At Johns Hopkins, we have a long-standing tradition of delivering the best neurological care. Philanthropy has been essential to our achievements, as it provides our team with the resources to further their research, improve patient care and train the next generation of neurologists. We strive to bring scientific research and discovery into clinical services to improve the lives of our patients and people all over the world. Your involvement and support enable future discoveries through the pursuit of new ideas that push the limits of current knowledge and expand the boundaries of our ability to diagnose and treat.
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To speak to someone directly about making a gift, please call 443-287-7877.
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Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine
550 N. Broadway, Suite 731
Baltimore, MD 21205
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Types of Gifts
Your gift helps sustain our mission and can be made in many ways, for a range of purposes:
Contributions can be made for general support or designated to benefit the work of a specific physician, program, center or division.
Opportunities to invest in the research program include support of faculty, research personnel, laboratory space and equipment.
Through the establishment of endowments, donors provide a steady stream of dedicated funds in perpetuity.
Gifts of all sizes help the Department of Neurology to continue our ongoing efforts as a leader in compassionate care and innovative research for patients and their families. Gifts made with a check or credit card, providing immediate support to the Department.
Contributions to the Department of Neurology can be unrestricted and used where the need is greatest. Gifts can also be designated to support a specific doctor or program. Gifts can also be made in memory of a loved one or to honor someone special in your life.
Gifts can be made outright or pledged over a period of up to five years.
Many employers offer a matching gift program to their employees. For every dollar you donate to the Department of Neurology, your employer will match it either dollar for dollar, two dollars to one dollar, or, in more generous cases, three dollars to one dollar. All you need is a Matching Gift Form from your employer’s Public Affairs Department. Complete the section designated for employees and mail the form to us. We will take care of all the other details and paperwork.
There are many ways to commemorate family members, friends, or colleagues on a birthday, anniversary, of another special occasion. Gifts made to the Department of Neurology in honor of a special physician, for example, who has played a significant role in your health. These gifts are greatly appreciated by the people being honored and their families.
A gift made to the Department of Neurology in memory of a person who has passed away is a special way to honor a beloved friend of family member. Such a gift creates a legacy and memorializes the person by providing direct support to the Department.
Gift planning allows our donors to thoughtfully choose ways of giving that meet their needs—and the needs of the Department of Neurology. A development officer with the Department and the Johns Hopkins Institutions Office of Gift Planning can provide you with information on effective charitable planning options so that you can achieve optimum tax, financial, and philanthropic results. Learn more about gift planning.
Neurology Development Office Team
Our team works to build relationships and create strategic partnerships to secure the resources required to fulfill Johns Hopkins Medicine’s mission to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care.
Director of Principal GiftsKaylin Kopcho joined the neurology development team in November 2014. She connects the passions of individuals and organizations with philanthropic investment opportunities in the division of advanced clinical neurology, division of neuroimmunology and neurological infections, and the division of Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders. Additionally, Kaylin serves as the department’s principal gifts officer, focused on establishing and maintaining philanthropic relationships that may result in transformative philanthropy and/or align with strategic initiatives of the director and special projects. She previous served as senior associate director of development, managing and mentoring both frontline fundraising and operations team members. Before joining Hopkins, Kopcho was a major gifts officer for Penn State’s Smeal College of Business, the director of development for the Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education at Ohio University, and a program manager for Ruffalo Noel Levitz. She got her start in higher education philanthropy as a student fundraiser, trainer and supervisor at Penn State Lion Line. Kopcho graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a B.Ph. focused on pharmacology. She wrote a thesis exploring the impact of the off-label usage and fast-tracking of the approval process for certain cox-2 inhibitors. Currently, she serves on the board of directors for Roland Park Place as a member of the strategic planning and philanthropy committees.
Office: 443-287-7871 Cell: 570-262-3147
Senior Associate Director of DevelopmentGina Scalise joined the neurology development team in February 2018 as a senior associate director. In her role, she serves as a knowledgeable advocate for the neuromuscular, vestibular, epilepsy, headache and neuro-oncology divisions, working with individuals and organizations to connect their interests with philanthropic opportunities. Gina brings fourteen years of development experience to this position with proficiency in annual, major and planned giving, marketing and communications, stewardship, event planning and volunteer management. Before joining the team, Gina worked as an associate director at Rochester Regional Health in Rochester, NY. She worked with grateful patients to support the neuroscience and orthopaedic service lines. Prior to this role, Gina spent several years in higher education advancement at the State University of New York at Geneseo, holding progressively senior roles in annual giving, major giving and leadership giving.
Office: 443-287-7872 Cell: 443-717-4844
Senior Associate Director of DevelopmentAngel Terol joined the neurology development team in January 2020. As a senior associate director of development, she connects individuals and organizations with philanthropic investment opportunities in the divisions of pediatric neurology, cerebrovascular diseases, sleep and neurocritical care. Angel brings 19 years of development experience to this position and is highly skilled in various aspects of fundraising, including major gifts, campaign and volunteer management, stewardship and donor relations, corporate and foundation relations, and prospect research and relationship management. Before coming to Johns Hopkins, she was the campaign director for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO), overseeing daily operations for the $65 million Campaign for the BSO’s Second Century. Prior to working for the orchestra, she held senior development positions at the Maryland Institute College of Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She began her fundraising career in the health care sector, working for the Greater Baltimore Medical Center Foundation in Towson, Maryland.
Office: 443-287-7873 Cell: 443-895-9830
Associate Director of DevelopmentRachel Ermer joined the neurology department in January 2020. In her current role as associate director of development, she works with leadership annual giving donors and alumni across the department. She also works with volunteers and organizations interested in supporting the department. Rachel has worked in alumni, event, and development roles at Towson University and the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. Before beginning her career in development, she was an Associate at Sage Growth Partners, a healthcare consulting firm in Baltimore. Rachel graduated with degrees in history and art history from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Office: 443-287-7875 Cell: 410-916-1605
Assistant Director of DevelopmentJessica Lynn joined the neurology team in January of 2023 as assistant director of development. In her role, she works closely with the team in the stewardship of donors and volunteers, including the planning and execution of stewardship events, and the distribution of marketing and communication materials. With more than 10 years of experience working in higher education, Jessica is highly skilled in administrative coordination, project management and customer service. Jessica has been with Johns Hopkins University since the fall of 2015, working in various administrative coordination roles across the university. Most recently, she worked centrally providing executive administrative support in the Office of the Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations. She holds a Bachelor and Master of Arts degree in music, and periodically performs as a vocal soloist in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area.
Office: 443-287-7874 Cell: 443-287-7874
Development CoordinatorDonna Marck joined the neurology development team in September 2019 as a development coordinator. In this role, she provides support for development staff members, gift processing and donor acknowledgments, and maintains prospect/donor portfolios and assists with events. Donna brings extensive administrative experience to the development team. Before joining the neurology department, she worked with the federal government on a joint National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/NASA polar satellite program.
Office: 443-287-7877 Cell: 410-916-1605
If you have questions or would like additional information about ways to support the Department of Neurology, please contact us at:
The Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine
Department of Neurology
550 North Broadway
Seventh Floor, Suite 731
Baltimore, MD 21205
Thank you for supporting neurology at Johns Hopkins. Together we can improve lives.