The Foundation of Johns Hopkins University

Harvey Goldstein, an American businessman with experience working in Asian countries such as Indonesia and Singapore, supports Johns Hopkins University (JHU). Harvey Goldstein has contributed to the prestigious university’s capabilities as chairman of the Southeast Asia Advisory Group of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.

JHU has a long history with talented entrepreneurs and even takes its name from one. Founded in 1876 thanks to a multi-million-dollar bequest from the abolitionist entrepreneur, Johns Hopkins, it was originally envisioned as a hospital, affiliated colleges, an orphanage, and a university. At the time, it was the biggest philanthropic bequest in American history.

Under the leadership of its first president, Daniel Coit Gilman, JHU identified the elements that would be most essential to its core mission. Its first chairs included those of ethics, language, history, mathematics, and science, with the medical faculty for which it is now known joining shortly thereafter. Other major university institutions established in the years following its foundation included the university press and the school of nursing.