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Tribute to Willard Hackerman

Caroline and I join the entire Kimmel Cancer Center family in recognizing Willard Hackerman’s tremendous impact on the landscape of cancer medicine at Johns Hopkins. His passing is a tremendous loss to the Hopkins community, tempered only by the incredible legacy he left.

As president of Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. and as a philanthropist, Mr. Hackerman’s impact on the Kimmel Cancer Center is unparalleled. His generosity improved the lives of patients and their families by bringing the Hackerman-Patz House and the Hackerman-Patz Patient and Family Pavilion to fruition, and helped to advance cutting-edge cancer research by supporting the Hackerman Labs in the Bunting Blaustein Cancer Research Building and the Willard & Lillian Hackerman Chair in Radiation Oncology. Under his leadership, Whiting-Turner built the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Building, home to the Kimmel Cancer Center’s clinical services, as well as the Patient and Family Pavilion.

Willard Hackerman’s vision transformed the delivery of cancer medicine at the Kimmel Cancer Center. We extend our sincerest gratitude to him and his family for the unique impact they have had on all of us.

Sidney Kimmel