DEC. 11

Hopkins' Got Talent returns to the stage

All proceeds go to university's 2022 United Way campaign

Johns Hopkins University is once again hosting Hopkins' Got Talent, a night of entertainment to support the United Way campaign.

The return of this signature event on Sunday, Dec. 11, will showcase performances by Johns Hopkins staff, students, and faculty to put "fun" into fundraising. All proceeds from the event, which begins at 5:30 p.m. in Turner Auditorium on the East Baltimore campus, go to the goal of the university's 2022 United Way campaign.

The top performer will win a $500 cash prize donated by campaign co-chair Alicia Wilson, JHU vice president for economic development, and an Xbox S Series and two controllers will be given to the contestant who raises the most funds by selling tickets (see below for details).

The 2022 performers are singer/songwriter/electric guitarist John Spokus, Center for Talented Youth; vocalist Matthew "Matt Sinatra" Williams, School of Medicine; vocalist Laura Barnes, Johns Hopkins Mail Service; vocalist Mark Shapiro, JHM Marketing and Communications; spoken word artist Stephanie Harper, Carey Business School; the co-ed and student-run Eclectics Dance Group; and dancing/singing nurses Arrow Bolus-Peralta, Griely Persia, and Erna Gonzales, Johns Hopkins Bayview.

The night's judges are Wilson, vice president for economic development; Franklyn B. Baker, president and CEO of United Way of Central Maryland; Rafaela Dreisin, general manager of the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra; and John Baum, vice president and general counsel of Bakery Express.

Tickets are $10 when bought in advance online ($15 at the door); to allocate your money to your favorite contestant, use the drop-down menu of names. Tickets are free for Johns Hopkins students with ID.

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