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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.

Events


Upcoming Events
 
Join the Fashion &  Retail Group Industry newest committee…

Future Hope
Kickoff Meeting: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 6 pm
Call Kathleen P. Talbot at (800) 272-2310 or email kptalbot@coh.org for more information.
 
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.
 
2014 Spirit of Life Gala
Fall 2014
Check back this Spring for event details.
 
 
Recent Events
 
Friday, November 8, 2014
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
Oakley

Simon Dufour
Moss Adams

Marty Eckstein
Wells Fargo Capital Finance

Christian Emerson
Richardson Kontogouris Emerson LLP

Eric Fisch
HSBC Bank USA

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
Hefferman Insurance

Erica Klein
Shout Public Relations
Charles Kluh
HSBC Bank USA

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
BDO

Mark Rabkin
Moss Adams

Dave Reza
Milberg Factors Inc.

Maier Rosenberg
CohnReznick

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… 
 
FUTURE HOPE
A new strategic initiative for
emerging leaders in the
Fashion & Retail community.

Click Here»
 
 
Contact Us
Kathleen P. Talbot
Director
213-241-7192
 
Andrea Courtney
Coordinator
213-241-7110
 
For general inquiries, please contact us:
Fashion & Retail Group
1055 Wilshire Blvd., 11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
800-272-2310 toll-free
213-241-7203
 
 
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