Lois Gabin-Legato
Vice President of Advancement, Major Gifts and Planned Giving

To respond to the growth of Cooper University Health Care and to meet the needs of the community it serves, Lois Gabin-Legato, JD, an experienced philanthropic professional in the Philadelphia region, recently joined The Cooper Foundation as Vice President of Advancement for Major Gifts and Planned Giving.

Ms. Gabin-Legato comes to Cooper from Philadelphia Foundation, where she served as vice president of institutional advancement and chief advancement officer since 2016. She is one of several executive team member additions to The Cooper Foundation over the coming weeks to support Cooper’s current growth and 10-year strategic plan.

Ms. Gabin-Legato has nearly 20 years of executive leadership experience in principal and major gift fundraising, legacy planning, and asset development with leading public charities and institutions of higher education. Prior to her work leading donor services at Philadelphia Foundation, she served in a number of executive leadership roles at Drexel University’s Office of Institutional Advancement. Previously, she served as senior director of development at Temple University’s Office of Institutional Advancement and as account vice-president for UBS securities .

A graduate of Queens College, C.U.N.Y., Ms. Gabin-Legato received her Juris Doctor degree from Temple University. She is a member of the Barnes Foundation Professional Advisors Council, the Sunday Breakfast Club, Impact100 South Jersey, a region women’s collective on philanthropic giving, and a volunteer with The Alice Paul Institute and other community involvement.