A Happy Reunion

September 26, 2022 by Beth Morgen

Johns Hopkins Legacy Society members celebrate at special luncheon after a two-year hiatus

Members of the Johns Hopkins Legacy Society reunited for a special luncheon on September 15 to celebrate their outstanding gifts to Johns Hopkins University and Medicine. The luncheon, a tradition that began in 2016, was on hold for two years due the pandemic. The event honors donors who have made a commitment to Johns Hopkins through their estate plans or life income gifts. More than 100 guests attended the luncheon held at the historic George Peabody Library in Baltimore.

“Nothing can replace the experience of in-person engagement, and I’m grateful to see both familiar faces and new guests in this glorious space,” Anne Doyle, senior director of the Johns Hopkins Office of Gift Planning, said in her remarks. “Your decision to include Johns Hopkins in your plans today demonstrates a steadfast loyalty to Johns Hopkins — and signals your continued commitment and support of the excellent work we do to make the world better.”

As guests dined on a three-course catered meal, they heard from Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries and University Museums curators Earle Havens and Paul Espinosa. Havens, director of the Virginia Fox Stern Center for the History of the Book at Johns Hopkins University and the Sheridan Libraries Nancy H. Hall Curator of Rare Books & Manuscripts, discussed the Women of the Book Collection, currently on exhibit at the Peabody Library. Espinosa, curator of the Peabody Library, followed with a touching presentation on the Linda F. and Julian L. Lapides Collection of Children’s Literature, featuring classics like Munro Leaf’s The Story of Ferdinand and Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey.

View the photo gallery below for a look at the luncheon. Photos: Jim Burger

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