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National Professional Salon Industry

About NPSI
For over 30 years, the National Professional Salon Industry (NPSI) has been committed to supporting the critical and life-saving work of the doctors and researchers of City of Hope. Founded in 1981 by Jack Stork of Chicagoland Hairdressers Magazine and Sandra Garfield of h•a•i•r international, it’s a tradition of caring that unites executives, professionals and colleagues from all over the country and every segment of the salon industry.

The Spirit of Life® Award gala holds a tradition of recognizing and honoring an outstanding leader for his or her contribution to business and community, recognizing an individual for their worthy efforts but also provides an opportunity for the industry as a whole to unite in a common effort for City of Hope.

This year's Spirit of Life Honoree, Harlan Kischner, CEO of The Kirschner Group has chosen to direct funds raised during his campaign Celebrating Cures toward City of Hope’s cutting-edge research.
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.


Saturday, July 12, 2014
Harlan Kirschner, The Kirschner Group
Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV
Recent Events
January 24, 2014
City of Hope Campus Tour with Harlan Kirschner
Saturday July 13, 2013
Spirit of Life Gala honoring Reuben Carranza, Chief Executive Officer
Wella, the Salon Professional Division of P&G, North America
Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV
Monday, October 21, 2013
José Eber Patient Hair Pampering Day
City of Hope Campus
Duarte, CA

Volunteer Leadership

Harlan Kirschner President, The Kirschner Group
Reuben Carranza President R+Co, Luxury Brand Partners
Deborah Carver President & CEO, Creative Age Publications
John Heffner CEO, Drybar
Eric Z Horn Director, Business Development Professional Beauty Association
Eddie Jhin COO, Jinny Beauty
Sara Jones General Manager, Joico
Paula Malloy  
Jim and Cheryl Markham Owners, Colorproof Evolved Color Care
Ann Mincey Jetton Retired, Redken
Sandy Ovington Divisional Merchandise Manager, Ulta
Pat Parenty President, L’Oreal USA Professional Products Division & SalonCentric
George Schaeffer Founder, OPI Inc.
Paul  Schiraldi General Manager, Matrix USA
Past Honorees
The National Professional Salon Industry Council is comprised of executives who help raise funds for City of Hope through a number of events. Past Spirit of Life Award honorees have included:

Reuben Carranza
Luxury Brand Partners
James Emiliani
Emilini Enterprises
George Schaeffer
OPI Inc.
Emmett and Beth Hickey
Spa Specialists Representatives
Sara Jones
Ann Mincey
Eva Graham
NIOXIN Research Laboratories Inc.
Jan Arnold
Jim and Cheryl Markham
Ray Mager
John Heffner
Carmen DePasquale
DePasquale Companies
Bob Peel Sr.
Peel's Salon Services
Leo Passage
Bob Peel Jr.
Peel's Salon Services

Campus Tour Photos

In January 2014 50 beauty professionals joined Harlan Kirschner for a tour of the City of Hope campus.  Highlights throughout the day included seeing the Positive Image Center where patients of all ages learn to minimize the cosmetic side effects of illness or medical treatment with cost-free services and programs tailored to meet their needs.  Robert Stone, President & CEO of City of Hope, spoke to the group at lunch along with City of Hope patient special Hannah Komai, who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a cancer of the bone, three years ago.  Now 23 and in remission, she is studying to be a pediatric oncology nurse.

Get Involved

Everyone can help raise funds for City of Hope and be a part of the fight against cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS. Join other beauty professionals across the country by setting up your own personalized fundraising page.

Running a marathon or 10K? Want to dedicate your birthday to finding a cure for cancer? Want to create a fundraising page in memory of a loved one? Or host a fundraiser at your salon? Set up your page today!
Create an Online Fundraiser
Create your own Online Fundraising Campaign and support the NPSI Annual Fundraising Efforts.
Visit www.crowdrise.com/cityofhopesalon and select “SET UP your fundraiser”
Host a Fundraiser at Your Salon - Submit a Pledge Form
If you are hosting a fundraiser in your community please fill out the Pledge Form and submit to City of Hope. The form needs to be submitted prior to any official fundraising event. Once received, a digital “fundraising toolkit” with template materials to help you get started will be emailed to you.
STEP 2: Create your Online Personal Fundraising Page
Visit  www.crowdrise.com/cityofhopesalon and select “SET UP your fundraiser”. Ask your clients, friends and family to donate online and you can see real-time updates on your fundraising progress.
Tools To Help You Get Started
Contributions May Be Sent To
City of Hope, Attn Salon Industry
1055 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Please do not mail cash. Convert all cash into a money order and/or check made out to City of Hope – Salon Industry.
Share With Us!
We want to hear about your success! Please send us a summary and pictures from your event. We want to share your success story with others across the country. Send all summary’s and pictures to kptalbot@coh.org
We Are Here To Support You! Questions?
Kathleen P. Talbot
Director of Philanthropy - National Professional Salon Industry
(800) 272-2310
Event Details
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Harlan Kirschner, The Kirschner Group
Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Live Entertainment by Michael Bolton
Win a 2014 Mini Couper Coupe!
Contact Us
Kathleen P. Talbot
Andrea Courtney
Income Tax Deduction Rules
Event Tickets: The amount of your contribution, which is deductible for income tax purposes, is limited to the excess of your contribution over the value of goods received. The value, which is nondeductible, is a per person rate - check event information for amount. Tribute journal contributions and donations are 100% donation to City of Hope.
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Mission Statement
City of Hope is transforming the future of health. Every day we turn science into practical benefit. We turn hope into reality. We accomplish this through exquisite care, innovative research and vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes.