Northern California Food Industries Circle Emerging Leaders

NCFIC Emerging Leaders Committee


The Northern California Food Industries Circle has raised $40 million over the past four decades to benefit research and life-saving treatments for cancer, diabetes, & HIV/AIDS at City of Hope.

To further support this incredible effort, a group of emerging professionals in the food industry formed the Emerging Leaders Committee (ELC) in Fall 2013. These future NCFIC board members have raised over $80,000 in three years through various events and programs:

  • Kick-Off Happy Hour
  • Food Industry Pet Book
  • “Yappy Hour” in the Park
  • Annual Bocce Ball Tournament and Dinner
  • Interactive fundraising opportunities for the NCFIC Board
  • Personal Giving program for the Pediatric Cancer Department


ELC Member Responsibilities


  • Recruitment of 2 new members to the committee per year and at least 3 attendees to annual Bocce Ball Tournament and Dinner
  • Attend a City of Hope campus tour within 2 years of ELC Membership
  • Communicate COH/NCFIC fundraising opportunities to your co-workers, clients, and peers in the industry
  • Support goals and principals of City of Hope’s humanitarian mission


For More Information on the ELC


Monica Riebli
Senior Executive Director of Development
[email protected]

Dan Sawchuk
Emerging Leaders Co-Chair, Chobani
[email protected]

Karen Wolf
Emerging Leaders Co-Chair, Peet’s Coffee & Tea
[email protected]