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Spirit of Life® Award Gala

City of Hope's Fashion & Retail Group presents 2013 Spirit of Life Award Dinner - Black & Blues Ball
Honoring Kevin Sullivan, Wells Fargo & Frank Kaufman, Moss Adams
 
Friday, November 8, 2013 at 7 p.m.
The Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS                              
The Fashion & Retail Group raised $625,000 at the 2013 Spirit of Life Award dinner. More than 400 apparel and fashion industry executives attended the dinner on November 8, 2013, to honor Frank Kaufman of Moss Adams and Kevin Sullivan of Wells Fargo for their efforts on behalf of the nationally recognized research and treatment institution.
 
Held at The Grove of Anaheim, the Black & Blues Ball themed event gave guests the opportunity to get into the spirit of the event by purchasing a Hudson Jeans bow tie.  The silent auction – featuring items such as a Flow snowboard, dinner with LA Kings legend Luc Robitaille, and a guitar autographed by Tom Petty – raised over $30,000 on event night alone.  Live musical entertainment included blues musician Brother Yusef and five-time Grammy Award winner Robert Cray and The Robert Cray Band.
 
To view the Digital Journal click here.
To view the the event photos, click here.
 
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS
Thank you to the numerous companies that donated including Moss Adams, Topson Downs, Wells Fargo, Dutch, LLC., RVCA, Innovative Systems, All Access Apparel, KWDZ Manufacturing, A4, Bibby Financial, Buchalter Nemer, J Brand, L*Space, Swat Fame and many more.
 
100 X 100 CHALLENGE
Join us in our 100 x 100 Challenge for City of Hope! Our goal is to get 100 industry executives to donate $100 to celebrate the 100 years that the Fashion & Retail Group industry has been supporting City of Hope. Be a part of the legacy! Click the “Donate Now” button on the right side of this page.
 
This year marks the centennial anniversary of City of Hope, launched by a small group of merchants from the L.A. garment district who led a fund-raising drive to purchase a 10-acre plot in Duarte, Calif.  There, they erected a pair of canvas tents to treat people in need of treatment for tuberculosis, then one of the nation’s deadliest diseases.  Today, thanks to those founders and the continued support of volunteers like the Fashion & Retail Group, City of Hope is a world-renowned biomedical research, treatment and education center.
 
 

Our Honorees
 
Kevin Sullivan is an Executive Vice President at Wells Fargo Capital Finance and manages the western region for the Trade Capital division out of the company’s Los Angeles office.  Read More >>
 
Frank Kaufman is a Partner at Moss Adams, the 11th largest public accounting firm in the United States.  Read More >>
 

Thank You to Our Sponsors:
 

Spirit of Life® Award Gala Honorees

 
Our Honorees
 
Kevin Sullivan is an Executive Vice President at Wells Fargo Capital Finance and manages the western region for the Trade Capital division out of the company’s Los Angeles office. Wells Fargo Trade Capital is one of the largest bank-affiliated factoring companies in the U.S. and provides senior secured financing solutions for domestic and international manufacturers, wholesalers and importers through trade finance and factoring.
 
Before joining Wells Fargo in 2000, Kevin worked for Nationsbanc Commercial Corp. (which became Bank of America Commercial Corp.) as Senior Vice President and Western Region Business Development Manager from 1986 through 2000.  He is a graduate of the University of Redlands.
 
Currently, Kevin is a member of the Board of Directors for the California Fashion Association and is a past President of the Apparel Industries Group for the City of Hope.
 
 
Frank Kaufman has been directly involved in the retail industry since starting with Moss Adams in 1983. He is well-versed in multiple industry sectors, such as apparel and consumer goods, as well as in various distribution models, including traditional bricks and mortar, pure ecommerce, direct to consumer, and cross-channel combinations. With a focus on helping clients to grow and achieve their goals, Frank identifies impactful industry trends, develops relevant strategic plans, and assists in plan implementation. He spends a significant portion of his time with clients during liquidity events, where preparation and negotiation are integral for success.
 
Frank presents at industry events such as MAGIC’s Retail Forum and is regularly quoted in the Orange County Business Journal, Apparel News, TransWorld Business, Shop-Eat-Surf, and other industry publications. He has co-authored the Moss Adams Annual Retail Update since its inception. Frank earned his bachelor’s degree in public accounting from Cal State University Long Beach and has twice been named the school’s most distinguished alumni.

