Bill Boltz, Lowe’s executive vice president of merchandising, to receive top honor from City of Hope

City of Hope
DUARTE, Calif. – City of Hope’s National Hardware/Homebuilding Industry will honor Bill Boltz, executive vice president of merchandising at Lowe’s Companies Inc., with its 2021 Spirit of Life® Award, the most prestigious philanthropic honor, presented annually to an industry leader who has demonstrated outstanding business and altruistic achievement. City of Hope is a world-renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
Boltz will receive The Spirit of Life Award on Feb. 8, 2021, one day before the start of the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Florida. In addition to honoring Boltz, the National Hardware/Homebuilding Industry will celebrate its 39th anniversary at its gala.
About 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest honor bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Its lifesaving research and treatment advances improve the lives of people around the nation, and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology pioneered at City of Hope. Further, its commitment to compassionate patient care and its approach to individualized treatment are considered models for supportive care in the United States.
“As a longtime supporter of City of Hope, it is a true honor to receive The Spirit of Life Award for the hardware industry,” said Boltz. “It has been a personal privilege to support this organization for more than 30 years in its mission to eradicate cancer and other life-threatening diseases through unparalleled care, research and education. I look forward to carrying on these efforts alongside an incredible group of past honorees.”
As executive vice president of merchandising, Boltz is responsible for in-store and online merchandising, pricing, item setup and global sourcing. He joined Lowe's in 2018. Boltz has more than three decades of retail operations, marketing and merchandising experience. Prior to joining Lowe’s, he served as president and CEO of Chevron North America, where he oversaw the sales, marketing, engineering and development of products under the EGO, SKIL and Skilsaw brands. Boltz earned a bachelor's degree in communications from Montana State University Billings and an M.B.A. from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
“We’re pleased to recognize Bill for his outstanding passion and philanthropic efforts over so many years,” said Kevin Courtney, senior executive director of development, National Hardware/Homebuilding Industry, City of Hope. “Bill joins an esteemed group of industry executives who have lead our annual campaign to increase awareness of our mission to be at the center of curing cancer and diabetes by ensuring our groundbreaking research and our compassionate care model for patients and families continue to create impact worldwide.”
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About the National Hardware/Homebuilding Industry
A small group of philanthropic leaders formed the National Hardware/Homebuilding Industry (HHI) group in 1982. Composed of a nationwide cross section of manufacturers, retailers, distributors, home builders, builder supply chains, manufacturers' representatives and related members, it's one of the strongest teams in City of Hope's network.
Since its inception, the HHI has raised more than $165 million, support that's been instrumental to City of Hope's advancements in research, treatment and education. In 2019, HHI members and volunteers helped raise over $3 million through industry events, personal and corporate gifts/donations, employee giving programs, direct mail and cause marketing efforts.
About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope has been ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report for 14 consecutive years. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California. For more information about City of Hope, follow us on FacebookTwitterYouTube or Instagram.