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T. Boone Pickens announces $20M gift to Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins

Endowment will support innovative ideas for new research avenues
Posted October 17, 2013
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Texas energy entrepreneur and financier T. Boone Pickens plans to give $20 million to The Johns Hopkins University to support daring but potentially vision-saving research at the university's Wilmer Eye Institute.

In an announcement today, Pickens said his gift is included in his estate and will create an endowment to fund a T. Boone Pickens Scholars program, supporting clinician-scientists with promising but innovative ideas for new research avenues. Legacy gifts, such as this bequest which was made in 2006 under a different campaign, play a vital role in achieving the goals of Rising to the Challenge today. In fact, they represent 17% of the total campaign goal.