Johns Hopkins Gazette: May 19, 1997

Initiative Cup Passes
from MSEL to SAIS

The Johns Hopkins Initiative Cup, presented to each division as it reaches its initial campaign goal, has been passed from the Milton S. Eisenhower Library to the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

The ceremony took place at the University Board of Trustees meeting on May 5, where it was announced that SAIS (with gifts and pledges of just over $35 million), its Bologna Center ($5.3 million), and the Hopkins-Nanjing Center ($4.7 million) had all passed their initial campaign goals.

Accepting the Initiative Cup were SAIS Dean Paul Wolfowitz; trustee Naneen Neubohn, chair of the Bologna Center Advisory Council; and SAIS development director Lea Kenig.

As of April 30, the Johns Hopkins Initiative had raised $732.7 million, or 81% of its overall goal. Gifts and pledges for endowment and facilities stood at $448.6 million, or 85% of the goal for these priorities.

Recent leadership gifts include the following:

  • From Mark Rubenstein, Engr '62, University trustee and chairman of the National Advisory Council for the Whiting School of Engineering, and his wife, Barbara, an initial campaign commitment of $1 million to the Whiting School endowment;

  • From the William H. Gates Foundation, $2.25 million to the School of Public Health to expand computer-based distance learning and other efforts to assist family planning in developing nations;

  • From Constance R. Caplan, A&S M.A. '78, trustee of the University and of Johns Hopkins Medicine, $600,000 to the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences to support the planned student arts center at Homewood, and $400,000 for the Eisenhower Library's Electronic Resources Center;

  • From the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, $1.7 million toward the new building at the School of Nursing;

  • From Fred Sanderson, professorial lecturer at SAIS for more than 20 years, and his wife, Elisabeth, a commitment of more than $2 million to endow the Sanderson Distinguished Professorship in International Economics at SAIS;

  • From Thomas H. Maren, Med '51, $2 million to endow the E.K. Marshall and Thomas H. Maren Distinguished Professorship in Pharmacology at the School of Medicine;

  • From Clyde, SCS '56 and '65, and Ruth Williams, an exceptionally generous bequest intention to establish the Clyde F. and Ruth E. Williams Endowed Scholarship Fund at the School of Continuing Studies;

  • From the estate of the late Dorothy Scott Bendann Leitch, $830,000 to establish a junior faculty chair in classical music and an endowed scholarship in violin at the Peabody Conservatory.

    For information on giving through the Johns Hopkins Initiative, call Robert R. Lindgren, vice president for development and alumni relations, at 410-516-8631.

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