|From left, Jerry Whitmore receives the Spirit of Hope Award from Michael Friedman and Smart & Final’s Dave Hirz. (Photo by AmyCantrell.com)|
More than 700 people came together to raise nearly $649,000 at the 37th annual Southern California Food Industries Circle (SCFIC) Harvest Ball in November 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
Jerry Whitmore, Southern California sales manager for Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, was presented with City of Hope’s Spirit of Hope Award. Whitmore was recognized for his dedication to funding cancer research as well as for his business and leadership achievements. The evening also featured a silent auction and live music and entertainment.
The SCFIC is one of the largest industry volunteer support arms for City of Hope. Represented by more than 1,000 leading retailers, manufacturers and brokers within the Southern California food industry, the SCFIC has raised more than $146 million since its founding in 1973.