Johns Hopkins launches annual, one-day #Hopkins4All fundraising effort

Johns Hopkins will celebrate its annual #Hopkins4All Giving Day this week, a 24-hour fundraising effort that coincides with the birthdate of the late founder of the university and hospital.

Johns Hopkins alumni, faculty, staff, friends, and family are encouraged to participate in the event, which begins Thursday at 8 a.m. and runs through Friday at 7:59 a.m.

Johns Hopkins, a 19th century Maryland philanthropist and entrepreneur who set aside $7 million in his will to establish a hospital and affiliated training colleges, an orphanage, and a university—at the time the largest philanthropic bequest in U.S. history—was born on May 19, 1795.

The goal for this year's #Hopkins4All drive, organizers in the Office of Annual Giving said, is to get at least 519 donors—a play on 5/19—within 24 hours.

To learn more or to make a contribution, visit http://hopkins4all.jhu.edu, or join the conversation by following @jhannualgiving on Twitter and/or using #Hopkins4All.