Johns Hopkins $1.8 Billion Bloomberg Gift

“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.

Bloomberg note on NYT

NYT article on Bloomberg Gift

Johns Hopkins on Bloomberg Gift

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Post by Marcelino Pantoja