Lois Gabin-Legato

Lois Gabin-Legato

Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Chief Advancement Officer

Lois Gabin-Legato joined The Philadelphia Foundation as Vice President of Institutional Advancement in October 2016.

Prior to joining the Foundation, she was Associate Vice President at the Office of Institutional Advancement of Drexel University, where she led advancement efforts for the College of Computing & Informatics and the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. Previously, she was an Assistant Vice President for Major Gifts at Drexel, and a Senior Director of Development and Major Gifts Officer at Temple University (including the Fox School of Business and the Dental School).

Gabin-Legato spent the first part of her career on Wall Street working in securities for E.F. Hutton and then as a Vice President for UBS Securities. During that time besides building expertise in securities, she developed knowledge of estate planning. She also earned a law degree (JD) from Temple for the purpose of augmenting her estate planning skills.

Her community roles include serving as a member of the Board of Directors of The Friends of the Coreill Institute in Camden, N.J. and of the United Way of Burlington County, N.J. She also served as Chair for the New York City Junior Committee for UNICEF. She has been a member of the Community Board for the Moorestown Visiting Nurse Association and a member of Rotary International’s Moorestown Breakfast Club. In addition, Lois has volunteered for campaigns to benefit the Samaritan Hospice of N.J. and the Moorestown, N.J. Community House.

Contact Lois for information on becoming a donor, fundholder or financial advisor partner.  lglegato@philafound.org