12
President's Office Issues $10,000 Neighborhood Fund Challenge

A message from Johns Hopkins President William R. Brody:

Johns Hopkins' United Way donations to date total $1,593,511. That is a remarkable commitment on the part of our community, and I am confident that we will be able to reach our 2007 financial goal of $1,992,510.

I am particularly pleased to report that there has been overwhelmingly positive response to the new Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund, which so far has received $101,766 in pledges. This fund will support organizations, selected by Johns Hopkins Institutions employees, that are currently at work in our neighborhoods addressing the health, educational, public safety, employment and community revitalization needs of residents.

By giving so generously to the Neighborhood Fund, the Johns Hopkins community has clearly shown that it cares about our neighbors and our communities. In recognition of this, and in addition to the $10,000 with which the President's Office seeded the initiative, we will contribute $10,000 in matching funds in support of pledges made to the Neighborhood Fund during the two-week period from today through Dec. 10.

The Johns Hopkins annual United Way Campaign represents community action at its best. It enables us as individual employees, and as an institution, to play an important role in helping individuals and entire communities in need. The demand for assistance is great, and the Neighborhood Fund is an effective way to help where help is needed most. Imagine how our community can become a better place for all. Imagine what you can do. Please consider joining me in this important effort.


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