Johns Hopkins Medicine values faculty, staff and students’ contributions to programs and organizations that benefit the community. In fact, our five-year strategic plan notes community engagement as part of our people priority. One major initiative that empowers employees to give back is our annual United Way campaign. Every fall, Johns Hopkins Medicine raises funds and awareness about important issues in our own backyard: central Maryland and the D.C. capital region.
The 2014 campaign begins on Monday, Oct. 20, and continues through Wednesday, Dec. 31. Last year, through the generous support of our faculty, staff and students, Johns Hopkins Medicine exceeded its goal. This year’s goal is $1.6 million, and we hope to exceed it yet again. We are confident that we can make even more of a difference. Keep reading to learn more about this year’s campaign and how you can help change the lives of others.
2014 Campaign Theme: “Changing the Odds for Families and Communities”
Education, financial stability and health are the building blocks of a successful life. Without these essentials, the odds are stacked against children, families and entire communities.
Your donation can help change the odds, especially in high-need neighborhoods, by making sure families have access to health care, healthy food, safe and affordable housing and a quality education that leads to a stable job and enough income to support a family.
You Have the Power to Choose
Although the campaign focuses on changing the odds for families and communities through the United Way, you choose where your dollars go. You can donate to the United Way general fund, select a specific initiative (such as the Family Stability Initiative or the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund), or choose a 501(c)(3) health and human services organization of your choice. You can even choose a combination of these options.
Thank you for helping the many families and communities who are in need of assistance. The United Way needs your continued support in making a difference. Live "United" and help Johns Hopkins Medicine reach its 2014 campaign goal of $1.6 million.
To learn more about the United Way of Central Maryland’s initiatives, visit uwcm.org/initiatives
To learn more about the United Way of the National Capital Area’s specific initiatives, visit unitedwaynca.org/work.