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Johns Hopkins is Halfway to $4.5 Billion



It wasn’t so long ago that Johns Hopkins announced its intentions of raising $4.5 billion by 2017, its biggest-ever fundraising effort. (Here’s how the school plans to spend that money.) Well, we’re four years away from 2017, and the school has just announced that it’s halfway there — as of early November, 162,000 donors had pledged a total of $2.25 billion to Hopkins.

T. Boone Pickens Gives Millions to Hopkins



I’ve never fully believed that oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens is a real person — that name is just too good, right? But I’m starting to finally buy it, especially now after the 85 year-old just pledged to give $20 million to Johns Hopkins for vision-related research.