A Legacy Is


The Johns Hopkins Legacy Society honors those who secure the financial future of the Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine through their estate plans or with a life-income gift. Hear their stories.


Johns Hopkins Professor Susan Baker, SPH '68, a pioneer in the area of injury prevention, describes the benefits of a charitable gift annuity. Her gift provides her with regular income and supports future scholars.


Paula E. Boggs, Esq., A&S '81, sees Johns Hopkins as a member of her own family. Through her will, Boggs, a Johns Hopkins University trustee and co-chair of the Legacy Society, makes sure the fellowship honoring her father Dr. Nathaniel Boggs, Jr., endures for generations of graduate students.


Bob Shinham, Engr '71 (PhD), and his wife Kathe share their reasons for including Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering in their wills. They say Johns Hopkins is changing lives for the better through leading research in water resources and in public health.


After 37 years of service to Johns Hopkins, Jerry Schnydman, A&S '67, wants to continue to serve the university. The Lacrosse Hall of Famer shares who inspired him to include Johns Hopkins in his estate plans.


Benjamin Hein, SAIS '94, explains why he has already included Johns Hopkins in his estate plans. Establishing his legacy gives him peace of mind and supports Johns Hopkins' mission.