City of Hope’s Music & Entertainment Industry chapter campaign and gala raised more than $3 million this year, according to campaign organizers.
More than 1,300 music industry superstars and other supporters joined forces at the gala on Oct. 5 to honor Charles Goldstuck, president and chief operating officer of the Bertelsmann Music Group, U.S., with The Spirit of Life® Award. Television celebrity Craig Ferguson emceed the event, which was held in Los Angeles and included performances by Velvet Revolver, Taylor Hicks, Maroon 5, Sarah MacLachlan and Josh Groban.
“I am honored to be the recipient of this year’s Spirit of Life Award and to continue my association with City of Hope,” said Goldstuck.
“City of Hope’s physicians and researchers are among the brightest minds in science today. Through their dedicated efforts, state-of-the-art facilities and exceptional technology, they are making scientific discoveries that will help improve medical treatment for people around the world who face a life-threatening disease.”
John Frankenheimer, partner and co-chair at Loeb & Loeb LLP and longtime member of the Music & Entertainment Industry’s board, praised Goldstuck. “Charles embodies the visionary leadership that is central to The Spirit of Life Award,” he said. “He has been a tireless supporter of the cancer center’s mission for many years and truly epitomizes City of Hope’s commitment to excellence.”
Britta Bucholz, senior director of development for the Music & Entertainment Industry, noted Goldstuck’s commitment. “Not only did Charles spearhead an incredible campaign year, but he mobilized his musical muscle to increase awareness for City of Hope and our mission to ultimately find a cure for cancer. Charles is a tremendous advocate. He truly personifies the dedication and compassion that are the cornerstones of our institution.”
The Music & Entertainment Industry chapter comprises nearly 100 executives who help raise funds for City of Hope through a number of events, including its annual Spirit of Life Award dinner honoring a key leader in the industry. In its 32-year history, the Music & Entertainment Industry has raised more than $55 million for City of Hope.