May 6, 2002

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Johns Hopkins Medicine Sets $1 Billion Campaign Goal  
Part of "Knowledge for the World" $2 Billion Target

The goal of "The Johns Hopkins Campaign: Knowledge for the World" is to raise $2 billion in private philanthropy to build or upgrade facilities on all Hopkins campuses, to strengthen endowment for student aid and faculty support, and to advance research, academic and clinical initiatives.

As part of this campaign, Johns Hopkins Medicine hopes to raise $1 billion by the campaign's end in 2007. Roughly 30 percent of this amount will support five new buildings on the East Baltimore campus – a new children's and maternal hospital, a cardiovascular disease and critical care tower, two research buildings still in the planning stage, and completion of the Broadway Research Building currently under construction.

"The practice of medicine is far more complex than it was a century ago when The Johns Hopkins Hospital was built," observes Dean/CEO Edward D. Miller, M.D. "We need spaces that integrate treatment, research and teaching, and that are flexible and visionary enough to adapt to clinical, technological and research advances that we cannot begin to imagine."

"Hopkins has an opportunity to lay the foundation for a new century of medicine," says Ronald R. Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System and Executive Vice President for Hopkins Medicine. "We're raising the bar not just for ourselves, but for the entire medical profession. The decisions we make in our new facilities will likely influence those made by our counterparts all over the world."

The other two-thirds of the Hopkins Medicine billion dollar goal will go towards:
• department endowment and program support.
• basic science endowment and program support.
• education initiatives, including scholarships and fellowships.
• improvements to existing campus facilities.
• Howard County General Hospital and Bayview Medical Center priority projects.

Since July 1, 2000, when the campaign began accepting advance gifts, Hopkins Medicine officially has raised about $380 million of its targeted goal. One of these gifts, the $150 million pledged last year by Jones Apparel Group founder Sidney Kimmel for cancer research and patient care, is the largest in Hopkins history.

Other donations include anonymous gifts to the School of Medicine of $58.5 million to establish the Institute for Cell Engineering and $15 million as the second installment in a total gift of $30 million to create the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences.

University President William R. Brody underscores the importance of this newest fund-raising initiative by noting that the need for Johns Hopkins' particular contributions has never been greater. "And that's why we are seeking significant new philanthropic investments. The generosity of people who believe in our mission has helped to make Johns Hopkins a world leader in research, education, patient care and public service."

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