The Los Angeles City Council recently voted unanimously to add City of Hope to the city’s employee giving campaign.
Signed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and entered into the administrative code, the new law opens the door for the City of Los Angeles’ more than 35,000 employees to donate to City of Hope through payroll deductions, one-time gifts or other financial means. The program is called the City of Los Angeles Combined Charitable Campaign.
Only 10 approved organizations are included in the city’s charitable campaign. City of Hope is the only nonprofit on the list that is not an umbrella charity.
“It’s an important designation by Los Angeles city leaders,” said Mary Anderson, director of employee giving, who headed the effort in coordination with staff from the Department of Government and Community Relations.
The motion was introduced on the council by Councilman Dennis Zine and council President Eric Garcetti.
“Being a part of this campaign increases our visibility in the region and increases our fundraising capacity and our ties to the community,” Anderson said. “I’m thankful to Los Angeles City Councilman Zine and council President Garcetti for leading the effort to bring us into the City of Los Angeles family.”