Members of the Board are philanthropists from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from entrepreneurs, to professionals in the fields of law, medicine, accounting, finance, business and education.
The Board came together in the early 1980s and began funding in 2003. Since then the Board has raised more than $55 million for research into cancer fighting drugs and processes.

All funds raised go directly to the science; the Board of Governors has no paid employees and no office. City of Hope is known for its fiscal efficiency.

What We Do

We provide seed money for specific research projects at City of Hope. City of Hope provides matching grants in kind. Once scientists' theories are proven, the National Institute of Health, among others, can and do provide multi-million dollar grants to prove the efficacy and safety of the protocol. Board members follow the progress of the grantee/project and develop an ongoing relationship with the scientists.
In March of 2018 the FDA approved a CAR-T cell protocol as a CURE for leukemia, myeloma and certain lymphomas. This was the Board’s first funding in 2003.

Why does the Board do what we do? Because one out of every two Americans will experience cancer over the next 20 years. In addition to cancer research and treatment, City of Hope also specializes in diabetes, islet cell transplantation and HIV/Aids related research and treatment.

How To Join

Membership is by invitation only. For more information, please contact the Chapter and Affinity Groups at City of Hope at 800-732-7121 or [email protected].

Upcoming Events and Meetings

  • Annual Luncheon and Tour
  • Other events throughout year
  • Any chapter meetings

Contact Us

Legacy & Affinity Groups
[email protected]