In 2016, a potential donor approached our team at City of Hope with the intent of making an impact specific to the illness that took her husband’s life. She MADE IT PERSONAL when she became a volunteer at City of Hope to aid those facing the same challenges she and her children faced. And she decided it was the time to MAKE IT PERSONAL once more by implementing a matching gift challenge, wherein she would match $1 for $1 raised by the NIIC membership, up to $500,000.
Those who attended the end of year Spirit of Life® Gala were able to celebrate the $1 million achievement with donor Lori McGee, City of Hope President and CEO Robert W. Stone and the 2016 Spirit of Life honoree Christopher Swift, current CEO of The Hartford.
You also heard firsthand from Behnam Badie, M.D., who shared his personal story about how brain cancer came into his life in his losing his father to the disease, and how he MADE IT PERSONAL with his mission to find a cure for those affected by brain cancer. Since then, our team has been contacted by a number of industry members inquiring about how to make a personal gift to the institution.
We are happy to announce an exclusive partnership for our industry members, with Major Gift Officer Robyn Hima, to aid those of you looking to MAKE IT PERSONAL. This is the opportunity to share your unique vision of impact, and the best resource to navigating the process and bringing that vision to life.
By Robyn Hima, Sr. Director of National Philanthropy
I am excited to partner with the NIIC to be of service to those in the industry who would like to go beyond your generous corporate contributions to MAKE IT PERSONAL.
In my role, I serve as a knowledgeable advocate for the research and treatment programs taking place at City of Hope. I am part of a team whose job is to create extraordinary donor experiences. What this means, and truly the highlight of my job, is that I get the opportunity to meet with individuals, and for those who are interested, collaborate on ways a personal gift will be both meaningful for the donor and have the greatest impact on advancing research and treatment programs at City of Hope.
For information related to making a personal gift to impact the speed and outcome of future scientific advancements worldwide, contact me directly at [email protected]