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Campaign Priorities: Why We Need Your Support

  • Before starting Hopkins’ eating disorders treatment program, teacher and mom Angelica Schlehr felt she needed to restrict her diet and weigh less than 118 pounds — but then that became less than 100 pounds. One of the misconceptions about eating disorders is thinking they’re a choice, says Angela Guarda, program director. “Over time, dieting, exercising, binging, or purging behaviors take on a life of their own and become a cycle that’s hard to stop, similar to addiction.” Thanks to an endowed professorship created by Jean and Steve Robinson, Guarda has more time and resources to help patients break the cycle and eat healthily. “They’ve nailed the program,” says Angelica. “I have hope now. I have hope for my future.” Watch video »

  • Rigoberto Hernandez brims with excitement when he and his students confront big problems. “What are those grand challenges?” he asks. “They’re in energy. They’re in sustainability. They’re in human health. They’re in water.” The Gompf Family Professorship gives this computational and theoretical chemist the freedom to explore the “unknown unknowns” — all the things we don’t know we don’t know. His work at the edges of science holds tremendous promise across a broad range — from Alzheimer’s treatment to longer-lasting batteries. “If we can advance our knowledge in a way that helps us solve problems, it’s a way to advance humankind as a whole.” Watch video »

  • By third grade, a child who can’t read at grade level is at serious risk of academic decline. And if she doesn’t have a book-rich environment, her chances are even worse. “Children from low- income families have on average zero to two books at home, whereas children from middle-income families have an average of 54 books,” says Writing Seminars and English major, Joanne Oh. “How do we close that gap?” The Sylvia and Hans Jeans Scholar and a Hopkins Fund beneficiary, Oh volunteers at the Maryland Book Bank and Hopkins Tutorial Project. She helps ensure students have the books they need, improving their chances for success in third grade — and life. Watch video »

  • For Derick Ansah, service is a way of life. The Hopkins medical student was inspired to become a doctor while helping wounded warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. And his experience with Hopkins’ Student Sight Savers, giving free eye exams to Baltimore’s underserved, focused his interest on ophthalmology. Ansah credits the Davis Family Foundation Scholarship with enabling him to take advantage of all that a Hopkins education represents and “achieve almost anything I could dream of.” Those dreams will likely involve service. Ansah already has a plan to deliver care in crises abroad. Watch video »

  • Heart disease is the number one killer in the industrialized world, due in large part to arrhythmia, a heart attack’s racing rhythm. Yet arrhythmia’s treatment — ablation, or burning the heart tissue that sustains the problem — currently has a success rate of only 50-70 percent. Natalia Trayanova wants to improve those numbers through advanced simulations. Using cardiac MRIs, her team creates complex, computational models to recreate each patient’s dysfunction — and predict the optimal ablation site. It’s a “high-risk, possibly high-reward” project. Trayanova’s Murray B. Sachs Professorship in Biomedical Engineering gives her the freedom to pursue such innovative ideas, and help save lives. Watch video »

  • Treating a minor injury. Or giving life-saving care. When Krieger School public health and pre-med major Connor Steele-McCutchen responds to his fellow students’ calls for medical assistance through the Hopkins Emergency Response Organization (HERO), he needs to be ready for anything. Backing him up is the Stuart and Ellen Katchis family. Their scholarship enables Steele-McCutchen to attend Hopkins and get the education and experience he needs, now as a HERO volunteer, and one day as a physician with an international aid organization. “I did not have a lot of financial resources,” he says. “The Katchis Family Scholarship — it’s been a game-changer. I’m eternally grateful.” Watch video »

Johns Hopkins needs your support to further the work of our faculty members, clinicians, and students — the people who make us great.  

To help attract and sustain world-leading faculty members and clinicians, you can invest in endowed professorships, in research and clinical programs based in our schools and in interdisciplinary Signature Initiatives, in faculty entrepreneurship, and in the Hopkins Fund.

To help our students, you can create an endowed scholarship or fellowship, give to a specific school’s educational programs, or support the Alumni Association’s student grant program, the Hopkins Fund, the Parents Fund, or student entrepreneurship

Opportunities for giving are described throughout this site, along with contact information for specific schools and links to our secure online giving form. You may also view the materials below, which describe opportunities in greater detail.

Campaign Progress Report

Q4/FY '18 Quarterly Campaign Progress Report 

University Priorities and Signature Initiatives

View and print the materials below, which describe opportunities for giving — and how you can help. 

Undergraduate Scholarship Support
Student Affairs
Presidential Scholarship Match
Baltimore Scholar’s Program
Undergraduate Student Life
Student Affairs Philanthropic Opportunities
Alumni Association
21st Century Cities Initiative
Science of Learning Institute
Science of Learning Funding Priorities
Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures
1812 Ashland Building
Individualized Health Initiative
Global Health Initiative
Johns Hopkins in India

University Schools and Divisions

Berman Institute of Bioethics
Global Food Ethics
Help Us Make a Bioethics Education More Accessible
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Center for Talented Youth
Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Peabody Institute
School of Education
School of Nursing
Sheridan Libraries and University Museums
Whiting School of Engineering


Armstrong Institute
Bayview Medical Center
Children's Center
Department of Medicine
Department of Dermatology
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Heart and Vascular Institute
Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences
Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Cente
Medical Annual Giving
Department of Neurology
Department of Neurosurgery

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Department of Pathology
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
Brady Urology Institute
Wilmer Eye Institute

Let's Talk

Johns Hopkins is eager to discuss your ideas for supporting our faculty members and students and to guide you through the process. To learn more, please contact the appropriate development officer below:

Berman Institute: Andrew Rentschler
Bloomberg School of Public Health: Heath Elliott
Carey Business School: Greg Bowden
Center for Talented Youth: Margaret Walsh
Johns Hopkins Medicine: Steve Rum
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences: Debra Lannon
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies: Kimberle Morton
Peabody Institute: Jessica Lunken
School of Education: Michele Y. Ewing
School of Nursing: Akudo Anyanwu
Sheridan Libraries and University Museums: Sylvia Eggleston Wehr
Whiting School of Engineering: Megan Howie