President Daniels notified us last Thursday that the university marked the conclusion of the Rising to the Challenge campaign. The results were nothing short of amazing, and will impact endowment funding, scholarships and financial aid, and support of research and programs for many years to come.
But what’s truly significant is that this achievement reflects a leap forward across the university for fueling interdisciplinary and cross-divisional research work.
We are part of this historic moment in the university. I’m proud to report that our school surpassed its campaign goals thanks to the many donors who are committed not only to our school but to advancing the profession of nursing.
We are fortunate to have key donors who anchor and support our mission and I’d like to give a special thanks to Wally and Marianne Pinkard who have given so generously over the years, personally and through the France Merrick Foundation, and were recently named on the University’s Founders wall. As you know, our building is named after Wally’s mother, Anne Pinkard.
We would also not be as strong as we are today without the support of Bill and Joanne Conway, Elsie Peyton Jarvis (JHSON Class of 1947), Sarah Allison (JHSON Class of 1953), Susan Epstein (JHSON Class of 1966), Eunice King (JHSON Class of 1968), Wes and Natalie Bush and the family of Suzanne Concato (JHSON Class of 1963) – just to name a few.
These individuals have demonstrated a commitment that goes above and beyond and we are deeply grateful for their investment in our future. We are also thankful to the many foundations -Robert Wood Johnson, Jonas, Hillman, Carpenter, Cambia, Blaustein, France Merrick and others who contribute to supporting our work
But no matter the amount given, it all adds up and each gift is vital to supporting our mission. On behalf of our school, I want to thank those of you who have supported us during this campaign. Through these gifts, we will continue to improve and impact the health of individuals, families, communities and nations.
My sincere thanks to the teams in Development and Alumni Relations, Marketing and Communications, Enrollment and Student Management, Events and of course all of you that make this exceptional school great.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: PATRICIA M. DAVIDSON
Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, is dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and a fellow of the Australian College of Nursing, the American Heart Association, the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, and the American Academy of Nursing. She is counsel general of the International Council on Women’s Health Issues and actively involved in the international activities of Sigma Theta Tau International. Follow her on Twitter (@nursingdean).