Dr. Kenneth Cooper at a reception

Legacy Celebration

The Legacy Celebration recognizes the critically important mission of The Cooper Institute – to improve lifelong health and wellness through research and education – and honors the visionary leaders who have improved the lives and health of men, women and children across the country and around the world. 


Past Recipients

This annual event provides an opportunity for The Cooper Institute to raise awareness about their research, as well as raise funds to continue their research and programs.  For more than five decades, The Cooper Institute has made a positive impact in the lives of millions across the globe through research and education. The Legacy Celebration is an opportunity to continue generating financial support for the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study (CCLS) and our youth initiatives.

Millie Cooper, 2022

Kenneth H. Cooper, 2021

The NFL Foundation, 2019

Arthur M. Blank, 2018

Drayton McLane, Jr., 2017

Roger Staubach, 2016

Lyda Hill, 2015

Ray L. Hunt, 2013

Peter O'Donnell, Jr., 2013

Fred Meyer (1927-2012), 2013


Most Recent

Legacy Celebration 2022

Legacy Celebration 2022

We hosted our eighth annual Legacy Celebration on November 3, 2022. To mark the 50thanniversary of the passage of Title IX, Millie Cooper’s book, “Aerobics for Women,” women being welcomed to compete in the Boston Marathon, and many other milestones, we dedicated the evening to celebrate women who have made a global impact on health and fitness. The event was a night to remember.

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