March 9, 2009
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center announces the receipt of its largest donation to date from Jim Crystal and his family. The Crystals donated 3.15 acres of land, located at 5400 Lombard Street, to the Medical Center. The property is valued at $3.125 million.
Crystal, a longtime businessman in Baltimore, owned an office furniture manufacturing business adjacent to the Medical Center campus for 25 years. The company, Lui Corporation, employed hundreds of people from the community, particularly those from within Johns Hopkins Bayview’s surrounding neighborhoods.
“During that time, I watched the campus grow and evolve; developed relationships with people from the hospital; and learned about all the impressive things that Johns Hopkins Bayview was doing,” says Crystal.
He adds, “I’m hoping this land will allow the hospital to expand even further and continue doing great things.”
“We are very appreciative of Mr. Crystal’s donation,” says Greg Schaffer, president of Johns Hopkins Bayview. “Philanthropy is crucial to the success of non-profit institutions, such as our hospital. The support of our donors enables us to continue providing the services and quality of care we currently offer.”