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Fashion and Retail Group

Fashion and Retail Group
The Fashion and Retail Group (née Apparel Industries Group) was created in 1995 with the merger of two of City of Hope’s oldest and most dedicated auxiliaries — The Merchants Club and Professions and Finance Associates. This union brought together leaders from all facets of the apparel industry who are committed to supporting the crucial and lifesaving work done by the physicians and researchers at City of Hope. With its combined efforts, the Fashion and Retail Group has raised over $40 million for City of Hope.
By joining the two groups’ talents and resources, the group continues to build a new and strong foundation of philanthropy.
Join the Industry Centennial Challenge — City of Hope's Industry partners are joining together in a cross-industry fundraising campaign in honor of City of Hope's centennial. Click to learn more.


Join the Fashion & Retail Group’s newest committee…
Future Hope
City of Hope and the Fashion & Retail Industry Group want to reach out to young professionals in the apparel industry to ensure the legacy of support of City of Hope’s innovative research and compassionate patient care.  Future Hope is comprised of up-and-coming apparel professionals who share a commitment to helping support City of Hope’s mission of finding cures for cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases.
To join our efforts or for more information contact Kathleen P. Talbot:  kptalbot@coh.org
2014 Spirit of Life Gala
November 2014
Check back this Spring for event details.
Recent Events
Friday, November 8, 2013
Spirit of Life Gala Black & Blues Ball

Board Members

President: Michael Earnhart, Wells Fargo Capital Finance
Executive Vice PresidentSydnee Breuer, Rosenthal & Rosenthal
Jasmine Benkhaled
Vargas Girl USA

Oren Bitan
Buchalter Nemer PC

Mitch Cohen
The CIT Group

Maria Contino
The CIT Group

Sarah Diaz

Simon Dufour
Moss Adams

Marty Eckstein
Wells Fargo Capital Finance

Christian Emerson
Richardson Kontogouris Emerson LLP

Eric Fisch

Steve Fisk
Barney & Barney LLC

Lenny Gordon
Marcum LLP

Rob Handler
Real Estate Development
Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs

Nick Hart
Bibby Financial Services

Martin Hughes
Moss Adams

Ruth Inouye
J Brand Jeans  
Michelle Jackson
Marsh/National Brokerage

Jeffrey Kapor
Buchalter Nemer PC

Frank Kaufman
Moss Adams LLP

Kaleigh Kemmerly
Hub International

Erica Klein
Shout Public Relations
Charles Kluh

Tricia Landry
Citi Commercial Bank
Bob Lewin
The CIT Group

Vince Lionetti
Continental Business Credit

Gina Lopez
Vargas Girl USA

Robert Mahl
Poms & Associates

Jay Mangel
Crowe Horwath LLP

David Mark
Buchalter Nemer PC

Darren Menaker
Bernstein Global Wealth Management

Gary Raikin

Mark Rabkin
Moss Adams

Dave Reza
Milberg Factors Inc.

Maier Rosenberg

Benjamin Seigel
Buchalter Nemer PC

Scott Shaw
Call & Jensen

Debbie Steinberg
The CIT Group

Kevin Sullivan
Wells Fargo Capital Finance

Marco Valverde
Moss Adams            
Jeremy Weitz
Buchalter Nemer PC

Paul Zaffaroni
Roth Capital Partners
Upcoming Events
Join our newest committee… 
A new strategic initiative for
emerging leaders in the
Fashion & Retail community.

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Contact Us
Kathleen P. Talbot
Andrea Courtney
For general inquiries, please contact us:
Fashion & Retail Group
1055 Wilshire Blvd., 11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
800-272-2310 toll-free
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