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National Home Furnishings Industry

 
 
About NHFI
 In 1965, a small group of industry volunteers came together to form the National Home Furnishings Industry chapter, City of Hope’s first industry-based chapter. Its members were motivated by their commitment to innovative medical research and quality patient care, and most of all by their desire to change the future faced by those stricken with cancer. In 1965, a diagnosis of cancer was almost always a death sentence.
 
Almost 50 years and nearly $50 million later, the National Home Furnishings Industry has become one of City of Hope’s premier fundraising organizations. Conducting events in cities across the country, the chapter has grown to encompass every related industry segment: retailers, manufacturers, sales representatives, suppliers and associated service providers.
 
With the generous and dedicated support of this, one of the America’s oldest industries, City of Hope has made great progress in its search for leading-edge detection, treatment, and cure of life-threatening diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS. While adhering to their founding belief that medical treatment must combine leading-edge therapies with compassionate patient care, City of Hope doctors and scientists have combined their talents to become one of the premier translational medicine facilities in the country. By focusing research efforts and more quickly delivering results to the bedside, City of Hope has saved tens of thousands of lives. Designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, City of Hope works with physicians around the world to ensure that innovative treatments are available to those who need them everywhere.
 
City of Hope salutes the National Home Furnishings Industry, and all its members, for its half-century of support. Congratulations for helping us to save countless lives and restore hopeful dreams.
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pictured above: City of Hope National Home Furnishings Industry Committee Members
 
 
 
 
 

Events

Upcoming Events
Monday, October 27, 2014
Gale’s Night 4 Hope >>
Hosted by Brighton
Benefiting Breast Cancer Research
Gale’s Restaurant
Pasadena, CA
 
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Spirit of Life Award Dinner >>
honoring
Kurt Darrow, La-Z-Boy and
Clarence Smith, Havertys
Grandover Resort
Greensboro, NC
 
Monday, June 8, 2015
West Coast Golf and Tennis Tournament >>
honoring
Grover Geiselman, Living Spaces and
Jim McIngvale, Gallery Furniture
Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club
Coto de Caza, CA
 
 
Recent Events
Monday, June 9, 2014
West Coast Golf and Tennis Tournament
honoring
George Tsai, Chairman and Jason Liu, CEO
Fairmont Designs
Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club
Coto de Caza, CA
 
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Spirit of Life Award Dinner
honoring
The Baer Family, Baer’s Furniture and
Alan Cole, Hooker Furniture
Grandover Resort
Greensboro, NC

Leadership

National Executive Board President
 
Chuck Reilly       AICO
 
Executive Committee
 
Patrick Cory Cory’s 1st Choice
Marty Darvin Darvin Furniture
Roger Friesen Casana Furniture Company Ltd
Ellen Gefen Gefen Productions
Jena Hall Jena Hall Design
Edward Massood Thomasville Home Furnishings of NJ
Kevin O’Connor Samson Marketing
Rick Powell Ashjer LLC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spirit of Life
 
Chair
 
Kevin O’Connor     Samson Marketing
 
Committee
 
Matt Anderson Simmons
Irv Blumkin Nebraska Furniture Mart
George Cartledge, III Furniture Hall of Fame
Taylor Condra Cresent Furniture
Joe Cory Sr. Cory Companies
Kevin Doran R&A Marketing
Roger Friesen Casana FurnitureCompany Ltd.
Larry Furiani Coaster
Ellen Gefen Gefen Productions
Jena Hall Jena Hall Designs
Bill Hartman Furniture First
Matt Huber Belfort Furniture
Bill Kimbrell Star Furniture
Carey Laufer Team Florida
Edward Massood Thomasville HomeFurnishings NJ
Christopher Pelcher Levin Furniture
Chuck Reilly AICO
Derek Ritzel Sealy
Norman Waxman Norman Waxman LLC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

West Coast Golf & Tennis Tournament
 
Co-Chairs
 
Neil Friedman Primo International
Larry Furiani Coaster Company of America
Michael Gennet Gennet Consulting Group
Rick Powell Ashjer, LLC
Chuck Reilly AICO
Debra Tous  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Committee
 
Julie Campbell  
Rod Caufield R & R Sales
Mike Cohen Coaster Company of America
Peter Cousins Cousins and Associates
Mike Cox Brandsource
Irene Crowell Ashley Furniture
Peggy Evans  
Robert Feldman R & R Sales
Ken Goldman  
Jeannie Gunn  
Stan Haptor S & R Distributors
Courtney Harrow Hollywood Bed Frame Co.
Jason Harrow Hollywood Bed Frame Co.
Kimberly LeaVesseur Ross Ashjer, LLC
Sandy Leibold American West
Angel Lopez  
Donna Meier  
Fred Nader Naders LaPopular
Martin Ploy AICO
Mark Ramirez FTW Inc.
Ted Rosenberg Daniel's Home Center
Jonathan Schulman AICO
Edward Simpson  
Craig Staack International Market Centers
Margarita Vasquez AICO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Central Region
Co-Chairs
 
