JHU kicks off its 2023 United Way campaign

The goal is to raise $550K to support the financial stability, education, and health of Johns Hopkins' neighbors

Johns Hopkins University is kicking off its 2023 United Way fundraising campaign with a virtual meeting at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct 25. All faculty and staff are invited to participate and are asked to register in advance here.

This annual drive, part of a long-standing partnership with the United Way of Central Maryland, raises donations for nonprofit organizations working to improve the well-being of JHU's neighbors with a focus on supporting three important areas: financial stability, education, and health.

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This year's campaign chair is Katrina Caldwell, vice provost for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, and the fundraising goal is $550,000.

During the 2022 campaign, Johns Hopkins raised $553,000 through the United Way partnership. "Every contribution had an immediate and meaningful local impact on the city of Baltimore," wrote President Ron Daniels and Caldwell in an email sent yesterday to employees.

Once again, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to set up automated payroll contributions, for any amount that they wish, during benefits open enrollment.

Each year, the United Way campaign allows supporters to designate their pledges in a way that is most meaningful to them. Employees willing to donate $100 or more have the option to designate their United Way contribution to the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund, which supports local nonprofit organizations working with underserved communities adjacent to Hopkins campuses with vital resource programs such as food distribution, workforce development training, after-school mentoring, and senior care services.

"This effort exemplifies how we can work together to ensure individuals and families are taken care of during this ongoing global health crisis and advance our common mission to sustain the communities of which we are a part," wrote Daniels and Caldwell.

To make an online pledge for the 2023 campaign, go to

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