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City of Hope 's lifesaving work depends on the generosity of humanitarians like you. Your contribution allows us to provide patients with the most advanced and compassionate medical care possible while pursuing research breakthroughs that improve the health of people everywhere. There are many ways to transform your desire to help into real, tangible hope for those in need.

 

Donate Online
Join us in the fight to prevent, treat and ultimately cure cancer and other life-threatening diseases by contributing any amount you choose – easily and securely.

 

Tribute Cards
Donate in memory or in honor of a loved one or friend with a signature City of HopeCard for Hope.

 

Honor a City of Hope "Champion of Hope" Caregiver
Pay tribute to a caregiver at City of Hope to recognize them for exceptional care.

 

Volunteer
Inspire greater hope in the men, women and children in our care by supporting them with your time and energy.

 

Donate Blood or Bone Marrow
Touch the life of your loved one – or the loved ones of others – through the simple donation of blood or bone marrow.

 

Corporate Partnerships
Learn how to translate your company's aspirations into philanthropic endeavors that save lives through cause related marketing, sponsorships and other marketing partnerships.

 

Matching Gifts
Make your contribution go even further by creating a gift that is matched by your employer.

Shop for Good
City of Hope has partnered with various companies to bring awareness for our cancer programs while benefiting them. Join our partners in making an impact by purchasing with purpose.

Employee Giving
Do more good for more people every day by contributing to City of Hope through convenient automatic payroll deductions.

 

Annual Giving
Create a lasting legacy of hope to help our patients, physicians and researchers conquer many of the world's most serious diseases.

 

Endowed Chairs
The highest honor an institution can award to a member of its faculty, an endowed chair recognizes a premier scientist and enhances the recruitment and retention of nationally-renowned leaders.

Charity Auctions
Support City of Hope by bidding on auction items donated by our generous partners and supporters.

Social Networking and Media
Spread the word about City of Hope by adding us to your favorite social networks like Facebook, MySpace and Youtube, and sharing our content with your friends, family and colleagues.

National Recognition
"National Recognition" is internet-based recognition that allows you – and others – to view your recognition anywhere, anytime, from any computer that's connected to the World Wide Web. Donate through the National Recognition Program, and we will post a beautiful thank you certificate online, where it can be viewed from any internet-connected computer.

La Kretz House of Hope
An interactive display of memorial yahrzeits and donor recognition in City of Hope’s historic house of worship.Built in the 1940s, the temple was recently renovated and the original donor recognition is viewable online.

 

 

Donate Now

The most effective way to fight cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses is to give a gift to City of Hope.  You will fund innovative research and help provide compassionate care to men, women and children fighting for their lives.
Give a gift today to make a real difference, and bring us ever closer to a world without cancer.  Thank you.
Donate today >>

City of Hope is saving lives today and unlocking the secrets of how to save even more lives in the future. Our primary mission is to close the gap between breakthrough research and effective, new treatment, and to do it more quickly, more aggressively and more safely than anyone has before.
Learn more >>
At City of Hope our patients are parents, children, spouses and friends who need hands to hold and hope to believe in – now. They are people like Concetta Nocera, a mother who was determined to beat leukemia so she could see her young children grow up. Read more >>
 
 
Make the difference in the lives of men, women and children living with cancer.
 

Your gift to City of Hope does more than save lives; it transforms the way we fight cancer. It enables us to bring better, smarter and more innovative technologies and treatments to our patients each and every day.
Learn more >>
 
For more information, please contact our Annual Giving staff at (866) 683-HOPE (4673).
Read the latest issue of HopeCONNECTION, filled with inspiring journeys of cancer survivors, and discover the imaginative ways people have found to support City of Hope.
Read online | Download
 
 

Annual Giving

Why is today the perfect day to make your gift to City of Hope? Because today we’re one day closer to curing diabetes … one day closer to curing cancer … and one day closer to curing HIV.

We’re pushing the boundaries of science today — with the hope of turning bold ideas into powerful medical treatments, just as we have for the last 100 years. But we need your help to succeed. Give a generous gift today and help our groundbreaking research to end deadly diseases like cancer and diabetes one day closer to fruition.
 
