Johns Hopkins, Baltimore merchant & banker, left an estate of $7 million (US$137.3 million in 2014) when he died Christmas Eve 1873 at age 78. His will stipulated that his fortune be used to found two institutions that would bear his name: "Johns Hopkins University" & "The Johns Hopkins Hospital." At that time, Hopkins's gift was the largest philanthropic bequest in United States history. His name was "Johns", no apostrophe, just "Johns."
The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Such a beautiful campus. Being a child of the desert, seeing so much green took my breath away. Oh and I had never seen so much marble on a school campus in my life!