Himelfarb Recognition Dinner
Richard and Margaret Conn Himelfarb honored for their many contributions to the Bloomberg School
During the Johns Hopkins Leadership Summit at the Four Seasons Hotel on October 28, 2016, the Bloomberg School Health Advisory Board and department chairs gathered to honor Health Advisory Board member Margaret Conn Himelfarb, MPH ’04 and her husband Richard J. Himelfarb. Dean Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH ’87 presented the Himelfarbs with a crystal globe with the inscription, “In recognition of your generous support, lighting the path for public health into the next century.”
Dean Klag called the Himelfarbs “dedicated and passionate advocates of public health” and praised their generosity in founding the Richard J. and Margaret Conn Himelfarb Student Support Fund and the Richard J. and Margaret Conn Himelfarb Centennial Scholarship. The couple has also provided major support for the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response (now the Center for Humanitarian Health), the Center for Public Health and Human Rights, the Center for Injury Research and Policy, and the Wendy Klag Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Center faculty and students who benefit from their support were also in attendance.
“The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is the preeminent institution of its kind in the world, impacting the health and well-being of populations locally, nationally, and globally. Investing our time and resources in the School is an effective and personally rewarding way to address critical human needs.”
—Margaret Conn Himelfarb, MPH '04
Dean Klag highlighted Margaret's leadership on the Health Advisory Board and as chair of the School’s Centennial celebration. Margaret's high-level commitment to the Bloomberg School also includes serving on the School’s Institutional Review Board for over a decade, and on advisory committees for the Center for Public Health and Human Rights and the Center for Humanitarian Health. In 2010, Margaret received the Heritage Award for her outstanding service to the University. Andrea Gielen, director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy, served on the Centennial Working Committee with Margaret, whom she called “an amazing leader—it was a pleasure getting to work with someone so inclusive, indefatigable, and inspiring!”
Richard and Margaret Conn Himelfarb have inspired Bloomberg School faculty, students, alumni, and volunteers by making a global impact on public health as advocates, advisors and philanthropists. To learn more about how you can support the Bloomberg School’s vision of “Protecting Health, Saving Lives—Millions at a Time,” contact Heath Elliott, Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations.
Dean Michael J. Klag with Margaret Conn Himelfarb and Richard Himelfarb.
David Hurwitz, Margaret Conn Himelfarb, and Paul Spiegel, director of the Center for Humanitarian Health.
George Bunting, Jr., Margaret Conn Himelfarb, and Dean Klag.
Doug Given and Richard Himelfarb.
Dean Klag, Doug Given and Richard Himelfarb.
Dean Klag and the Himelfarb family.
Margaret Conn Himelfarb (center) with Richard and Margaret Conn Himelfarb Student Support Fund recipients Nicola Diny (left) and Snow Hou (right).