The two-year cycle of Hopkins medical school reunions (held in conjunction with the Biennial Meeting of the Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association) provides the perfect opportunity for you and your classmates to create a meaningful experience at your upcoming class reunion. In 2015, medical school class graduation years ending in 4, 5, 9 and 0 will celebrate milestone reunions. If you graduated in 1964 or 1965, you will have arrived at your 50th reunion celebration, the biggest milestone of them all! So, please mark your calendars now to return to Baltimore June 4-7, 2015.
During the next several months, your class, assisted by staff in the School of Medicine Alumni and Development Office will assemble leaders and committee members to carry out your class reunion campaign. The campaign committee will organize social events, conduct fund raising, gather class news and contact every member of the class to participate. If you would like to be involved, please contact the School of Medicine Development and Alumni Relations Office at 410-361-6540.
Classmates on the committee will do their best to make sure you have the opportunity to get reacquainted with each other, to laugh and reminisce, and to share old times and new. They will also tell you about Hopkins today and seek your financial support in acknowledgement of the value received from your Hopkins medical education. So, when your reunion class volunteer calls or writes, please think about how your participation can make a lasting difference to the mission of Johns Hopkins.
Many classes have established class year scholarship funds at their reunions to recognize their contribution to future generations of medical students. Other classes have named areas in the Armstrong Medical Education Building. Current funding priorities for medical education are focused on human capital in the form of faculty salaries, scholarships and fellowships.
This reunion might be an opportune time for you to make a special gift in support of Johns Hopkins Medicine. You might be surprised how a gift plan can increase your financial return, augment retirement income, keep taxes in check and at the same time provide much-needed support for Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Class volunteers, along with Johns Hopkins alumni and development staff, can help to outline how your gift can benefit all concerned. To learn more about how philanthropy may be structured to suit your individual needs, or for a copy of this year's Givers Guide to Federal Taxes, call 410-361-6540 or 888-JHM-1336.