City of Hope names Tyler Barth and Mollie Lehman first-ever 'Future Hope' co-presidents

July 29, 2019
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DUARTE, Calif. — City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases, announced today that its Music, Film and Entertainment Industry group has appointed Tyler Barth (Rock Love Magic Records) and Mollie Lehman (Atlantic Records A&R) as the first-ever Co-Presidents of Future Hope.  They will serve a two-year term.
 
City of Hope’s Future Hope comprises rising young entertainment industry professionals united by the goal to curate events and networking opportunities that target the most dynamic and innovative entertainment executives.  Since its founding in 2013, more than $767,000 has been raised in support of their mission to drive awareness in the emerging executive pool about City of Hope’s mission to transform research discoveries into cures for patients.  This select group of dynamic agents, managers, lawyers, executives, entrepreneurs and artists utilizes its unique skillset to work toward a world in which cancer, diabetes and other serious illnesses are a thing of the past. 
 
“We are so thrilled to be taking on these leadership positions within Future Hope,” Lehman said.  “Having both attended City of Hope events for several years, we know that while they are incredibly moving and integral to the organization, they can also be a bit inaccessible for younger executives who are coming up in the industry.  That is why Future Hope is so important – to ensure that the messaging of City of Hope reaches the next generation, who will continue this work for years to come!”
 
Added Barth, “We could never have started this all without the unending support and guiding light of John T. Frankenheimer.  John was so personally impacted by the work of City of Hope, and after visiting the campus ourselves and seeing it firsthand, the magnitude of this work cannot be overstated.  It is a privilege to be able to support the City of Hope team, and ensure that our peers and colleagues follow suit.”
 
“We could not think of people better suited to fill these roles than Tyler and Mollie,” said T.J. Isaacs, City of Hope Vice President, Corporate and Community Philanthropy and Engagement.  “Both have been fierce supporters of this organization and truly understand the impact that it can have on not only an individual, but also on the community.  We are certain that under their leadership, Future Hope will continue to reach up-and-coming professionals who want to make a difference.”
 
“We at City of Hope’s Music, Film and Entertainment Industry group are all so very proud of what Future Hope is doing.  They are continuing to conduct and organize themselves in a way that is positioning their fundraising and awareness for City of Hope on a grand scale,” said MFEI Board President Evan Lamberg (President, North America at Universal Music Publishing Group).  “Congratulations to Tyler Barth and Mollie Lehman on being named Future Hope’s first Co-Presidents and showing their outstanding leadership.”
 
For more information about Future Hope, please visit: CityofHope.org/futurehope
 
About City of Hope’s Music, Film and Entertainment Industry Group
Inspired by the guiding humanitarian principles of City of Hope and motivated by the institution's commitment to innovative medical research and compassionate patient care, a group of key industry executives founded the charity’s Music, Film and Entertainment Industry group in 1973.
 
In its 46-year history, the group has raised more than $124 million for City of Hope and has honored some of the most important figures in the music and entertainment industry.

Recent past honorees* include Jon Platt, Chairman and CEO of Warner/Chappell; Coran Capshaw, Founder of Red Light Management; Joel A. Katz, Chair of Global Entertainment and Media Practice of Greenberg Traurig; Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group; Frances W. Preston, President and CEO of BMI Inc.; Shelli and Irving Azoff, Executive Chairman of Live Nation Entertainment, Chairman and CEO of the Front Line Management Group; Eddy Cue, Senior Vice President of Apple's Internet Software Services; Rob Light, Head of the Music Department, Partner and Managing Director of Creative Artists Agency; and Doug Morris, Worldwide Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment.  (*All titles listed are those from the time they were honored.)

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 is ranked one of America's "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. 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.
 
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