 

 
Why give to City of Hope?
City of Hope is saving lives today and unlocking the secrets of how to save even more lives in the future. Our primary mission is to close the gap between breakthrough research and effective, new treatment, and to do it more quickly, more aggressively and more safely than anyone has before. Learn more »
 
Faces of Cancer
At City of Hope our patients are parents, children, spouses and friends who need hands to hold and hope to believe in – now. They are people like Concetta Nocera, a mother who was determined to beat leukemia so she could see her young children grow up. Read more »

 

 

Charity Auctions

You can support City of Hope by bidding on unique auction items donated by our generous partners and supporters. Proceeds from winning bids go directly to City of Hope to support our research, treatment and education. Good luck and happy bidding!
 

Current Auctions
 
100% of the winning bid amounts will benefit City of Hope.
 
Visit City of Hope's eBay Store >>

 

 

Become a Citizen of Hope

 
   
 

Corporate Partnerships

For nearly a century, City of Hope’s mission to save lives has been advanced and sustained through the support of corporate partners.


These generous and compassionate organizations enable us to pursue scientific breakthroughs while pushing forward with new and better ways to treat and ultimately cure cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

 

From sponsoring fundraising events to encouraging employee giving, companies large and small are invaluable in helping City of Hope bring greater hope to people throughout the world.

 

There are many ways your organization can make a difference. We invite you to consider any or all possibilities:

 

Enhance your brand through targeted marketing campaigns that strategically align your organization with a specific City of Hope program.
 
Support City of Hope through a wide range of memorable and meaningful sponsorship opportunities available to organizations across the country.
 
Reach consumers in a meaningful way by helping share City of Hope’s mission via integrated promotions across multiple media platforms.
 
Strengthen your company’s community involvement and workplace environment through employee giving programs and other fundraising activities that further City of Hope’s lifesaving efforts.
 
Discover how like-minded companies and donors support City of Hope through industry partnerships that are unique among philanthropies.
 

Donate to the Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery

 
Samuel Rahbar, M.D., Ph.D., dedicated his career to researching the causes and treatments of diabetes and cancer.  His seminal discovery involving glycated hemoglobin revolutionized the way diabetes is diagnosed and treated, and this continues to improve the lives of millions of diabetic patients throughout the world.  His later work exploring the metabolic link between cancer and diabetes has opened promising new doors for the development of drugs and treatments.

Your support today will enhance Dr. Rahbar’s legacy and allow City of Hope to continue its research into new therapies and treatments for patients everywhere suffering from these life-threatening diseases.

Please make your contribution today.

 
 
 

 
A letter from Michael A. Friedman, Chief Executive Officer
 
October 14, 2013
 
Dear Friend,
 
I am writing to tell you about a very meaningful initiative to honor the life and legacy of renowned scientist Dr. Samuel Rahbar. 
 
As you know, Dr. Rahbar’s research fundamentally transformed our understanding of diabetes and dramatically improved the lives of people everywhere with the disease. We at City of Hope want to recognize Dr. Rahbar’s many extraordinary contributions to science and continue his life-saving research by establishing the Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery. His area of research bridges across both diabetes and cancer and has the potential to develop into new and better treatments for each of these serious diseases.
 
The Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery will be a permanent, endowed position at City of Hope that will perpetuate Dr. Rahbar’s legacy, and honor his life and research for generations to come. An endowed chair is the highest honor an institution can award to a member of its faculty. By investing the endowment, the chair exists in perpetuity and is held by a succession of accomplished men and women in science and medicine. The Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery will always exist at City of Hope, and it will serve as a lasting reminder of Dr. Rahbar’s remarkable achievements.
 
Dr. Rahbar was an inspiration to so many people, and I have such profound respect for him, both personally and as a scientist. I hope you will join us to create this permanent recognition of his remarkable achievements, and establish the Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery to continue this important research.
 
Warmest regards,
 
Michael A. Friedman, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center
Irell & Manella Cancer Center Director’s Distinguished Chair
 
 


A Letter from the Rahbar Family

Dear family and friends,
 
Ever since our father, Professor Samuel Rahbar passed away last November, we have been trying to find a means of continuing his significant work.  We feel that the best way to honor his memory is to assure the work that he loved and put all his effort into continues. The people who worked with him and know the value of his research also would like to see this happen.
 
After our dad’s passing we met with Dr. Friedman, CEO of City of Hope Medical Center and Dr. Riggs, Chair of the Department of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases at City of Hope.  They voiced their interest in setting up an endowed chair in our father’s name. Soon after the meeting we received a letter from Dr. Friedman reaffirming his interest in creating the endowed chair for our father.  With the help of the City of Hope writers, we have prepared an article soon to be published in several magazines about this project.

