Contact Donor Relations

Mailing Address:
City of Hope
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010-3000

Tax ID #: 95-3435919


For help with donations, fundraising or general questions about supporting City of Hope, please contact us at:

866-683-HOPE (4673)
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For help with or questions about supporting a specific research area, program or department, please contact us at:

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For help with or questions about making a bequest, gift annuity or other planned gift, please contact us at:

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Donor Bill of Rights

The Donor of Bill of Rights is a guiding principle adopted by nonprofit organizations performing at the highest levels in their commitments to transparency and service to donors. City of Hope, through the practices and operations of the Office of Philanthropy, endorses and adopts all tenants of the Donor Bill of Rights in practice and philosophy.

grateful patients philanthropy staff

Elizabeth A. LaBorde, CFRE
Vice President
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Elizabeth joins us as the Vice President, Principal and Major Gifts.  She has more than 25 years of fundraising experience including two national roles as Chief Development Officer.  She has extensive experience with major and principal gifts fundraising through seven campaigns totaling more than one billion dollars. Elizabeth resides in La Crescenta with her husband Michael, three children, two dogs and two bearded dragons.  When she isn’t working she is cooking, entertaining, traveling or hiking.
Steven W. Wallace, MPA
Associate Vice President
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Steven joins us as Associate Vice President, Clinical Major Gifts.  He has over 25 years of experience in fundraising, management and donor relations for both heathcare and higher education institutions. Steven resides in Mt. Washington and enjoys traveling, film/theatre and time with his husband and their two Hungarian Vizslas, Chili and Brick.

Philanthropy Service Line:  Hematology 
Louise Skosey
Senior Executive Director
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Louise joined the Office of Philanthropy at City of Hope in January 2018 as a Senior Executive Director of Development in Clinical Major Gifts. She will oversee Women’s Cancers and the Lung program. Before coming to City of Hope, Louise spent 6 years at the Providence Saint Joseph Foundation and prior to that she was at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Louise feels truly privileged to be working for an organization that is at the forefront of research, technology and therapies and she is honored to be serving the clinician community at City of Hope. A native Swede, Louise has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stockholm University. She moved to the United States about 12 years ago and lives with her husband in Silverlake.

Philanthropy Service Lines:  Circle 1500, International Medicine, Lung & Women’s Cancers
Amy Cook, Ph.D.
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After her brother was diagnosed with childhood cancer, Amy found her passion at a young age; advancing research and treatment of cancer.  She received her Ph.D. from City of Hope in hematology and hopes that her unique perspective on scientific research will help others understand how our cutting-edge research accelerates City of Hope’s mission.

Philanthropy Service Line:  Hematology and Grad School/Education
Brittany De La Torre
Senior Director
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Brittany is honored to help raise funds for the Women’s Cancers Program at City of Hope. She has proudly served in the Office of Philanthropy since 2012, and brings a passion for advancing cancer and diabetes research to improve the lives of patients everywhere battling life-threatening diseases. After losing her father to cancer in 2013, Brittany is motivated and whole heartedly dedicated to the mission of City of Hope and those we serve.
Philanthropy Service Lines:  Cancer & Aging, Circle 1500 & Women’s Cancers

Amanda Keady
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Amanda shares the team’s dedication to transform the future of healthcare through the power of philanthropy. She is motivated and inspired by not only her family members and friends who have had to battle cancer, but anyone who has had to endure this journey.
Philanthropy Service Lines:  Neuro-oncology, Head and Neck Cancers, Orthopedic Oncology, Dermatology/Skin Cancer, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, and the Department of Supportive Care Medicine
Rosalie A. Licht, CFRE
Senior Director
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Rosalie joined City of Hope to be part of an exceptional team committed to transforming the future of health and bringing more cures to more people faster than ever. Raised by a family of medical practitioners she grew up knowing that nothing was more important than one’s health and is grateful to play a small role in City of Hope’s efforts to create medical miracles in the fight against cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Rosalie meets with patients and families who are interested in investing in City of Hope and serves as a philanthropic advisor for questions related to opportunities to both give back, and move forward with the clinicians and caregivers at City of Hope.

Philanthropy Service Lines:  Hematology and Pediatrics
Minhaal M. Nathani
Senior Director
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After spending three years working as a fundraising consultant for higher education institutions, Minhaal Nathani chose to join City of Hope to be on the frontline engaging with patients, increasing awareness, and raising critical support for innovative research to fight cancer and improve quality of life.

Philanthropy Service Line:  Urology 
Kimberly Wah
Senior Director
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For Kimberly, watching her grandmother battle cancer drove home how much more can be done to help older adults who face the disease. Kimberly always wanted to work in the health field and found raising funds for cancer research as her way to contribute.

Philanthropy Service Lines:  Gastroenterology and International Medicine
Clare Williams
Senior Director, Patient Liaison Special Services
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Clare’s mission is personal. Since losing her father to lymphoma in 2010, she has been able to see how far treatment and research has come, and how much further we still need to go. As chief liaison for patient special services, she is available to patients and families who come to City of Hope, helping them make seamless transitions through the journey of their own treatment.
Jennifer Bishop
Patient Liaison Special Services 
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Growing up as a local in the community, Jennifer knew of City of Hope’s reputation for innovative and cutting edge cancer treatment. When searching for a nursing career, City of Hope was her number one choice. In her new role as a Patient Navigator, Jennifer helps facilitate a patient’s journey by creating a seamless experience collaboratively, while maintaining both communication and coordination of care with clinical partners.
Jennifer Franco
Executive Assistant
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Many members in Jennifer’s immediate family have been impacted by cancer with her mom being the most recently diagnosed in 2017. This was one of the many reasons Jennifer chose to be a part of City of Hope. A place where “hope is turned into reality.” Jennifer is very family oriented and always puts the needs of others before her own. Being of service to others not only within her family but also the community is the most rewarding act of service. Jennifer is passionate about always doing something for nothing.
Primary Administrative Support for:  Elizabeth LaBorde


Jackie Ferron
Senior Coordinator
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About 20 years ago, Jackie Ferron lost a close family member to cancer and it changed her life. That tragedy motivates her to help make happier endings for other families through her work at City of Hope.
Primary Administrative Support for:  Steven Wallace, Amy Cook, Rosalie Licht and Minhaal Nathani


Cheryl Sannes
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Just a few short years ago, Cheryl lost a close family member here at City of Hope, preceded by another loved ones passing a few years before then.  City of Hope has held a special place in her heart since seeing first-hand the wonderful care given to her family members here. Her losses drove her to seek work in Philanthropy so in some small way she can contribute to the mission of City of Hope.
Primary Administrative Support for:  Louise Skosey, Brittany De La Torre, Amanda Keady and Kimberly Wah