Marty Darvin
Darvin Furniture
 
Paulette Rippley
Ashley Furniture
 
 
Committee
Donna Amatulli Favia
Marshfield Furniture Company
Roger Friesen
Casana Furniture Company Ltd
 
David Bergman
 
Michael More
 
Michael W. Connor
Western International
 
Kristin Morris
Serta
Dennis Demaio
Serta
Sonny Zymali
Simmons
 
 

Eastern Region
 
Chair
Patrick Cory
Cory Companies
 
 
Committee
Robin Baron
Robin Baron Designs
 
Bill Hartman
Furniture First
Russell Bienenstock
Furniture World
 
Tommy Leflein
Lexington Home Brands
 
Paul Ciciarelli
Rowe Furniture/Clayton Marcus
 
Sheila Long O'Mara
Home Furnishings Business
 
Chris DeLisa
 
Edward Massood
Thomasville Home Furnishings of New Jersey
 
Abraham Feinblum
Julius F. Feinblum Real Estate
 
Louis Massood
 
Roger Friesen
Casana Furniture Company Ltd
 
Tiffany Massood Hadzi
University School of Medicine
 
 
Judy George
Judy George International
 
Paula Powell Cubberley
Furniture Transport Group
Jeff Gonzalez
Nourison
 
Brad Pyne
AICO
 
Jena Hall
Jena Hall Design
 
Andrew Silverman
 
 

Digital Tool Box

Generating awareness for City of Hope and its lifesaving mission is critical in our fight against cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Through support of our volunteers, City of Hope has made great strides in our efforts to ultimately find a cure for cancer.

With the Digital Tool Kit, we’ve included vital information on City of Hope you can share with your friends and colleagues. Encourage those individuals to share the information with their network.
 
 
Together, we can help find the cures to cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
 

National Home Furnishings Industry

National Home Furnishings Industry

 
 
About NHFI
 In 1965, a small group of industry volunteers came together to form the National Home Furnishings Industry chapter, City of Hope’s first industry-based chapter. Its members were motivated by their commitment to innovative medical research and quality patient care, and most of all by their desire to change the future faced by those stricken with cancer. In 1965, a diagnosis of cancer was almost always a death sentence.
 
Almost 50 years and nearly $50 million later, the National Home Furnishings Industry has become one of City of Hope’s premier fundraising organizations. Conducting events in cities across the country, the chapter has grown to encompass every related industry segment: retailers, manufacturers, sales representatives, suppliers and associated service providers.
 
With the generous and dedicated support of this, one of the America’s oldest industries, City of Hope has made great progress in its search for leading-edge detection, treatment, and cure of life-threatening diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS. While adhering to their founding belief that medical treatment must combine leading-edge therapies with compassionate patient care, City of Hope doctors and scientists have combined their talents to become one of the premier translational medicine facilities in the country. By focusing research efforts and more quickly delivering results to the bedside, City of Hope has saved tens of thousands of lives. Designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, City of Hope works with physicians around the world to ensure that innovative treatments are available to those who need them everywhere.
 
City of Hope salutes the National Home Furnishings Industry, and all its members, for its half-century of support. Congratulations for helping us to save countless lives and restore hopeful dreams.
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pictured above: City of Hope National Home Furnishings Industry Committee Members
 
 
 
 
 

Events

Events

Upcoming Events
Monday, October 27, 2014
Gale’s Night 4 Hope >>
Hosted by Brighton
Benefiting Breast Cancer Research
Gale’s Restaurant
Pasadena, CA
 
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Spirit of Life Award Dinner >>
honoring
Kurt Darrow, La-Z-Boy and
Clarence Smith, Havertys
Grandover Resort
Greensboro, NC
 
Monday, June 8, 2015
West Coast Golf and Tennis Tournament >>
honoring
Grover Geiselman, Living Spaces and
Jim McIngvale, Gallery Furniture
Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club
Coto de Caza, CA
 
 
Recent Events
Monday, June 9, 2014
West Coast Golf and Tennis Tournament
honoring
George Tsai, Chairman and Jason Liu, CEO
Fairmont Designs
Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club
Coto de Caza, CA
 
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Spirit of Life Award Dinner
honoring
The Baer Family, Baer’s Furniture and
Alan Cole, Hooker Furniture
Grandover Resort
Greensboro, NC