This initiative, “The Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes and Drug Discovery,” will be a permanent, endowed position at City of Hope that will perpetuate our father's legacy, and honor his life and research for generations to come. An endowed chair is the highest honor an institution can award to a member of its faculty. As Dr. Friedman noted, the chair will serve as a lasting reminder of our father's remarkable achievements.
 
Even though our father will always be remembered for discovering the connection between HbA1c and diabetes, the compounds he synthesized in the last few years of his life have shown great promise as a potential treatment for a variety of cancers. The most promising is called COH-SR4. He submitted the paper on the effects of COH-SR4 on cancer cells the week before his death. The work continues on these compounds at City of Hope.  With this endowed chair, his research will hopefully come to fruition in the developments of treatments for cancer.

We are asking for your moral, emotional and financial support to establish “The Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes and Drug Discovery.” Please contact us and pledge your support for this project.

Contact Roya Rahbar Pouldar at (310) 483-8853 (pouldar220@hotmail.com); Guita Rahbar Fouladian at (310) 628-9703 (guitarahbar@aol.com); or Firoozeh Rahbar Bakshian at (310) 800-0788 (rahbarortho@aol.com)

Regards,
 
Roya, Guita and Firoozeh Rahbar
 
 
 

More Ways to Help

City of Hope’s pioneering research has brought the world closer to cures for many life-threatening diseases, from cancer to diabetes.

Compassion drives our innovation. Every discovery we make and new treatment we develop gives patients the chance to live longer, better and more fully.
 
Discover more ways you can help with this important mission to save lives.

Employee Giving

City of Hope’s Employee Giving Program is a simple and efficient yet significant way for your company to make a difference in the lives of people in your community and throughout the world.

Every dollar you contribute and fundraising activity you plan support our pioneering research and treatment programs, as well as create an environment of goodwill among your employees.

City of Hope’s employees are proud participants of our own Employee Giving program. Nearly half of all City of Hope employees deduct funds from their paycheck to support City of Hope’s lifesaving work.
 
What is an employee giving/payroll pledge program?
Payroll pledge programs (also called payroll deduction) are one of the easiest, most efficient ways for organizations to raise money to support City of Hope’s research. For as little as $1 or more each week, employees can help make a difference in the fight against life-threatening diseases.

To find out more about City of Hope’s Employee Giving program, contact Mary Koenig at mkkoenig@coh.org.
 
What are the benefits?
Advantages for the company:
 
  • Creates good community relations.
 
  • Demonstrates good corporate citizenship and helps improve brand, image and reputation in the community.
 
  • Produces larger employee gifts because of budgeted payments.
 
  • Sends a strong message it is interested in engaging employees.
 
 
Advantages for the employee:
 
  • Allows employees to make a significant contribution without a sudden cash expense.
 
  • Increases employee morale by creating a feeling of teamwork between employees and their employer.
 
  • Employees learn about services that can benefit them and their families.
 
 
Are there other fundraising opportunities?
In addition to a payroll pledge program, you can encourage other employee funding opportunities. We have found that successful fundraising involves just two things: creativity and fun. For example, themes and contests generate the most enthusiastic returns, and require little organization.

We’ve made it easy to get your Employee Fundraising Campaign Committee off the ground by providing some ideas that have been proven to build interest and participation:
 
  • Silent Auction — Invite your employees to donate handmade crafts, furniture, personal services or vacation homes for the weekend as prizes for a silent auction. Employees can bid on the items during their breaks on the day the auction is held.
 
  • Chili Cook-off — Get your apron ready! Challenge your employees to prepare their favorite chili recipe and have your staff perform the judging. Fellow “tasters” can make a donation for the privilege of tasting and judging the contestants.
 
  • Ice Cream Social — Bring your employees together for a good old-fashioned ice cream social. Set a donation amount for each scoop and for each topping. Grab the ice cream scoop and let the fun begin!
 
  • Car Wash — Organize a simple car wash performed by your employees or management. Create a bit of competition between teams of washers, where the group that raises the most gets to wear jeans on Monday.
 
  • Bake Sale — There’s nothing like the tried and true bake sale to bring out the sweet tooth in every employee. Raise money inside the break room if it’s raining, or outside if the weather is fair.
 
