Johnny Cooper: Chief of Philanthropy

Oak Brook, IL – Johnny Cooper, CFRE, has been appointed Chief of Philanthropy for Lions Clubs International Foundation, the official charitable organization that supports the local and global humanitarian efforts of Lions Clubs International.
Cooper’s career in fund development has been dedicated to impacting the lives of others, primarily through global health in East and Southern Africa, Central and South American, and Southeast Asia.

Highlights of his career include serving as Director of Corporate Partnerships for Orbis International, an NGO that fights avoidable blindness; Director of Business Development for Global Health Corps, a leadership development organization focused on global health equity; and Senior Development Officer of Corporate and Foundation Partnerships for the American Red Cross.

Cooper received a Master of Public Administration from Villanova University and a Bachelor of Science from Thomas Edison State University.
He assumed his responsibilities as Chief of Philanthropy for Lions Clubs International Foundation on April 30, 2018.

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is the grantmaking body of Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest volunteer service club organization. LCIF helps Lions improve peoples’ lives around the world, from combating vision problems to responding to major catastrophes to providing valuable life skills to youth. Because LCIF helps Lions carry out large-scale projects through its grant programs, Lions increase their impact in their local and global communities and serve even more people in need around the world. For more information, visit