News & Events From the Cooper Foundation
A Message of Gratitude

With the warmth of the holiday season around us, it’s a great time to reflect and give thanks to our donors, volunteers and community partners for making 2018 such a wonderful year!

Together, we painted the town red and raised a record-breaking $2.1 million at our eighth annual Red Hot Gala benefiting women’s health programs and The Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness at Cooper.

Our Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch raised $850,000 for breast and gynecological cancer research and care at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper and our Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund dinner raised $110,000 in memory of the beloved owner of Ponzio’s.

From bake sales and quilt auctions, to motorcycle rides and fashions shows, donations of all sizes make a difference in the lives of our patients and the people we support.

At the Cooper Foundation, we also recognize the importance of a healthy community. Your contributions also impacted Camden children and families through our many neighborhood partnerships.

Thanks to your support for the Camden Health & Athletic Association, children throughout the city have more opportunities to play than ever before. Young scholars at KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy started the school year off right with backpacks and school supplies donated through Operation Backpack.

As Cooper University Health Care continues to expand, your support is more vital than ever. I hope you will consider making a year-end, tax-deductible gift to the Cooper Foundation. We also accept gifts of stocks, bonds and corporate matching, all of which continues to advance the research and care that makes Cooper the leading academic health system in South Jersey.

On behalf of all of us here at Cooper, thank you for your generosity.

Wishing you a happy and healthy 2019,
Susan Bass Levin
President & CEO
The Cooper Foundation 
Holiday of Hope
There's Still Time to Give!
This holiday season, help spread hope and cheer to children in need by donating a new toy or book to Cooper Children’s Regional Hospital.

Amazon Wish List - Help children by shopping our Amazon Wish list for games and toys for the Johnny M. Playroom at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper. These items bring smiles to our littlest patients during their stay. Check out our Amazon wish list here .

While you are shopping on Amazon, don't forget to use Amazon Smile and designate the Cooper Foundation at Cooper University Health Care and a portion of your purchase will be donated to Cooper!

Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive through Jan. 1, 2019 – Visit the Deptford Barnes & Noble at 1553 Almonesson Road to donate a book to their Holiday Book Drive for pediatric patients at Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper.

For more information about how you can make it a Holiday of Hope, contact The Cooper Foundation at or 856.342.2222. 
Recent Events
Season of Hope & Healing - Tree Lighting
Thank you to everyone who purchased a snowflake for our 10th Annual Snowflake Fundraiser for the families of trauma patients. The snowflakes – purchased in honor or memory of a loved one – were unveiled at a special event on Dec. 4 and will be on display in the DiFlorio Family Healing Garden throughout December.

Special thanks to Camden’s Creative & Performing Arts High School Choir for providing musical entertainment.

Click here to view photos from the event.
Teddy Goes to Cooper
More than 40 kindergartners from Wiggins Elementary School visited Cooper University Health Care on Nov. 16 to take part in a “Teddy Goes to Cooper” event. The Teddy Goes to Cooper program was developed to help alleviate young children’s fears of visiting the hospital or the doctor while teaching them healthy habits. 

Each child received a teddy bear and rotated through different stations where Cooper health care professionals diagnosed and treated the bear’s ailments using real tools and equipment, such as bandages, inhalers, and blood pressure cuffs. The students also learned about healthy eating, bicycle and playground safety, and toured an ambulance as part of the program.

This event is a joint effort among Cooper University Health Care’s Community Outreach Program, Emergency Medical Services, and The Cooper Foundation. 

Click Here to view photos from the event.
CHAA Update
Camden Health & Athletic League Hosts Free Basketball Clinic for Camden Kids
The Camden Health & Athletic Association hosted a free basketball skills and drills clinic for Camden Children on Dec. 1 at the Rutgers Camden Gym featuring the Philadelphia 76ers DUNK SQUAD presented by Dunkin’ Donuts.

Close to 200 children participated in the clinic, which offered boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 15 the opportunity to learn more about the sport and practice fundamentals.

Click here to view photos from the clinic.
In the News
Cooper University Health Care Hikes Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour (VIDEO) – NBC10 – Nov. 13 – New Jersey’s Cooper University Health Care just announced that it will begin paying employees a $15 minimum wage at the start of next year.
Thankful for Team Alongside Me in Cancer Battle (LETTER) – Courier-Post – Nov. 26 – I’d like to publicly thank the good folks at Cooper University Hospital and MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper for their exceptional care of me recently, and here’s why.

Camden Mayor Wants to Replace Graffiti with Murals - Tap into Camden – Oct. 25 – By George Woolston – Mayor Frank Moran announced the city’s “war on graffiti,” pledging to work to remove graffiti from the walls of its neighborhoods, and in some places, replace it with public murals.
Make Your End-Of-Year Gift Go Even Further!

The Cooper Foundation accepts gifts of stocks, bonds or shares in mutual funds which may allow you to make a larger gift than otherwise possible. Also, ask your employer about Matching Gifts that can multiply the impact of your generosity!