Spirit of Life® Award Gala Sponsor & Journal Opportunities

We are looking for generous sponsors to partner with us on the event.
 
SPONSOR OPPORTUNTITIES
All Access Black & Blues: $50,000 (Limited availability)
o Luxury Lounges for thirty (30) reserved seats
o Thirty (30) tickets to the VIP Party w/ special guests
o Company branded banner on entrance of venue for day of event
o Special recognition on stage during evening program
o Ad in All Access Section of the Tribute Journal
o Logo on invitation, campaign electronic communications, and event web site
o Logo inclusion on Sponsor Presentation loop at event
 
Delta Blues: $25,000
o Luxury Lounge 20 guests
o Admittance for 20 to VIP Party w/special guests
o Ad in Delta Blues Section of the Tribute Journal
o Logo on campaign electronic communications and event web site
o Logo inclusion on Sponsor Presentation loop at event
 
Chicago Blues: $15,000
o Luxury Lounge with twelve (12) reserved seats
o Twelve (12) tickets to the VIP Party w/ special guests
o Ad in the Chicago Blues Section of the Tribute Journal
o Company logo on presentation loop at event
 
Memphis Blues: $10,000
o 10 tickets to the event with unassigned seating
o Ad in Memphis Blues Section of the Tribute Journal
 
Bourbon Street Blues: $7,500
o 6 tickets to the event with unassigned seating
o Ad in Bourbon Street Section of the Tribute Journal
 
Beale Street Blues: $5,000
o 4 tickets to the event with unassigned seating
o Ad in Beale Street Blues Section of the Tribute Journal
 
Basin Street Blues: $2,500
o 2 tickets to the event with unassigned seating
o ½ Page Ad in Basin Street Section of the Tribute Journal
 
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS at $750 each. All individual tickets are unassigned seating.
 
 
 
 
Or download a PDF form here .
 
For more information please contact Kathleen P. Talbot at (800) 272-2310 or kptalbot@coh.org.
 
The amount of your contribution, which is deductible for income tax purposes, is limited to the excess of your contribution over the value of any goods received. The value of the event, entertainment and food received, which is nondeductible, is $140 per person.
 

Spirit of Life® Award Gala Volunteer Leadership

The Fashion & Retail Industry Group Council Leadership:
President: Jeremy Weitz
Vice-President: Michael Earnhart
 
Jasmine Benkhaled
Oren Bitan
Sydnee Breuer
Maria Contino
Marty  Eckstein
Christian Emerson
Eric  Fisch
Steve Fisk
Lenny Gordon
Rob  Handler
Nick  Hart
Martin  Hughes
Ruth  Inouye
Michelle Jackson
Jeffrey  Kapor
Erica  Klein
Charles Kluh
Tricia  Landry
Bob  Lewin
Vince  Lionetti
Gina Lopez
Marshall Mahl
Robert  Mahl
Jay   Mangel
David Mark
Darren Menaker
Dave Reza
Maier  Rosenberg
Benjamin  Seigel
Debbie  Steinberg
Kevin  Sullivan
Marco  Valverde
Paul  Zaffaroni
Crystal  Zarpas
 
Past SPIRIT OF LIFE® Honorees have included:
 
 
 
Kevin Sullivan, Wells Fargo
Frank Kaufman, Moss Adams
Ben Malka, Halston
Gerard Guez, Sunrise Brands
Jeff Rudes, Jbrand
Joe Simsolo, Simso Tex
Mark Werts, American Rag Cie
Michael Ball, Rock & Republic Enterprises, Inc
Richard Clareman, All Access Apparel
Sunnie Kim, Hana Financial
Peter Schwab, Wells Fargo Foothill
Bill Davis, Wells Fargo Foothill
Jeff Kapor, Buchalter Nemer
Mitch Cohen, The CIT Group
 

Photos from our 2013 Spirit of Life Award Gala

Thank you to all who came!

