The International Home Furnishings Industry (IHFI) chapter was formed in 1965 as one of City of Hope’s first industry-based chapters. Led by dedicated industry and community leaders, this group encompasses every related industry segment: retailers, manufacturers, sales representatives, suppliers and associated service providers.
IHFI is one of City of Hope’s premier fundraising groups, having raised over $54 million to fund innovative medical research and quality patient care at City of Hope.
Each year, IHFI begins a new fundraising campaign led by its two flagship events, The Spirit of Life® Award Dinner held during April Market in High Point, North Carolina and the West Coast Golf and Tennis Tournament held each June in Coto de Caza, California,. These events spearhead the annual fundraising efforts, however many industry companies partner with City of Hope to raise additional funds with amazing success. Across the country, retailers offer charitable sales events donating a percentage of their sales, manufacturers create specialty products or lines benefiting City of Hope, and industry executives and employees create fun and unique local fundraisers.
City of Hope salutes the International Home Furnishings Industry, and all its members, for its half-century of support. Congratulations for helping us save countless lives and restore hopeful dreams.