City of Hope Campaign Raises $12.5 Million


City of Hope Campaign Raises $12.5 Million

(SEPTEMBER 21, 2020) - In what has been an incredibly challenging time for fundraising, this year’s business products industry’s Reinvent Hope campaign has raised a remarkable $12.5 million for City of Hope.

The 2020 Reinvent Hope effort culminated last week with a virtual Spirit of Life Gala to celebrate the fundraising work of HP Inc’s Stephanie Dismore – this year’s Spirit of Life Honoree – and her team.

With a number of online events taking place, such as a wine tasting, golf and a silent auction, plus up to $25,000 in matching funds donated by WB Mason, the Gala itself raised nearly $1 million.

In addition to Dismore, presenters at the Gala included Greg Gibson, General Manager at International Paper, and the 2021 National Business Products Industry Spirit of Life Honoree. He was joined by: Robert Stone, CEO of City of Hope; City of Hope patient speaker Laura Watts, who delivered an inspirational message; Scott Light, EVP of Packaging & Cellulose at Georgia-Pacific and the Chair of the National Business Products Council; and HP’s General Manager of US Consumer and Supplies Sales, David Lary.

In a year that has witnessed a global pandemic, various natural disasters and social unrest, City of Hope praised Dismore’s “inspiring leadership” in helping to raise such a phenomenal amount.

Well done to all those involved in fundraising initiatives and to everyone who made donations. - (OPI)