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Angels of Hope

Angels of Hope
Angels of Hope is a philanthropic membership group dedicated to the eradication of cancer and other life-threatening diseases through its support of City of Hope's innovative research, treatment and education programs.
The chapter came into being in February of 2003, the brainchild of William “Bill” Finkel and his wife Rita Cooper-Finkel. The couple, who were already major donors to City of Hope, were confident they could attract many like-minded philanthropists in Los Angeles' South Bay area to join them in supporting the institution.
To date, the club has over 200 members and continues to grow.
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Join Angels of Hope and enjoy the access, information and community afforded our members by City of Hope.
Membership privileges include:
  • Angels of Hope online newsletter
  • Annual VIP bus tour of City of Hope
  • Luncheons with significant City of Hope speakers
  • Membership Certificate
Single/Couple Membership: $100/year
The monthly chapter meeting is held at 9:30 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Hesse Park Center, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd. in Rancho Palos Verdes.For information or to RSVP, please call 310-375-7378 or email irenety@cox.net.
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Mail/fax the form to:
Angels of Hope
P.O. Box 2866
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
Attention: Angels of Hope Membership
Fax: 310-378-5002


There are a number of ways one can donate to City of Hope. Some of them include:
Learn about ways to donate money to City of Hope, enjoy increased income and generate tax savings.
Learn about City of Hope's Employee Giving program that supports groundbreaking research and state-of-the-art patient care.
Cause related marketing involves targeted marketing campaigns that strategically align organizations with a specific cause consumers care about.
Memorials and Tributes
Honor your loved ones, friends or business associates for any occasion with a special memorial or tribute.

For more information on any of these programs or for other giving opportunities, please contact Nancy Lewis at 800-544-3541, extension 26563.

Letter from the President

Angels of Hope came into being in February of 2003 at a meeting in a public clubhouse in Rancho Palos Verdes. The group was the brainchild of William “Bill” Finkel. Bill and his wife, Rita Cooper-Finkel, were already major donors to City of Hope, having endowed the Cooper Auditorium and the Cooper-Finkel Women’s Health Center. Bill had already started several successful philanthropic organizations in Palos Verdes and was convinced that local residents would also be generous in their support of City of Hope. We were also fortunate in having Betty and Irwin Helford not only as residents, but also as strong supporters of this initiative.
Our Chapter quickly mobilized friends and neighbors so that we grew to about 80 members in less than a year. Only eight months later, we held an ambitious dinner fundraiser called “Hope is a Cabaret” and raised over $80,000 from dinner sales, a Tribute Book, silent and live auctions and subsidies for the event. Betty and Irwin Helford were honored as our “Angels of The Year” and over 220 people attended. About 40 of our members also visited City of Hope to witness the “Topping Off” ceremony for the Helford Clinical Research Hospital which opened in summer 2005.
Membership increased to over 100 families in 2005 thanks to a chapter-sponsored luncheon that featured a talk on lung cancer detection and treatment by City of Hope’s Dr. Kemp Kernstine. In October 2005, we held another dinner at the Norris Auditorium called “World of Hope” honoring the Finkels as our “Angels of the Year.” This gala event raised over $90,000 and more than 250 people attended.
In 2006, we had a Valentine’s Day Brunch at a local Clubhouse and invited members to bring guests that might join. The event was successful in bringing together all of our members for fun and to be educated by Dr. Kevin Ferreri on latest developments in treating diabetes at City of Hope. The event brought in 5 new family members. As Chapter President, I also gave talks about City of Hope to a local women’s club and to a local men's breakfast club. The result was sign-ups of 20 new people to take our tour.
We are always looking for new “angels,” so I invite you to attend one of our upcoming meetings and learn how you can support City of Hope in their lifesaving mission by becoming an “Angel of Hope.”
Barry Tyson, President
Angels of Hope Chapter


Barry Tyson
Margaret Scully
Dr. Tim Scully
Vice President,
Membership Development
Yoeni Chin
Publicity Co-Chair
Dolores Caffey-Fleming
Vice President,
Business Development
Lili Tom
Membership Co-Chair
Lisa Billig
Anne Malakoff
Tribute Cards
Terry Rolle
Vice President, Programs
Irene Tyson
Corresponding Secretary
Dolores White
Program Co-Chair
Ann Vogel
Sunshine Chair
Jim Malakoff
Vice President, Future Projects

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Barry Tyson
Nancy Lewis
Director of Development
For general inquiries, contact us:
City of Hope
Angels of Hope
1055 Wilshire Blvd., 12th Fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
800-544-3541 toll-free
213-202-5735 ext. 26157


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