by Katie Kornfield
Marty Maitino (Photo by AmyCantrell.com)
Some 40 years after he helped start the Southern California Food Industries Circle (SCFIC), one of the group’s founding members continues to give to City of Hope. Marty Maitino recently donated $1 million.
Maitino, retired director of regional sales for Altria Group Inc., served as SCFIC’s president in 1981. His recent gift adds to his generous record of support for City of Hope’s research and treatment programs.
“It makes me proud to see the progress under way at City of Hope and know that the Food Industries Circle plays an important role in supporting that exceptional work. There are few endeavors in life as meaningful as helping others,” Maitino said.
The SCFIC is one of the largest industry volunteer support arms for City of Hope. Represented by more than 100 leading retailers, manufacturers and brokers within the Southern California food industry, the group has raised more than $100 million since its founding in 1973.