  • Dunk Tank — Rent a dunk tank and involve your management to “dunk for dollars.” Lots of laughter, smiles and funds will be generated as employees pay for the opportunity to dunk the big guys.
 
 
Matching Gifts
Did you know that many companies will double or even triple your donation to City of Hope?

More information on Gift Matching >>

 

 

Endowed Chairs and Professors

The highest honor an institution can award to a member of its faculty, an endowed professor or chair recognizes a premier scientist and enhances the recruitment and retention of nationally-renowned leaders. This honor also links a donor publicly and in perpetuity with the most accomplished men and women in science and medicine.
 
Endowed professors and chairs allow City of Hope to attract and retain some of the boldest, most inquisitive thinkers in science and medicine today. Ensured of long-term financial support to help enable the development of their novel ideas, these distinguished men and women bring tremendous intellectual capital to conquering disease.
 

 
Endowed Chairs
 

Stephen J. Forman, M.D.
Francis & Kathleen McNamara Distinguished Chair in Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
626-256-4673, ext. 62403
sforman@coh.org
 
Smita Bhatia, M.D., M.P.H.
Ruth Ziegler Chair in Population Sciences
sbhatia@coh.org

Dawn Gross, M.D., Ph.D.
Arthur M. Coppola Family Chair in Supportive Care Medicine
626-256-HOPE (4673)
dagross@coh.org

Joyce C. Niland, Ph.D.
Edward & Estelle Alexander Chair in Information Sciences
626-256-4673, ext. 63032
jniland@coh.org
 
Gerd Pfeifer, Ph.D.
Lester M. and Irene C. Finkelstein Chair in Biology & Professor - Epigenetics and Genetics of Cancer
626-256-HOPE (4673)
gpfeifer@coh.org
 
Andrei S. Rodin, Ph.D.
Dr. Susumu Ohno Chair in Theoretical Biology
626-256-HOPE(4673)
arodin@coh.org

Steven T. Rosen, M.D.
Provost and Chief Scientific Officer; Irell & Manella Cancer Center Director’s Distinguished Chair
626-256-HOPE (4673) srosen@coh.org

Joseph Rosenthal, M.D.
Barron Hilton Chair in Pediatrics
626-256-HOPE (4673)
jrosenthal@coh.org

John J. Rossi, Ph.D.
Lidow Family Research Chair; Helen & Morgan Chu Dean's Chair of the Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences
626-256-HOPE (4673)
jrossi@coh.org

Cy Aaron Stein, M.D., Ph.D.
Arthur & Rosalie Kaplan Chair in Medical Oncology, Professor of the Department of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research
800-826-HOPE (4673)
cstein@coh.org

Timothy Wilson,
M.D.
Pauline & Martin Collins Family Chair in Urology
800-826-HOPE (4673)
 
Yun Yen, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. & Mrs. Allen Y. Chao Chair in Developmental Cancer Therapeutics
626-256-4673, ext. 65707
yyen@coh.org
 
John A. Zaia, M.D.
Aaron D. Miller and Edith Miller Chair in Gene Therapy
626-256-4673, ext. 67149
jzaia@coh.org
   


Endowed Professor

Alexandra Levine, M.D.
Dr. Norman and Melinda Payson Professorship in Medicine
626-256-4673, ext. 60213
alevine@coh.org

Matthew J. Loscalzo, L.C.S.W.
Liliane Elkins Professorship in Supportive Care Programs
626-256-HOPE (4673)

Peter Lee, M.D.
Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Professorship in Cancer Immunotherapeutics
626-256-HOPE (4673)

Linda Malkas, Ph.D.
M.T. & B.A. Ahmadinia Professorship in Molecular Oncology
626-256-HOPE (4673)
 
Auayporn P. Nademanee, M.D.
Jan & Mace Siegel Professor in Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
800-826-HOPE (4673)

Rama Natarajan
National Office Products Industry Professorship in Diabetes Research
rnatarajan@coh.org

Susan L. Neuhausen, Ph.D.
The Morris & Horowitz Families Professor in Cancer Etiology and Outcomes Research
626-256-4673, ext. 69261
sneuhausen@coh.org

Hua Yu, Ph.D.
Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Professorship in Tumor Immunology
626256-HOPE (4673) hyu@coh.org
       
 
 

Ways to Give to City of Hope

Ways to Give

City of Hope 's lifesaving work depends on the generosity of humanitarians like you. Your contribution allows us to provide patients with the most advanced and compassionate medical care possible while pursuing research breakthroughs that improve the health of people everywhere. There are many ways to transform your desire to help into real, tangible hope for those in need.

