Month: September 2015

Fifth Annual Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Benefit Dinner for Raises More Than $150,000 for MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper

September 30, 2015

CAMDEN, N.J. —Susan Bass Levin, President and CEO of The Cooper Foundation, announced tonight that the Fifth Annual Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Dinner raised more than $140,000 for the lung cancer program at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. More than 300 people gathered at Ponzio’s Diner-Baker-Bar in Cherry Hill for the dinner, which…

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The New York Times: A Bold Plan to Remake Camden’s Waterfront

September 30, 2015

by Jon Hurdle CAMDEN, N.J. – Plans for a major mixed-use waterfront development represent the latest step in efforts to rehabilitate this city that not long ago was rated as America’s most dangerous. The development of offices, apartments and retail space, totaling 1.7 million square feet, would be built along the Delaware River starting in the…

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A Welcome Message from Susan Bass Levin

September 22, 2015

Welcome to the September issue of The Catalyst, the monthly E-Newsletter that keeps you up to date on all the great things happening at The Cooper Foundation and provides news on the exciting advancements in medicine taking place every day at Cooper University Health Care.  The Foundation is the philanthropic, community outreach and community development…

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Courier-Post: Volunteers from Cooper, PSE&G build Camden playground

September 22, 2015

by Phaedra Trethan CAMDEN – Eunice Williams has lived in her Whitman Park home, directly across from the giant water tower bearing her city’s name, since 1973. The grandmother of five says her family was the first African-American one on her row of houses in this once predominantly Polish neighborhood. She, like her many elderly neighbors,…

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Philadelphia Inquirer: School Reborn

September 22, 2015

by Allison Steele Hundreds of politicians, officials, and Camden residents on Wednesday celebrated the opening of the building that houses the city’s – and the state’s – first Renaissance charter school, a facility replacing a neighborhood public school that was demolished more than a decade ago. The gleaming 110,000-square-foot KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy on South Broadway…

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Local, State and U.S. Leaders Join Students, Parents and Teachers for KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy Dedication

September 16, 2015

Academy is New Jersey’s First Renaissance School CAMDEN, N.J. —Local, state and U.S. leaders joined students, parents and teachers today for the dedication of KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy, New Jersey’s first renaissance school, created in partnership with KIPP, one of the most renowned, national networks of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools, The Cooper Foundation, the…

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Courier-Post: Renaissance School Debuts in Camden

September 3, 2015

by Jim Walsh CAMDEN — The city’s first newly built Renaissance school has dozens of classrooms on three floors, a gym big enough for two basketball courts and an all-purpose room that comfortably seats hundreds of uniformed students. But despite all that, the 110,000-square-foot KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy can’t meet the demand for its services. “We…

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Distribution of Backpacks, School Supplies to Children at Kipp Cooper Norcross Academy

September 1, 2015

More Than 600 Backpacks Donated Through Operation Backpack  CAMDEN, N.J. — The Cooper Foundation and Congressman Donald Norcross today distributed backpacks and school supplies to children at KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy, New Jersey’s first renaissance school, which welcomed students in grades kindergarten and first and fifth through eighth earlier this month. The Foundation collected more…

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