April 08, 2016

Record-breaking Cooper Red Hot Gala raises more than $1.6M for Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper

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The sixth annual Cooper Red Hot Gala was held on Friday, April 8, 2016 at Vie on North Broad Street in Philadelphia. The event, which was held by the Cooper Foundation of Cooper University Health Care and drew more than 1,000 people, has raised a total of $8 million since 2011.

The Chairman of the Cooper Board of Trustees, George E. Norcross III, announced Friday night that The Cooper Foundation raised more than $1.6 million at its sixth annual Cooper Red Hot Gala. This year’s record-breaking proceeds benefit the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper and Cooper’s pediatric programs.

“The Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper provides children and families the best pediatric care in South Jersey,” said Norcross, who hosted the Gala. “I am thankful for the tremendous generosity our community has demonstrated in supporting the health of our children and in making Cooper the leading health system in the region.”

Photos: 2016 Cooper Red Hot Gala

More than 1,000 people attended the Gala, which is one of the largest charitable fundraisers in the region, raising a total of $8 million since 2011. This year’s event, held at Vie in Philadelphia, honored Michael Goodman, M.D., chairman and chief of Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper, and William Sharrar, M.D, chief emeritus of Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper.

“The record-breaking proceeds from this year’s Red Hot Gala will directly benefit the children and families of South Jersey,” said Susan Bass Levin, president and CEO of The Cooper Foundation. “Support for the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper helps ensure that our littlest patients have access to the best pediatric doctors, nurses and specialists in a patient centered, family focused environment designed with children at heart.”

The Gala was co-chaired by Michael Hartung, owner of Mercedes Benz of Cherry Hill, and his daughter, Amanda Hartung DiMattia, general manager of Cherry Hill Auto Imports Group.


PhillyVoice Managing Director Lexie Norcross sits on the Cooper Foundation Board of Trustees. Her father, George E. Norcross III is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Cooper Health System.