Time, for a Change.
Spreading Their Wings
A new breed of philanthropist is sweeping the country, and Hopkins women who've joined the movement understand why.

If you want to stump Henri Banks, ask her to remember a time when she didn't volunteer.

"I've always been extremely involved in community service," says the assistant director of special projects in Hopkins Medicine's public affairs office. "If I didn't need to work and could just volunteer, that would be my life."

Giving is hardly something Banks does to be trendy (she once spent the sole dollar in her wallet on a cup of coffee for a homeless man). But a commitment she made last year has thrust her into the growing ranks of women nationwide who not only want to make substantial charitable contributions, but to target and shape how the contributons are used.


"More women are giving sizeable contributions to charity and shaping how they're used."

Hopkins employee Henri Banks (right) visits Earldine Allen at one of the refurbished rooms at the YWCA. Banks joined other professional women to raise $10,000 for the project.

Crafting a Dream
A vascular nurse follows his heart and his hands to realize a lifelong ambition to make violins.MORE

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An Intercontinental Exchange
Several homegrown nurses have traveled to Johns Hopkins Singapore to teach nurses there the ABC's of Western-style health care. MORE

Diabetes' Rising Tide
Clinicians and scientists from across the medical institutions are locked in an all-out effort to quell the diabetes epidemic. Leading the way is endocrinologist Christopher Saudek. MORE


Time, For a Change
How one group of nurses formed a buddy system that resulted in more time spent at the patient bedside and a lot less walking the halls. MORE


Miracles to Wear
A pinch of pain now will save a lot of hardship later. MORE


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