Fashion and Retail Group Spirit of Life® Award Gala

Spirit of Life® Award Gala

City of Hope's Fashion & Retail Group presents 2013 Spirit of Life Award Dinner - Black & Blues Ball
Honoring Kevin Sullivan, Wells Fargo & Frank Kaufman, Moss Adams
 
Friday, November 8, 2013 at 7 p.m.
The Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS                              
The Fashion & Retail Group raised $625,000 at the 2013 Spirit of Life Award dinner. More than 400 apparel and fashion industry executives attended the dinner on November 8, 2013, to honor Frank Kaufman of Moss Adams and Kevin Sullivan of Wells Fargo for their efforts on behalf of the nationally recognized research and treatment institution.
 
Held at The Grove of Anaheim, the Black & Blues Ball themed event gave guests the opportunity to get into the spirit of the event by purchasing a Hudson Jeans bow tie.  The silent auction – featuring items such as a Flow snowboard, dinner with LA Kings legend Luc Robitaille, and a guitar autographed by Tom Petty – raised over $30,000 on event night alone.  Live musical entertainment included blues musician Brother Yusef and five-time Grammy Award winner Robert Cray and The Robert Cray Band.
 
To view the Digital Journal click here.
To view the the event photos, click here.
 
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS
Thank you to the numerous companies that donated including Moss Adams, Topson Downs, Wells Fargo, Dutch, LLC., RVCA, Innovative Systems, All Access Apparel, KWDZ Manufacturing, A4, Bibby Financial, Buchalter Nemer, J Brand, L*Space, Swat Fame and many more.
 
100 X 100 CHALLENGE
Join us in our 100 x 100 Challenge for City of Hope! Our goal is to get 100 industry executives to donate $100 to celebrate the 100 years that the Fashion & Retail Group industry has been supporting City of Hope. Be a part of the legacy! Click the “Donate Now” button on the right side of this page.
 
This year marks the centennial anniversary of City of Hope, launched by a small group of merchants from the L.A. garment district who led a fund-raising drive to purchase a 10-acre plot in Duarte, Calif.  There, they erected a pair of canvas tents to treat people in need of treatment for tuberculosis, then one of the nation’s deadliest diseases.  Today, thanks to those founders and the continued support of volunteers like the Fashion & Retail Group, City of Hope is a world-renowned biomedical research, treatment and education center.
 
 

Our Honorees
 
Kevin Sullivan is an Executive Vice President at Wells Fargo Capital Finance and manages the western region for the Trade Capital division out of the company’s Los Angeles office.  Read More >>
 
Frank Kaufman is a Partner at Moss Adams, the 11th largest public accounting firm in the United States.  Read More >>
 

Thank You to Our Sponsors:
 

Honorees

Spirit of Life® Award Gala Honorees

 
Our Honorees
 
Kevin Sullivan is an Executive Vice President at Wells Fargo Capital Finance and manages the western region for the Trade Capital division out of the company’s Los Angeles office. Wells Fargo Trade Capital is one of the largest bank-affiliated factoring companies in the U.S. and provides senior secured financing solutions for domestic and international manufacturers, wholesalers and importers through trade finance and factoring.
 
Before joining Wells Fargo in 2000, Kevin worked for Nationsbanc Commercial Corp. (which became Bank of America Commercial Corp.) as Senior Vice President and Western Region Business Development Manager from 1986 through 2000.  He is a graduate of the University of Redlands.
 
Currently, Kevin is a member of the Board of Directors for the California Fashion Association and is a past President of the Apparel Industries Group for the City of Hope.
 
 
Frank Kaufman has been directly involved in the retail industry since starting with Moss Adams in 1983. He is well-versed in multiple industry sectors, such as apparel and consumer goods, as well as in various distribution models, including traditional bricks and mortar, pure ecommerce, direct to consumer, and cross-channel combinations. With a focus on helping clients to grow and achieve their goals, Frank identifies impactful industry trends, develops relevant strategic plans, and assists in plan implementation. He spends a significant portion of his time with clients during liquidity events, where preparation and negotiation are integral for success.
 
Frank presents at industry events such as MAGIC’s Retail Forum and is regularly quoted in the Orange County Business Journal, Apparel News, TransWorld Business, Shop-Eat-Surf, and other industry publications. He has co-authored the Moss Adams Annual Retail Update since its inception. Frank earned his bachelor’s degree in public accounting from Cal State University Long Beach and has twice been named the school’s most distinguished alumni.

Sponsor & Journal Opportunities

Spirit of Life® Award Gala Sponsor & Journal Opportunities

We are looking for generous sponsors to partner with us on the event.
 
