ONEHopkins Giving Day on Tuesday, March 8, is a day for all members of the Hopkins community to support what matters most to them at Johns Hopkins. Contributors also have the opportunity to learn about the importance of philanthropy at the institution, receive a token of appreciation to show their Hopkins spirit, and help the university reach its goal of 1,500 donors in 24 hours.
Given the extraordinary challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years, this sixth annual universitywide giving day comes at a pivotal time for students, faculty, and health care workers in need of support. The ONEHopkins fundraising effort is critical to Johns Hopkins' annual philanthropic efforts.
Alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, and friends are encouraged to give to any area of the institution they are passionate about, from scholarship and financial aid support, to strategic initiatives and specific research funds.
"I visited Hopkins in 1983 and immediately knew it was for me. I spent four terrific years at Homewood," says Christopher Dalton, a 1988 graduate of JHU's Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and loyal donor to the university. "The education I received—both inside and outside the classroom—has benefitted me greatly. I owe much of who and what I am to my Hopkins experience. That's why I give."
This year, individuals who make a gift of $25 or more to the ONEHopkins campaign will receive a limited-edition, vintage-style JHU T-shirt to show off their Hopkins pride. Donors also have the chance to increase the value of their gifts through matching gifts and challenge gifts, which have been secured by Hopkins divisions and departments.
To learn more about giving options and/or to offer a match or challenge gift of your own, visit the ONEHopkins website.
"I loved my time and experiences at Hopkins," says another Krieger School graduate, Christina Shen '98. "So I give in hope [of leaving] Hopkins an even better place for future students."
Anyone can give, and every gift counts toward the 1,500 donor goal. Spread the word by using the #ONEHopkins hashtag and following the day's activities on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the ONEHopkins giving site.