Cooper University Hospital

The Norcross family has a multi-generational legacy of involvement with Cooper University Hospital and has avidly supported the hospital since 1976, when George E. Norcross Jr. joined the Board of Trustees. From that year forward, the family has devoted countless resources to help maintain and foster research, education and top-quality medical care in the City of Camden, consistently striving to improve the quality of life in Camden and its surrounding communities.

Recently, the Cooper Foundation’s Cooper Red Hot Heart Gala, hosted by Sandra and George Norcross, raised $1.3 million for the Cooper Heart Institute and Cooper Aortic Center. The event set the record of raising more than $1 million for the third year in a row and is the largest charitable fundraising event in South Jersey. Click here to read more.

In 2011, in honor of their parents, Sandra and George Norcross announced a $5 million pledge to Cooper University Hospital. It was the first commitment in a $50 million capital campaign to help fund the rapid expansion of one of New Jersey’s preeminent medical centers.

George and Philip Norcross currently serve on the Board of Trustees of Cooper University Hospital and the Board of Trustees of The Cooper Foundation, respectively. During their years of service, Cooper has transformed into a top-tier academic medical center and has sparked the transformation and revitalization of the City of Camden.

Not only did the Norcross family fight to keep Cooper in Camden, they were instrumental in the development of the Cooper Health Sciences Campus in Camden. The campus, which boasts the $220 million Roberts Pavilion, a VA clinic, and new landscaping, parks, lighting and street improvements, also houses the new Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. In addition, a new freestanding Cooper Cancer Institute will open in the fall of 2013 on the Health Sciences Campus.

The Norcross Foundation hears countless stories of individuals whose lives were saved as a result of the care they received at Cooper. It is these stories, coupled with the talented physicians, nurses and staff, that inspire The Foundation to continue to help make Cooper the best possible healthcare system in the region.