Date: December 2, 2013
A Seasonal Tradition: Every year on Dec. 24, a group of Johns Hopkins staff members, alumni and retirees gathers in Green Mount Cemetery to honor the life of Johns Hopkins, founder of the university and hospital that bear his name. When the Quaker businessman and philanthropist died on Dec. 24, 1873, his gift of $7 million was the nation’s largest philanthropic bequest up to that time. Now, 140 years later, the institutions he created employ roughly 55,000 people. The brief ceremony of tribute, which is open to the public, begins at 10 a.m. in the cemetery, 1501 Greenmount Ave.
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