Leadership

Leadership

National Executive Board President
 
Chuck Reilly       AICO
 
Executive Committee
 
Patrick Cory Cory’s 1st Choice
Marty Darvin Darvin Furniture
Roger Friesen Casana Furniture Company Ltd
Ellen Gefen Gefen Productions
Jena Hall Jena Hall Design
Edward Massood Thomasville Home Furnishings of NJ
Kevin O’Connor Samson Marketing
Rick Powell Ashjer LLC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spirit of Life
 
Chair
 
Kevin O’Connor     Samson Marketing
 
Committee
 
Matt Anderson Simmons
Irv Blumkin Nebraska Furniture Mart
George Cartledge, III Furniture Hall of Fame
Taylor Condra Cresent Furniture
Joe Cory Sr. Cory Companies
Kevin Doran R&A Marketing
Roger Friesen Casana FurnitureCompany Ltd.
Larry Furiani Coaster
Ellen Gefen Gefen Productions
Jena Hall Jena Hall Designs
Bill Hartman Furniture First
Matt Huber Belfort Furniture
Bill Kimbrell Star Furniture
Carey Laufer Team Florida
Edward Massood Thomasville HomeFurnishings NJ
Christopher Pelcher Levin Furniture
Chuck Reilly AICO
Derek Ritzel Sealy
Norman Waxman Norman Waxman LLC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

West Coast Golf & Tennis Tournament
 
Co-Chairs
 
Neil Friedman Primo International
Larry Furiani Coaster Company of America
Michael Gennet Gennet Consulting Group
Rick Powell Ashjer, LLC
Chuck Reilly AICO
Debra Tous  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Committee
 
Julie Campbell  
Rod Caufield R & R Sales
Mike Cohen Coaster Company of America
Peter Cousins Cousins and Associates
Mike Cox Brandsource
Irene Crowell Ashley Furniture
Peggy Evans  
Robert Feldman R & R Sales
Ken Goldman  
Jeannie Gunn  
Stan Haptor S & R Distributors
Courtney Harrow Hollywood Bed Frame Co.
Jason Harrow Hollywood Bed Frame Co.
Kimberly LeaVesseur Ross Ashjer, LLC
Sandy Leibold American West
Angel Lopez  
Donna Meier  
Fred Nader Naders LaPopular
Martin Ploy AICO
Mark Ramirez FTW Inc.
Ted Rosenberg Daniel's Home Center
Jonathan Schulman AICO
Edward Simpson  
Craig Staack International Market Centers
Margarita Vasquez AICO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Central Region
Co-Chairs
 
Marty Darvin
Darvin Furniture
 
Paulette Rippley
Ashley Furniture
 
 
Committee
Donna Amatulli Favia
Marshfield Furniture Company
Roger Friesen
Casana Furniture Company Ltd
 
David Bergman
 
Michael More
 
Michael W. Connor
Western International
 
Kristin Morris
Serta
Dennis Demaio
Serta
Sonny Zymali
Simmons
 
 

Eastern Region
 
Chair
Patrick Cory
Cory Companies
 
 
Committee
Robin Baron
Robin Baron Designs
 
Bill Hartman
Furniture First
Russell Bienenstock
Furniture World
 
Tommy Leflein
Lexington Home Brands
 
Paul Ciciarelli
Rowe Furniture/Clayton Marcus
 
Sheila Long O'Mara
Home Furnishings Business
 
Chris DeLisa
 
Edward Massood
Thomasville Home Furnishings of New Jersey
 
Abraham Feinblum
Julius F. Feinblum Real Estate
 
Louis Massood
 
Roger Friesen
Casana Furniture Company Ltd
 
Tiffany Massood Hadzi
University School of Medicine
 
 
Judy George
Judy George International
 
Paula Powell Cubberley
Furniture Transport Group
Jeff Gonzalez
Nourison
 
Brad Pyne
AICO
 
Jena Hall
Jena Hall Design
 
Andrew Silverman
 
 

Digital Tool Box

Digital Tool Box

Generating awareness for City of Hope and its lifesaving mission is critical in our fight against cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Through support of our volunteers, City of Hope has made great strides in our efforts to ultimately find a cure for cancer.

With the Digital Tool Kit, we’ve included vital information on City of Hope you can share with your friends and colleagues. Encourage those individuals to share the information with their network.
 
 
Together, we can help find the cures to cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
 
Contact Us
Brittany De La Torre
Director of Development
bdelatorre@coh.org
 
Yolanda V. Guerrero
Director of Development 
yguerrero@coh.org
 
Christy Wilson
Coordinator
chwilson@coh.org
 
For general inquiries, contact:
 
City of Hope
National Home Furnishings Industry Chapter

1055 Wilshire Blvd., 11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
800-272-2310 toll-free
213-241-7139 fax
 
 
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About City of Hope
Ranked as one of  "America’s Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S.News & World Report, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of hematopoietic cell transplantation and genetics. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest honor bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope's research and treatment protocols advance care throughout the nation.

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