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Supporting Educational Institutions

Mike Bloomberg is committed to improving education across the U.S. — he has long supported educational institutions that have a special importance to him and make a real impact in their communities.

Johns Hopkins University

Mike Bloomberg’s special commitment to Johns Hopkins University, his alma mater, has been transformative, supporting scientific research and providing financial aid for students from low- and middle-income families. Since his first donation of $5 in 1964, Mike Bloomberg’s total giving to the university has reached more than $3.3 billion.

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Jay Lawrence, a student, on the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Jay is a graduate of the Bloomberg Philanthropies CollegePoint program.

Museum of Science, Boston

For decades, the Museum of Science in Boston has guided visitors through the natural and engineered worlds. In October 2016, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a $50 million gift to the Museum to support and name the William and Charlotte Bloomberg Science Education Center in honor of Mike Bloomberg’s and Marjorie Tiven’s parents.

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Local students attend the opening of the education division at Boston's Science Museum, the William and Charlotte Bloomberg Science Education Center, named after Mike Bloomberg's late parents.
Local students attend the dedication ceremony of the William and Charlotte Bloomberg Science Education Center at the Boston Science Museum, named in honor of Mike Bloomberg’s late parents.

Cornell Tech

In 2011, Cornell Tech won Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s administration’s Applied Sciences Competition, receiving land on Roosevelt Island and $100 million in city capital to build a new tech campus and spur technological innovation and growth across the city. In September 2017, it opened the campus’s initial phase, the first ever built for the digital age.

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The Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech, named in honor of Emma and Georgina Bloomberg, serves as a campus hub to bring students and faculty together to collaborate across disciplines on New York City's Roosevelt Island.
The Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech, named in honor of Emma and Georgina Bloomberg, serves as a campus hub to bring students and faculty together to collaborate across disciplines on New York City’s Roosevelt Island.

Historically Black Medical Schools

As part of the Greenwood Initiative, Bloomberg Philanthropies made a $100 million commitment to the four historically Black medical schools in the United States to increase the number of Black doctors by reducing their debt burden. This funding will allow the four schools – Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C., Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles, CA – to provide up to $100,000 in debt relief to students currently enrolled and receiving financial aid.

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Howard University College of Medicine student Micah Brown is one of the many future doctors who will have had their futures changed by a $100 million commitment to the United States’ four historically Black medical schools.
Howard University College of Medicine student Micah Brown is one of the many future doctors who will have had their futures changed by a $100 million commitment to the United States’ four historically Black medical schools.

The Georgina and Charlotte Bloomberg Public Service Fellows Program at NYU

The Georgina and Charlotte Bloomberg Public Service Fellows Program at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service is named for Mike Bloomberg’s daughter and mother who both earned degrees from NYU in 2010 and 1929, respectively. The Fellows Program will launch in the 2021-2022 academic year to help ensure that the most dedicated and innovative future leaders have access to and robust training for careers in public service.

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The Georgina and Charlotte Bloomberg Public Service Fellowship at NYU’s Wagner School will provide unique curriculum, scholarships, paid internships, and mentorship to the next generation of government and non-profit leaders.

Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard University

The Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard University will strengthen the capabilities of mayors and their teams, advance effective organizational practices in city halls around the world, support a new generation of public servants as they encounter unprecedented challenges in the years to come, and produce new research and instructional materials that will help city leaders. The center will include 10 faculty positions named for Mike Bloomberg’s daughter Emma, a graduate of both Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School, for scholars or experts focused on city problem solving.

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The Bloomberg Center for Cities builds on the success of the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative and deepens Bloomberg Philanthropies’ and Harvard University’s commitment to supporting bold and innovative city leadership. Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Top photo: Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.