UP MARLBORO, Md. (WJZ) – Baltimore-based investor and philanthropist Bill Miller has made another historic donation to Johns Hopkins University, this time with a $50 million endowment to the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Miller’s actions inspired two unnamed donors to contribute, bringing the donation to $75 million.
“Physics seeks to understand reality at its most fundamental level. Miller said. “I am delighted to be able to make a gift to Johns Hopkins physics that will allow it to add new resources and continue to build on its remarkable history.”
In 2018, Miller made donate 75 million dollars to the school’s philosophy department. He was once a student of the faculty and credits his philosophical knowledge for his financial success.
The university says the money will fund endowed professorships, postdoctoral fellowships and graduate research, and will provide ongoing support for research infrastructure.
“Bill Miller’s endorsement shows that Johns Hopkins is history,” said University President Ronald Daniels. “Four years ago, Mr. Miller committed what is believed to be the greatest gift ever to an undergraduate philosophy program, and now he has made an equally impressive gift to research. physics and astronomy. We are deeply grateful for his generosity that has motivated our scholars to explore everything from the human condition to our understanding of the universe and our place in it. “
Miller is a longtime manager of the Legg Mason Capital Management Value Trust. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Johns Hopkins University.
In recognition of the gift, the faculty will be renamed the William H. Miller III Department of Physics and Astronomy.
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