Elizabeth A. Dale, EdD, MPA, NACD.DC

Elizabeth A. Dale, EdD, MPA, NACD.DC
Executive Vice President & Chief Advancement Officer

C-Suite executive with P&L responsibilities for a 180-person division raising $165+ million annually. Extensive expertise in developing comprehensive fund-raising departments, with personal cumulative funds raised over three campaigns at University of Massachusetts Amherst, Drexel University, and Je­fferson, exceeding $1.6 billion.

 In 2014, established the Office of Institutional Advancement, Je­fferson’s first comprehensive fund-raising department. Served as strategic advisor to Dr. Stephen K. Klasko, Je­fferson’s retired President and CEO. In partnership created and actualized the fi rst four pillar model in academic medicine, pillars are Clinical, Academic, Philanthropy, and Innovation. Resulted in embedding a culture of philanthropy with internal and external constituencies.

Brings exceptional leadership and management skills to the formation, development, and successful execution of complex major initiatives. Member of the executive team that expanded the Je­fferson enterprise over eight years, from a $1.3 billion organization with three hospitals and one university, to top line revenue of $8 billion encompassing 18 hospitals, two universities and an insurance company. Direct management experience in this rapid succession of mergers. Designed initiatives to influence culture and create engagement among Jefferson’s 30,000+ employees. Adept at engaging, partnering with, and motivating crucial external constituencies including benefactors, the business community, non-profit organizations, and alumni.

Launched, Reimagine: The Campaign for Jefferson, a fund raising campaign targeted to raise $1 billion by June of 2024. Current funds raised total $977 million, with anticipation of reaching the goal in Q2 of 2022. A key element of the campaign is using philanthropy as a lever to accelerate embedding innovation throughout the enterprise.

Deep understanding of the causes and circumstances of health inequities. Helped conceive and launch the Philadelphia Collaborative for Health Equity (PCHE), a Je­fferson division charged with narrowing the health equity gap in Philadelphia, the largest poverty-stricken city in the United States. Raised over $44 million for PCHE to launch multiple community-based clinics, interventions, and programs. Including the Steven H. Korman Center for Community Engagement, the Wyss Wellness Center, the Frazier Family Coalition for Stroke Prevention and Education, and the Community Catalyst Grants Program.

Established the following clinical centers through philanthropy: The Marcus Institute for Integrated Health, Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience, Nicoletti Kidney Transplant Center, the William Annesley Eye Brain Center, the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute, 1889 Foundation – Je­fferson Center for Population Health, and the Neu Center for Supportive Medicine and Cancer Survivorship. Also, the home for TJU alumni, the Marie E. Pinizzotto, MD ’88 and Carol A. Ammon, BSN ’17 MBA Alumni Center.

Expertise in governance includes founding executive director of a non-profit foundation, supported board committees at three universities and a health system and served as a director on non-profit boards. Named by the National Association of Corporate Directors.



Vernon W. Hill, IIVernon W. Hill, II
Chairman, Republic First Bancorp, Founder, Commerce Bank

Vernon W. Hill II is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Often credited with reinventing American banking, Vernon was the founder and former Chairman and President of Commerce Bank which he founded in 1973.