SPONSOR OPPORTUNTITIES
All Access Black & Blues: $50,000 (Limited availability)
o Luxury Lounges for thirty (30) reserved seats
o Thirty (30) tickets to the VIP Party w/ special guests
o Company branded banner on entrance of venue for day of event
o Special recognition on stage during evening program
o Ad in All Access Section of the Tribute Journal
o Logo on invitation, campaign electronic communications, and event web site
o Logo inclusion on Sponsor Presentation loop at event
 
Delta Blues: $25,000
o Luxury Lounge 20 guests
o Admittance for 20 to VIP Party w/special guests
o Ad in Delta Blues Section of the Tribute Journal
o Logo on campaign electronic communications and event web site
o Logo inclusion on Sponsor Presentation loop at event
 
Chicago Blues: $15,000
o Luxury Lounge with twelve (12) reserved seats
o Twelve (12) tickets to the VIP Party w/ special guests
o Ad in the Chicago Blues Section of the Tribute Journal
o Company logo on presentation loop at event
 
Memphis Blues: $10,000
o 10 tickets to the event with unassigned seating
o Ad in Memphis Blues Section of the Tribute Journal
 
Bourbon Street Blues: $7,500
o 6 tickets to the event with unassigned seating
o Ad in Bourbon Street Section of the Tribute Journal
 
Beale Street Blues: $5,000
o 4 tickets to the event with unassigned seating
o Ad in Beale Street Blues Section of the Tribute Journal
 
Basin Street Blues: $2,500
o 2 tickets to the event with unassigned seating
o ½ Page Ad in Basin Street Section of the Tribute Journal
 
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS at $750 each. All individual tickets are unassigned seating.
 
 
 
 
Or download a PDF form here .
 
For more information please contact Kathleen P. Talbot at (800) 272-2310 or kptalbot@coh.org.
 
The amount of your contribution, which is deductible for income tax purposes, is limited to the excess of your contribution over the value of any goods received. The value of the event, entertainment and food received, which is nondeductible, is $140 per person.
 

Volunteer Leadership

Spirit of Life® Award Gala Volunteer Leadership

The Fashion & Retail Industry Group Council Leadership:
President: Jeremy Weitz
Vice-President: Michael Earnhart
 
Jasmine Benkhaled
Oren Bitan
Sydnee Breuer
Maria Contino
Marty  Eckstein
Christian Emerson
Eric  Fisch
Steve Fisk
Lenny Gordon
Rob  Handler
Nick  Hart
Martin  Hughes
Ruth  Inouye
Michelle Jackson
Jeffrey  Kapor
Erica  Klein
Charles Kluh
Tricia  Landry
Bob  Lewin
Vince  Lionetti
Gina Lopez
Marshall Mahl
Robert  Mahl
Jay   Mangel
David Mark
Darren Menaker
Dave Reza
Maier  Rosenberg
Benjamin  Seigel
Debbie  Steinberg
Kevin  Sullivan
Marco  Valverde
Paul  Zaffaroni
Crystal  Zarpas
 
Past SPIRIT OF LIFE® Honorees have included:
 
 
 
Kevin Sullivan, Wells Fargo
Frank Kaufman, Moss Adams
Ben Malka, Halston
Gerard Guez, Sunrise Brands
Jeff Rudes, Jbrand
Joe Simsolo, Simso Tex
Mark Werts, American Rag Cie
Michael Ball, Rock & Republic Enterprises, Inc
Richard Clareman, All Access Apparel
Sunnie Kim, Hana Financial
Peter Schwab, Wells Fargo Foothill
Bill Davis, Wells Fargo Foothill
Jeff Kapor, Buchalter Nemer
Mitch Cohen, The CIT Group
 

Photos

Photos from our 2013 Spirit of Life Award Gala

Digital Journal

Thank you to all who came!

Event Details
Friday, November 8, 2013
7PM
Honoring
Kevin Sullivan, Wells Fargo &
Frank Kaufman, Moss Adams

The Grove of Anaheim
2200 East Katella Avenue (map)
Anaheim, CA 92806
 
Featuring live musical entertainment by The Robert Cray Band
 
 
 
 
 
More information:
 
Kathleen P. Talbot
Director of Development
kptalbot@coh.org
 
Gabriela Giannelli
Coordinator
ggiannelli@coh.org