“I have always been grateful for that opportunity. I gave my first donation to Hopkins the year after I graduated: $5. It was all I could afford. Since then, I’ve given the school $1.5 billion to support research, teaching and financial aid.
Hopkins has made great progress toward becoming ‘need-blind’ — admitting students based solely on merit. I want to be sure that the school that gave me a chance will be able to permanently open that same door of opportunity for others. And so, I am donating an additional $1.8 billion to Hopkins that will be used for financial aid for qualified low- and middle-income students.”
Michael Bloomberg could have built a new school or have a prominent campus building named after him. Instead, to many who can’t afford to go to college, he is keeping the promise of higher education.
Post by Marcelino Pantoja