 

Donate Online
Join us in the fight to prevent, treat and ultimately cure cancer and other life-threatening diseases by contributing any amount you choose – easily and securely.

 

Tribute Cards
Donate in memory or in honor of a loved one or friend with a signature City of HopeCard for Hope.

 

Honor a City of Hope "Champion of Hope" Caregiver
Pay tribute to a caregiver at City of Hope to recognize them for exceptional care.

 

Volunteer
Inspire greater hope in the men, women and children in our care by supporting them with your time and energy.

 

Donate Blood or Bone Marrow
Touch the life of your loved one – or the loved ones of others – through the simple donation of blood or bone marrow.

 

Corporate Partnerships
Learn how to translate your company's aspirations into philanthropic endeavors that save lives through cause related marketing, sponsorships and other marketing partnerships.

 

Matching Gifts
Make your contribution go even further by creating a gift that is matched by your employer.

Shop for Good
City of Hope has partnered with various companies to bring awareness for our cancer programs while benefiting them. Join our partners in making an impact by purchasing with purpose.

Employee Giving
Do more good for more people every day by contributing to City of Hope through convenient automatic payroll deductions.

 

Annual Giving
Create a lasting legacy of hope to help our patients, physicians and researchers conquer many of the world's most serious diseases.

 

Endowed Chairs
The highest honor an institution can award to a member of its faculty, an endowed chair recognizes a premier scientist and enhances the recruitment and retention of nationally-renowned leaders.

Charity Auctions
Support City of Hope by bidding on auction items donated by our generous partners and supporters.

Social Networking and Media
Spread the word about City of Hope by adding us to your favorite social networks like Facebook, MySpace and Youtube, and sharing our content with your friends, family and colleagues.

National Recognition
"National Recognition" is internet-based recognition that allows you – and others – to view your recognition anywhere, anytime, from any computer that's connected to the World Wide Web. Donate through the National Recognition Program, and we will post a beautiful thank you certificate online, where it can be viewed from any internet-connected computer.

La Kretz House of Hope
An interactive display of memorial yahrzeits and donor recognition in City of Hope’s historic house of worship.Built in the 1940s, the temple was recently renovated and the original donor recognition is viewable online.

 

 

Donate Now

Donate Now

The most effective way to fight cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses is to give a gift to City of Hope.  You will fund innovative research and help provide compassionate care to men, women and children fighting for their lives.
Give a gift today to make a real difference, and bring us ever closer to a world without cancer.  Thank you.
Donate today >>

City of Hope is saving lives today and unlocking the secrets of how to save even more lives in the future. Our primary mission is to close the gap between breakthrough research and effective, new treatment, and to do it more quickly, more aggressively and more safely than anyone has before.
Learn more >>
At City of Hope our patients are parents, children, spouses and friends who need hands to hold and hope to believe in – now. They are people like Concetta Nocera, a mother who was determined to beat leukemia so she could see her young children grow up. Read more >>
 
 
Make the difference in the lives of men, women and children living with cancer.
 

Your gift to City of Hope does more than save lives; it transforms the way we fight cancer. It enables us to bring better, smarter and more innovative technologies and treatments to our patients each and every day.
Learn more >>
 
For more information, please contact our Annual Giving staff at (866) 683-HOPE (4673).
Read the latest issue of HopeCONNECTION, filled with inspiring journeys of cancer survivors, and discover the imaginative ways people have found to support City of Hope.
Read online | Download
 
 

Annual Giving

Annual Giving

Why is today the perfect day to make your gift to City of Hope? Because today we’re one day closer to curing diabetes … one day closer to curing cancer … and one day closer to curing HIV.

We’re pushing the boundaries of science today — with the hope of turning bold ideas into powerful medical treatments, just as we have for the last 100 years. But we need your help to succeed. Give a generous gift today and help our groundbreaking research to end deadly diseases like cancer and diabetes one day closer to fruition.
 
