to the inaugural edition of the JHSPH Campaign E-Newsletter!
As Chair of the Development Committee of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, I am delighted to participate in our new effort to build the donor base for the school. Private gifts have taken on added importance in light of recent government cutbacks. Even more importantly, gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations increase our ability to innovate in new ways that may not yet have crossed the public sector’s radar screen. During this new campaign, just launched on May 1, 2013, our primary efforts lie in three areas: scholarships, faculty support and infrastructure development.
At the half-way point of the 2014 fiscal year, 975 new donors have contributed to the annual giving campaign, and total annual gifts have reached 62 percent of our goal of $500,000. The School of Public Health offers us all, no matter what size the contribution, the opportunity to increase private support for one of Hopkins’ most illustrious divisions. This effort to reach new donors indicates our desire to increase our ability to serve even more of the world’s community.
Constance R. Caplan
Member, JHSPH Health Advisory Board
Emerita Trustee, Johns Hopkins University