This Friday, May 18, is ONEHopkins, Johns Hopkins' institution-wide day of giving, and Hopkins is looking to make giving history.
"The generosity of our community makes an impact every day, across all of our campuses and hospitals," said Brittany Shaff, executive director of Annual Giving. "This year, we are inviting alumni, parents, faculty, clinicians, staff, students, friends, and grateful patients to show their support for Johns Hopkins University and Medicine and to help us achieve a record 1,000 donors in a 24-hour period."
Supporters can give any amount to any designation, both as a standard gift and a fulfilled pledge, in order to be counted toward the 1,000-donor goal. As an added incentive, several generous donors have stepped forward with challenge gifts totaling $1.35 million. Over the course of the day, as participation goals are met, additional gifts will be provided to Johns Hopkins for reaching 200 donors ($100,000), 400 donors ($100,000), 700 donors ($150,000), and 1,000 donors ($1 million).
Volunteers have been hard at work, reaching out to friends and family and utilizing #ONEHopkins across social media platforms to increase awareness. Participants can donate and watch the day's progress at givingday.jhu.edu. They can also let people know they gave by downloading a sharing a social media sign.
"There is so much we can accomplish when we come together as one Hopkins," Shaff said. "We are asking people to encourage friends and colleagues to be part of this historic day and to share the #ONEHopkins hashtag on social media to help us empower students, faculty, researchers, and clinicians while reaching our historic goal."