 

 
Why give to City of Hope?
City of Hope is saving lives today and unlocking the secrets of how to save even more lives in the future. Our primary mission is to close the gap between breakthrough research and effective, new treatment, and to do it more quickly, more aggressively and more safely than anyone has before. Learn more »
 
Faces of Cancer
At City of Hope our patients are parents, children, spouses and friends who need hands to hold and hope to believe in – now. They are people like Concetta Nocera, a mother who was determined to beat leukemia so she could see her young children grow up. Read more »

 

 

Charity Auctions

Charity Auctions

You can support City of Hope by bidding on unique auction items donated by our generous partners and supporters. Proceeds from winning bids go directly to City of Hope to support our research, treatment and education. Good luck and happy bidding!
 

Current Auctions
 
100% of the winning bid amounts will benefit City of Hope.
 
Visit City of Hope's eBay Store >>

 

 

Citizen of Hope

Become a Citizen of Hope

 
   
 

Corporate Partnerships

Corporate Partnerships

For nearly a century, City of Hope’s mission to save lives has been advanced and sustained through the support of corporate partners.


These generous and compassionate organizations enable us to pursue scientific breakthroughs while pushing forward with new and better ways to treat and ultimately cure cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

 

From sponsoring fundraising events to encouraging employee giving, companies large and small are invaluable in helping City of Hope bring greater hope to people throughout the world.

 

There are many ways your organization can make a difference. We invite you to consider any or all possibilities:

 

Enhance your brand through targeted marketing campaigns that strategically align your organization with a specific City of Hope program.
 
Support City of Hope through a wide range of memorable and meaningful sponsorship opportunities available to organizations across the country.
 
Reach consumers in a meaningful way by helping share City of Hope’s mission via integrated promotions across multiple media platforms.
 
Strengthen your company’s community involvement and workplace environment through employee giving programs and other fundraising activities that further City of Hope’s lifesaving efforts.
 
Discover how like-minded companies and donors support City of Hope through industry partnerships that are unique among philanthropies.
 

The Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery

Donate to the Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery

 
Samuel Rahbar, M.D., Ph.D., dedicated his career to researching the causes and treatments of diabetes and cancer.  His seminal discovery involving glycated hemoglobin revolutionized the way diabetes is diagnosed and treated, and this continues to improve the lives of millions of diabetic patients throughout the world.  His later work exploring the metabolic link between cancer and diabetes has opened promising new doors for the development of drugs and treatments.

Your support today will enhance Dr. Rahbar’s legacy and allow City of Hope to continue its research into new therapies and treatments for patients everywhere suffering from these life-threatening diseases.

Please make your contribution today.

 
 
 

 
A letter from Michael A. Friedman, Chief Executive Officer
 
October 14, 2013
 
Dear Friend,
 
I am writing to tell you about a very meaningful initiative to honor the life and legacy of renowned scientist Dr. Samuel Rahbar. 
 
As you know, Dr. Rahbar’s research fundamentally transformed our understanding of diabetes and dramatically improved the lives of people everywhere with the disease. We at City of Hope want to recognize Dr. Rahbar’s many extraordinary contributions to science and continue his life-saving research by establishing the Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery. His area of research bridges across both diabetes and cancer and has the potential to develop into new and better treatments for each of these serious diseases.
 
The Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery will be a permanent, endowed position at City of Hope that will perpetuate Dr. Rahbar’s legacy, and honor his life and research for generations to come. An endowed chair is the highest honor an institution can award to a member of its faculty. By investing the endowment, the chair exists in perpetuity and is held by a succession of accomplished men and women in science and medicine. The Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery will always exist at City of Hope, and it will serve as a lasting reminder of Dr. Rahbar’s remarkable achievements.
 
Dr. Rahbar was an inspiration to so many people, and I have such profound respect for him, both personally and as a scientist. I hope you will join us to create this permanent recognition of his remarkable achievements, and establish the Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery to continue this important research.
 
Warmest regards,
 
Michael A. Friedman, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center
Irell & Manella Cancer Center Director’s Distinguished Chair
 
 


A Letter from the Rahbar Family

Dear family and friends,
 
Ever since our father, Professor Samuel Rahbar passed away last November, we have been trying to find a means of continuing his significant work.  We feel that the best way to honor his memory is to assure the work that he loved and put all his effort into continues. The people who worked with him and know the value of his research also would like to see this happen.
 
After our dad’s passing we met with Dr. Friedman, CEO of City of Hope Medical Center and Dr. Riggs, Chair of the Department of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases at City of Hope.  They voiced their interest in setting up an endowed chair in our father’s name. Soon after the meeting we received a letter from Dr. Friedman reaffirming his interest in creating the endowed chair for our father.  With the help of the City of Hope writers, we have prepared an article soon to be published in several magazines about this project.

