Each year, the Spirit of Life® Award is presented to an individual in each corporate industry who exemplifies the ideals and values that have guided City of Hope for over a century, and whose professional and humanitarian accomplishments are worthy of celebration — leaders in the industry and the community. Recipients of this prestigious award include a broad range of leaders from the world of business, entertainment, science and philanthropy. What connects them is a shared commitment to elevating the human condition and a profound belief in the power of each individual to affect change.

In 2020, the annual NLIC Spirit of Life Gala will be held in Southern California, where we will honor an incredible philanthropist and industry leader, Dawn Trautman of Pacific Life.

 
October 10, 2020 (Pending COVID-19 Guidelines)
Location: TBD
Southern California
 
Hotel Rooms and Special Rates: Please check back soon
 
Evening Agenda
5:00 VIP Reception
5:30 PM General Reception
7:00 PM Dinner and Program
 
Dawn Trautman
Executive Vice President
Pacific Life Insurance Company
 
Ms. Trautman serves as executive vice president of the Life Insurance Division. As the head of the Life Insurance Division, she is responsible for the growth and profitability of the division, as well as the continued expansion efforts in core and new markets. Ms. Trautman is a member of Pacific Life’s Management Committee.
 
Ms. Trautman joined Pacific Life as a program manager in 2001, overseeing the new business improvement program and the merger of the two primary go-to-market distribution channels. In 2003, she was promoted to director and then in 2004, was promoted to assistant vice president, Sales and Marketing Operations. She launched the first field productivity program across 22 regional offices and facilitated efficiency initiatives across the Life Insurance Division’s distribution channels. In October 2006, Ms. Trautman was promoted to vice president and then to senior vice president in April 2010 where she was responsible for the Life Insurance Division’s product, marketing, underwriting, information technology and strategic planning functions. In January 2017, Ms. Trautman was promoted to executive vice president.
 
Ms. Trautman began her career with Prudential Insurance Company in 1987 and held various positions in the IT and marketing research departments. Her responsibilities included managing policy administration, member services, and direct marketing information systems for a large group health insurance account. After nine years, Ms. Trautman assisted with the transition of the group health insurance systems to the Hartford Insurance Group. In 1997, Ms. Trautman joined the consulting firm, Accenture, managing large systems integration and business improvement projects at New York Life and Pacific Life. 
 
For more information or any other inquiries, please contact Babak Kapanpour at [email protected]
 

Sponsorship Packages

HEROES OF HOPE - $50,000
  • Three tables of 10 with choice seating proximate to the Spirit of Life honoree
  • Premier company logo placement throughout evening and VIP Reception
  • Premier company logo placement on step and repeat, with primary size and rotation placement
  • Premier company recognition at the Spirit of Life Dinner
  • Two full-page color ads in commemorative journal
Logo and Journal Ad due by Sept. 10, 2020
 

CHAMPIONS OF HOPE -  $25,000
  • Two tables of 10 with preferred seating closest to the Spirit of Life honoree
  • Priority company logo placement throughout evening and VIP reception
  • Priority company logo placement on step and repeat, with secondary size and rotation placement
  • Priority company recognition at the Spirit of Life dinner
  • Full-page color ad in commemorative journal
Logo and Journal Ad due by Sept. 10, 2020
 

DIAMOND CIRCLE -  $20,000
  • One table of 10 with preferred seating
  • Preferred company logo placement throughout evening
  • Preferred company recognition at the Spirit of Life dinner
  • Full-page color ad in commemorative journal
Logo and Journal Ad due by Sept. 10, 2020
 

HONOREE’S CIRCLE - $15,000
  • One table of 10 with preferred seating
  • Selective company logo placement during evening
  • Selective company recognition at the Spirit of Life dinner
  • Full-page color ad in commemorative journal
Logo and Journal Ad due by Sept. 10, 2020
 

CIRCLE OF HOPE - $12,500
  • One table of 10 with preferred seating
  • Company logo placement during evening
  • Company recognition at the Spirit of Life dinner
  • Full-page color ad in commemorative journal
Logo and Journal Ad due by Sept. 10, 2020
 

PARTICIPATION
  • Table of 10 - $10,000
  • Individual seats - $1,000/each

TRIBUTE JOURNAL
  • Back Cover (first-come, first-served) - $25,000
  • Gold Tribute Journal Page - $10,000
  • Silver Tribute Journal Page - $5,000
  • Ivory Tribute Journal Page - $2,500

Tribute Journal Advertisement Specifications

MATERIALS DUE: SEPT. 10, 2020

Materials received after the ad deadline cannot be guaranteed for publication. Send artwork via email to [email protected]. Please be sure to clearly identify the company name and contact person/phone number with your artwork.

Files must be built to the exact ad specifications. Acceptable file formats are Press Ready PDFs (preferred), Packaged InDesign files, vector EPS with fonts outlined or high resolution JPGs. We cannot guarantee the print quality of any ad that does not meet these requirements.

Full-page bleed ads
Trim Size: 5” x 7”
Live Area: 4.25” x 6.25”
Bleed Size: 5.25” x 7.25”

The portion of the registration/sponsorship fee which is non tax-deductible is $227/seat and $2,270/table.