August 30, 2002
MEDIA CONTACT: Karen Blum
Laurette Hankins joins Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins
Laurette Hankins has been named director of development for the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins. Hankins, of Severna Park, Md., had been director of development for Severn School, a college preparatory school in Severna Park, for the past year.
Before that, Hankins worked for Hopkins' Peabody Institute from 1996-2001 as the director of development and alumni relations, and later, the associate dean of development and alumni relations. During her tenure there, Hankins raised $32.2 million toward an initial goal of $20 million and revised goal of $24 million. She also has worked in development for Fordham University, the Metropolitan Opera and Towson University.
Hankins received her B.A. from Duke University and spent the first seven years after graduation as a professional singer and actress in Washington and New York.