This initiative, “The Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes and Drug Discovery,” will be a permanent, endowed position at City of Hope that will perpetuate our father's legacy, and honor his life and research for generations to come. An endowed chair is the highest honor an institution can award to a member of its faculty. As Dr. Friedman noted, the chair will serve as a lasting reminder of our father's remarkable achievements.
 
Even though our father will always be remembered for discovering the connection between HbA1c and diabetes, the compounds he synthesized in the last few years of his life have shown great promise as a potential treatment for a variety of cancers. The most promising is called COH-SR4. He submitted the paper on the effects of COH-SR4 on cancer cells the week before his death. The work continues on these compounds at City of Hope.  With this endowed chair, his research will hopefully come to fruition in the developments of treatments for cancer.

We are asking for your moral, emotional and financial support to establish “The Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes and Drug Discovery.” Please contact us and pledge your support for this project.

Contact Roya Rahbar Pouldar at (310) 483-8853 (pouldar220@hotmail.com); Guita Rahbar Fouladian at (310) 628-9703 (guitarahbar@aol.com); or Firoozeh Rahbar Bakshian at (310) 800-0788 (rahbarortho@aol.com)

Regards,
 
Roya, Guita and Firoozeh Rahbar
 
 
 

More Ways to Help

More Ways to Help

City of Hope’s pioneering research has brought the world closer to cures for many life-threatening diseases, from cancer to diabetes.

Compassion drives our innovation. Every discovery we make and new treatment we develop gives patients the chance to live longer, better and more fully.
 
Discover more ways you can help with this important mission to save lives.

Employee Giving

Employee Giving

City of Hope’s Employee Giving Program is a simple and efficient yet significant way for your company to make a difference in the lives of people in your community and throughout the world.

Every dollar you contribute and fundraising activity you plan support our pioneering research and treatment programs, as well as create an environment of goodwill among your employees.

City of Hope’s employees are proud participants of our own Employee Giving program. Nearly half of all City of Hope employees deduct funds from their paycheck to support City of Hope’s lifesaving work.
 
What is an employee giving/payroll pledge program?
Payroll pledge programs (also called payroll deduction) are one of the easiest, most efficient ways for organizations to raise money to support City of Hope’s research. For as little as $1 or more each week, employees can help make a difference in the fight against life-threatening diseases.

To find out more about City of Hope’s Employee Giving program, contact Mary Koenig at mkkoenig@coh.org.
 
What are the benefits?
Advantages for the company:
 
  • Creates good community relations.
 
  • Demonstrates good corporate citizenship and helps improve brand, image and reputation in the community.
 
  • Produces larger employee gifts because of budgeted payments.
 
  • Sends a strong message it is interested in engaging employees.
 
 
Advantages for the employee:
 
  • Allows employees to make a significant contribution without a sudden cash expense.
 
  • Increases employee morale by creating a feeling of teamwork between employees and their employer.
 
  • Employees learn about services that can benefit them and their families.
 
 
Are there other fundraising opportunities?
In addition to a payroll pledge program, you can encourage other employee funding opportunities. We have found that successful fundraising involves just two things: creativity and fun. For example, themes and contests generate the most enthusiastic returns, and require little organization.

We’ve made it easy to get your Employee Fundraising Campaign Committee off the ground by providing some ideas that have been proven to build interest and participation:
 
  • Silent Auction — Invite your employees to donate handmade crafts, furniture, personal services or vacation homes for the weekend as prizes for a silent auction. Employees can bid on the items during their breaks on the day the auction is held.
 
  • Chili Cook-off — Get your apron ready! Challenge your employees to prepare their favorite chili recipe and have your staff perform the judging. Fellow “tasters” can make a donation for the privilege of tasting and judging the contestants.
 
  • Ice Cream Social — Bring your employees together for a good old-fashioned ice cream social. Set a donation amount for each scoop and for each topping. Grab the ice cream scoop and let the fun begin!
 
  • Car Wash — Organize a simple car wash performed by your employees or management. Create a bit of competition between teams of washers, where the group that raises the most gets to wear jeans on Monday.
 
