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The James M. Johnston Trust for Charitable and Educational Purposes

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Purpose and Activities

Grants largely to higher and secondary educational institutions located in Washington, DC, and North Carolina. This includes support for scholarships, training of nurses, and faculty salaries.


Trust established in 1968 in DC - An investment banker, born and educated in NC, Mr. Johnston was a senior partner in the firm of Johnston, Lemon & Co. with offices in Washington, DC. He was president and chairman of the board of the Washington Mutual Investors Fund, Inc., director and chairman of the executive committee of Julius Garfinckel & Co., Inc., and a director and member of the executive committee of the International Bank of Washington and the Financial General Corp., and had served on the board of directors of several other corporations. Since it began grantmaking operations in 1969, a major portion of the trust's funds has been committed to the James M. Johnston Scholars Program for undergraduates and nursing students at the University of North Carolina, the founder's alma mater


The James M. Johnston Trust for Charitable and Educational Purposes

Independent foundation




2 Wisconsin Cir., Ste. 870 Chevy Chase, MD United States 20815-7013

Contact Information

  • Telephone: 3019070135