A Foundational Commitment

Considered by many to be the father of modern philanthropy, George Peabody established the Peabody Institute in 1857 and outlined his wishes that it should be “an instrument of permanent good” and “an agency of enduring benefit.”

We recognize those philanthropic visionaries who share George Peabody’s dream for the Peabody Institute and whose lifetime cumulative giving has matched or exceeded his founding gift of $1.4 million.  Their unparalleled generosity has expanded and transformed the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. The names are ordered by the date when they joined this elite group of donors.

George Peabody
Sidney M. Friedberg Charitable Trust
Blaustein-Rosenberg-Thalheimer Philanthropic Group
Eric and Edith Friedheim
Loretta Ver Valen
Arabella Leith Symington Griswold
Wendy G. Griswold and Benjamin H. Griswold IV
Elizabeth J. and Richard W. Case
Florence H. and Charles R. Austrian
Michael R. Bloomberg
Tristan W. Rhodes
Hilda P. and Douglas S. Goodwin
Claire S. and Allan D. Jensen
Marc von May
Thomas H. Powell
Taylor A. Hanex
Rheda Becker and Robert E. Meyerhoff
Laifun Chung and Ted Kotcheff
Sandra Levi Gerstung and the
Levi Family Fund II of the Baltimore Community Foundation
Cynthia and Paul Lorraine
Nancy S. Grasmick