  • Bake Sale — There’s nothing like the tried and true bake sale to bring out the sweet tooth in every employee. Raise money inside the break room if it’s raining, or outside if the weather is fair.
 
  • Dunk Tank — Rent a dunk tank and involve your management to “dunk for dollars.” Lots of laughter, smiles and funds will be generated as employees pay for the opportunity to dunk the big guys.
 
 
Matching Gifts
Did you know that many companies will double or even triple your donation to City of Hope?

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Endowed Chairs and Professors

Endowed Chairs and Professors

The highest honor an institution can award to a member of its faculty, an endowed professor or chair recognizes a premier scientist and enhances the recruitment and retention of nationally-renowned leaders. This honor also links a donor publicly and in perpetuity with the most accomplished men and women in science and medicine.
 
Endowed professors and chairs allow City of Hope to attract and retain some of the boldest, most inquisitive thinkers in science and medicine today. Ensured of long-term financial support to help enable the development of their novel ideas, these distinguished men and women bring tremendous intellectual capital to conquering disease.
 

 
Endowed Chairs
 

Stephen J. Forman, M.D.
Francis & Kathleen McNamara Distinguished Chair in Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
626-256-4673, ext. 62403
sforman@coh.org
 
Smita Bhatia, M.D., M.P.H.
Ruth Ziegler Chair in Population Sciences
sbhatia@coh.org

Dawn Gross, M.D., Ph.D.
Arthur M. Coppola Family Chair in Supportive Care Medicine
626-256-HOPE (4673)
dagross@coh.org

Joyce C. Niland, Ph.D.
Edward & Estelle Alexander Chair in Information Sciences
626-256-4673, ext. 63032
jniland@coh.org
 
Gerd Pfeifer, Ph.D.
Lester M. and Irene C. Finkelstein Chair in Biology & Professor - Epigenetics and Genetics of Cancer
626-256-HOPE (4673)
gpfeifer@coh.org
 
Andrei S. Rodin, Ph.D.
Dr. Susumu Ohno Chair in Theoretical Biology
626-256-HOPE(4673)
arodin@coh.org

Steven T. Rosen, M.D.
Provost and Chief Scientific Officer; Irell & Manella Cancer Center Director’s Distinguished Chair
626-256-HOPE (4673) srosen@coh.org

Joseph Rosenthal, M.D.
Barron Hilton Chair in Pediatrics
626-256-HOPE (4673)
jrosenthal@coh.org

John J. Rossi, Ph.D.
Lidow Family Research Chair; Helen & Morgan Chu Dean's Chair of the Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences
626-256-HOPE (4673)
jrossi@coh.org

Cy Aaron Stein, M.D., Ph.D.
Arthur & Rosalie Kaplan Chair in Medical Oncology, Professor of the Department of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research
800-826-HOPE (4673)
cstein@coh.org

Timothy Wilson,
M.D.
Pauline & Martin Collins Family Chair in Urology
800-826-HOPE (4673)
 
Yun Yen, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. & Mrs. Allen Y. Chao Chair in Developmental Cancer Therapeutics
626-256-4673, ext. 65707
yyen@coh.org
 
John A. Zaia, M.D.
Aaron D. Miller and Edith Miller Chair in Gene Therapy
626-256-4673, ext. 67149
jzaia@coh.org
   


Endowed Professor

Alexandra Levine, M.D.
Dr. Norman and Melinda Payson Professorship in Medicine
626-256-4673, ext. 60213
alevine@coh.org

Matthew J. Loscalzo, L.C.S.W.
Liliane Elkins Professorship in Supportive Care Programs
626-256-HOPE (4673)

Peter Lee, M.D.
Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Professorship in Cancer Immunotherapeutics
626-256-HOPE (4673)

Linda Malkas, Ph.D.
M.T. & B.A. Ahmadinia Professorship in Molecular Oncology
626-256-HOPE (4673)
 
Auayporn P. Nademanee, M.D.
Jan & Mace Siegel Professor in Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
800-826-HOPE (4673)

Rama Natarajan
National Office Products Industry Professorship in Diabetes Research
rnatarajan@coh.org

Susan L. Neuhausen, Ph.D.
The Morris & Horowitz Families Professor in Cancer Etiology and Outcomes Research
626-256-4673, ext. 69261
sneuhausen@coh.org

Hua Yu, Ph.D.
Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Professorship in Tumor Immunology
626256-HOPE (4673) hyu@coh.org
       
 
 
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