Advancing Cures through CITI
The partnership of philanthropic investors is essential to realizing the profound promise of the Department of Cancer Immunotherapeutics & Tumor Immunology (CITI). Capital costs of the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center for Cancer Immunotherapeutics & Tumor Immunology exceed $60 million, and program and technology needs require an additional $40 million investment.
The CITI Department's innovative scientists and renowned clinical researchers are devoted to someday offering people a future free of cancer and the side effects of its treatments. With your partnership you can help us work to realize that future.
Endowed Faculty Positions
One of the most enduring ways to advance research, an endowment is an invested fund with the earnings used to support CITI’s mission. Because the principal is not spent, the endowment lasts forever — associating you with City of Hope in perpetuity. In recognition of your generosity, your name will be associated with the endowed chair holder and all future discoveries that arise from the research you help make possible.
By establishing an endowed chair, you become a partner in advancing care and cures for cancer. Your endowed chair brings honor to the institution and to the person or persons for whom it is named, creates a prestigious and enduring position at City of Hope, and provides essential resources now and into the future.
An endowed professorship is established to honor an outstanding current faculty member or to attract a new scholar of distinction by offering prestige as well as additional funding for research. These supplemental funds are most frequently used to enhance a professor’s particular area of research in ways that would not otherwise be possible.
A postdoctoral fellow is a promising young researcher who has received his/her Ph.D. and is pursuing specialized studies in preparation for an independent career. Donors who support these critical positions are reflecting City of Hope’s commitment to cultivating today’s scientists so they can develop the cures of tomorrow.
With donor support, City of Hope is able to pursue emerging opportunities, perform groundbreaking research and develop lifesaving treatments. Program funds are directed immediately to the area specified by the donor, providing instant advancement and support for bold new research. Your philanthropic investment in research makes you a partner in developing improved treatments—and cures—for people everywhere.
Designated Research Fund — Minimum $100,000
You can establish a designated fund that will go to work immediately to support vital research in one of the main CITI initiatives. You can choose to support a specific initiative or researcher.
Technology Fund — Minimum $100,000
Your fund will be used to acquire technology that enables researchers to continue accelerating advancement at the leading edge of science.
A wide range of significant and prominent recognition opportunities are available in the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center. The following is a sample of opportunities:
Various key scientific and laboratory areas will be available for donor sponsorship, ranging from tissue culture facilities to analysis laboratories to major “discovery” labs.
This facility will house state-of-the-art science and sophisticated quality control equipment to manufacture clinical-grade cellular therapies for patient trials.
This facility will produce tailored radiolabeled antibodies for patient trials. These antibodies will allow researchers to more precisely identify the location of tumors and deliver therapeutic agents directly to cancerous cells, allowing for more effective treatment with fewer side effects.
The Academic Center on the first floor features highly prominent and meaningful sponsorship opportunities, including the offices of the dean, classrooms, library and student lounge.
With spectacular views of the San Gabriel Mountains and the entire City of Hope campus, terraces on the third, fourth and fifth floors will be prominent and often used areas.
The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center will feature a variety of collaborative spaces designed to enhance the frequent and open communication between peers vital to scientific inquiry.
Offices will be available throughout the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center, providing convenient and efficient work areas in central locations.
Please contact Richard Leonard at 213-241-7218 for more information about partnering with City of Hope in this exciting endeavor.