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Our Mission & Values

Join the commitment to advance Hopkins' mission.

We make it our mission to create and foster enduring relationships that result in advocacy and philanthropic support for the Johns Hopkins Institution. Here, you’ll meet a group of colleagues that believe in collaboration, professional growth and innovation.

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Our Guiding Principle

We are deeply committed to and aligned with the academic mission of the Institution. Our work supports its focus on research, teaching, and patient care, and its role as a higher education leader on the global stage.

Our Values

Our primary responsibility is to strengthen the Johns Hopkins Institution through partnerships with donors, volunteers, faculty, alumni, friends and patients through:


We stress teamwork in everything we do. We work across boundaries to strengthen and grow the programs for which we are responsible and to raise our contributions to the institution.


We are committed to the professional development and growth of our staff. We invest in talent development and create a diverse and inclusive environment that encourages long-term commitment to the organization.


Internal and external relationships are the basis for our work. We reward and celebrate our relationship-building skills and we value the connection between tenure in the organization and success in relationship development.


We operate with the awareness that we are public representatives of Johns Hopkins, building privileged relationships, providing donors and volunteers with stewardship beyond expectation. We also embrace integrity in our work with all of our colleagues.


Johns Hopkins is often described as an institution of “firsts.” We emulate that role, pursuing growth and improvement through the effective and entrepreneurial use of resources, setting a standard for our industry.


We are committed to trust in one another, respect for our colleagues, and transparency of activity.