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Jill L. Sherman Named Chief Development Officer at Fox Chase Cancer Center

Jill L. Sherman

Jill L. Sherman, Chief Development Officer

PHILADELPHIA (Feb. 2008)—Jill L. Sherman has joined Fox Chase Cancer Center as chief development officer and senior vice president for institutional advancement. Sherman, who has more than 20 years of fundraising experience for major educational institutions in Pennsylvania, will work to build Fox Chase's institutional advancement office and help increase funding for significant research projects throughout the Center.

"As Fox Chase invests more in its scientific programs, expands its clinical infrastructure and increases its focus on providing full service care to our patient population, we'll look to Jill for guidance on ways to enhance and build on the culture of philanthropy at the Center," said Michael V. Seiden, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Sherman's most recent fundraising experience was at Haverford College, where she served for eight years as vice president for institutional advancement and contributed to the most dynamic period of program growth in Haverford's history. At Haverford, Sherman led a successful $200 million capital campaign, revamped many essential philanthropic programs and initiated the first international efforts of the college.

Before joining Haverford in 1999, Sherman was vice president for university advancement at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. There she led the transition team overseeing the introduction of Lehigh's 12th president; secured a $25 million gift to name the College of Engineering, the largest single gift in Lehigh's history to date, and was responsible for the opening and first year of operation of the Zoellner Arts Center. The arts center's inaugural gala featuring the New York Philharmonic raised $825,000, the largest sum ever secured for a single arts event by a U.S. academic institution.

Sherman also held fundraising positions at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa. In addition to her experience with educational institutions, Sherman did consulting work for the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation in New York City.

Sherman earned her bachelor's degree cum laude from Ursinus College and her master's degree in English from Villanova University. She is currently a member of the Association of Independent Colleges & Universities in Pennsylvania, Greater Delaware County Senior Development Officers Council, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and American Association of University Women.

Sherman has extensive involvement in CASE as both a presenter and leader of two national conventions. She also currently serves on the Board at The Perkiomen School and in the past has served on the advancement board for the Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP). In addition, she has published an article in CASE's magazine Currents about her experience working with the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.


Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence four consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach.  For more information, call 1-888-FOX CHASE or (1-888-369-2427).

Media inquiries only, please contact Diana Quattrone at 215-728-7784.

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