National Insurance Industry Council Spirit of Life® Award Dinner

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.
 
On Tuesday, October 31, 2017, the annual NIIC Spirit of Life Gala will be held in New York where we will honor an incredible philanthropist and industry leader, Mike McGavick of XL Group Ltd.
 
Spirit of Life honoring Mike McGavick
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
The Pierre Hotel
2 E. 61st. St.
New York, NY 10065
6 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7 p.m. Dinner & Program

Online Registration will be available August 1, 2017.

To register early and take full advantage of the marketing opportunities, please contact Ari Castellanos of City of Hope at acastellanos@coh.org.

A roomblock has been set up at The Pierre Hotel at a City of Hope rate of $550 for the night of Tuesday, October 31, 2017.
 
To take advantage of this discounted rate, you must place your reservation by September 28. Please contact the hotel directly at (800) 743-7734 and mention City of Hope/National Insurance Industry Council.
 

Sponsorship Opportunities

HEROES OF HOPE
$50,000
  • Three tables of 10 with choice seating proximate to the Spirit of Life honoree
  • Premiere Company logo placement throughout evening and VIP Reception
  • Premiere Company logo placement on step and repeat, with primary size and rotation placement
  • Premiere Company recognition at Spirit of Life Dinner
  • Two full page color ads in commemorative journal
CHAMPIONS OF HOPE
$25,000
  • Two tables of 10 with preferred seating closest to the Spirit of Life Honoree
  • Admission for 20 to the VIP reception
  • 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 Spirit of Life dinner
  • Full-page color ad in commemorative journal
DIAMOND CIRCLE
$20,000
  • One table of 10 with preferred seating
  • Admission for 10 to the VIP reception
  • Company logo placement throughout evening
  • Company recognition at Spirit of Life dinner
  • Full-page color ad in commemorative journal
HONOREE'S CIRCLE
$15,000
  • One table of 10 with preferred seating
  • Admissionf or 10 to the VIP reception
  • Selective company logo placement during evening
  • Selective company recognition at Spirit of Life dinner
  • Full-page color ad in commemorative journal
CIRCLE OF HOPE
$12,500
  • One table of 10 with preferred seating
  • Company logo placement during evening
  • Company recognition at Spirit of Life dinner
  • Full-page color ad in commemorative journal
 
TABLE OF 10
  • $10,000 One table of 10
INDIVIDUAL TICKET
  • $1,000 One individual seat
 
  

Commemorative Journal Options

Commemorative journal purchases do not include admission to the event and is thus 100 percent tax-deductible.
 
Back Cover Journal Ad
$25,000
One four-color, full page ad on the back cover of the journal
Gold Tribute Journal Ad
$10,000
One four-color, full page ad in the Gold section of the journal
Silver Tribute Journal Ad
$5,000
One four-color, full page ad in the Silver section of the journal
Ivory Tribute Journal Ad
$2,500
One four-color, full page ad in the Ivory section of the journal 


Compass of Hope

Personal Giving Campaign
While most of the support in the campaign year comes from corporate dollars, we also encourage individuals to give on a personal level through the personal giving club. Compass of Hope will allow NIIC member the opportunity to contribute personally to honor someone affected by cancer or diabetes through a memorial or celebratory gift.

 

Bill Story Award

Bill Story was a longtime member of the California Insurance Council before his life ended tragically in July 1996 as he headed to Paris on TWA Flight 800 for a business meeting. William R. Story was a man who believed that if you achieve certain successes in life, you should give back and share with others. This, according to him, was what being a good person was all about. 
 
As chief executive officer of the National American Insurance Company of California, Story used his success to help others. He often could be found leading a group of insurance executives on a tour of City of Hope, pointing out the buildings and talking about why he believed in the organization’s work. For more than a decade, Story was instrumental in building City of Hope’s California Insurance Council into a philanthropic force that has raised more than $24 million to bring hope to children and adults facing cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses. His work with the California Insurance Council and the legacy he left behind continues to have a positive impact on the lives of millions of children and adults around the world.
 
In Story’s memory, the California Insurance Council developed the William R. Story Memorial Award. This award recognizes a member of the insurance council who exemplifies the qualities and professionalism that Story espoused. Join us in recognizing and congratulating your 2014 William R. Story Memorial Award Honoree, our colleague and friend, Patrick Mitchell of Builders Insurance Group. The incredible work he has done as president of the Southeast Regional Committee and campaign chair of the Strike Out Cancer bowling tournament, in addition to his long-time dedication to City of Hope as a whole, really sets this man apart. 
 
Top level sponsors will have the opportunity to join us for an exclusive VIP reception wherein the
2017 Bill Story Award will recipient will be announced and honored for his/her professionalism within the Insurance Industry.