Music, Film and Entertainment Industry

13th annual Taste of Hope

Taste of Hope
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Three Sixty°
10 Desbrosses Street
New York, NY 10013
In a philanthropic effort that strikes just the right note on the wine connoisseur’s palate, members of the Music, Film & Entertainment Industry gather in New York each year for Taste of Hope.  Attendees savor an exclusive dinner and support City of Hope through a live and silent auction featuring a selection of distinguished vintages from some the world’s finest private collections.  In its 12 year history, the event has raised more than $3 million. The event is chaired by Alissa Pollack (EVP, Global Music Marketing, iHeartMedia).
A portion of the funds raised at the 13th annual Taste of Hope will go to the Jason Pollack Memorial Fund at Musicians on Call, a program that supports music programming for patients and their families at City of Hope.
City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation.
Our scientists work with doctors to treat both the physical and emotional needs of our patients. By attending to the individual, not just the illness, your life afterwards can be fuller and more rewarding. At City of Hope, we combine science with soul to make medical miracles every day.

How Can You Help?

  • Secure a celebrity/artist to host one of our Premier level tables
  • Donate a once in a lifetime vacation package for our online or live auction
  • Donate an artist or celebrity meet & greet package for our online or live auction

presenting sponsor




Elvis Duran


EVENT Chairs

Alissa Pollack
Event Chair
EVP, Global Music Marketing & Strategy
Steve Bartels
12Tone Music
Tom Corson
Co-chairman & COO
Warner Bros. Records
Dave Dyer
Sr. VP, Promotion
Warner Bros. Records
Mike Easterlin
Co-President - Elektra Music Group
Fueled by Ramen/Roadrunner Records
Bruce Gearhart
Bacchus Importers, Ltd.
Marcus T. Grant
VP, Digital Music Streaming
Def Jam
Peter Gray
Richard Palmese
CEO, Palmese Entertainment
Azoff Music Group
Antonio "L.A." Reid
Founder & Co-chairman
Hitco Entertainment
Greg Thompson
Maverick Music

Event Committee

Maddy Arons
Sr. Manager, Global Music Marketing
Alla Benyatov
Rick Cooper
Owner, Rick Cooper Music
Stu Heidemann
Sr. Director
Global Music Marketing & Data Insights
Anthony Iovino
Owner, OneUp Entertainment
Josh Medlock
Sr. Director, Affiliate Relations & Integrated Music Marketing
Premiere Networks/Mediabase
Emily Spencer
National Director, Music Initiatives
For more information, please contact City of Hope at [email protected] or 626-218-6313.


2018 MFEI Taste of Hope | City of Hope