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Music, Film and Entertainment Industry

Music, Film and Entertainment Industry Group
Since the Music, Film and Entertainment Industry Group’s founding in 1973, more than $103 million has been raised to support City of Hope’s mission to cure -and ultimately prevent- cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases.

The Music, Film and Entertainment Industry (MFEI) Group consists of over 100 music and entertainment executives who dedicate their efforts and time to achieve an annual fundraising goal in support of City of Hope.  The group represents the music industry’s senior level executives from all major labels, law firms, artist management and music publishing companies.  Among others, the group is expanding to include executives from concert promoting/touring, film/television, digital and gaming companies.
The dedication and determination of this group has earned it a revered place within a nationwide network of volunteer groups and chapters who give their time to support City of Hope’s research, treatment and educational programs

The Doobie Brothers, Collective Soul, Joe Jonas, Smokey Robinson and Lou Gossett Jr. have joined the fight against cancer by lending their voices to record national public service announcements (PSAs) that highlight the promising research being conducted at City of Hope.
Music and entertainment producer David Forman (Forman Bros.) has created a series of celebrity PSAs that encourage moviegoers nationwide to support City of Hope.Through a partnership with DMI Music and Yes Dear Entertainment, Forman’s audio PSAs are played in theater chains such as AMC, Edwards, Regal, Cinemark and Laemmle.
Listen now to some of the participating artists here:

Executive Board

Bruce Resnikoff
Jason Morey
National Campaign Chair
Peter Gray
Board Members
Michelle Anthony
Steve Bartels
Tom Bennett
Rio Caraeff
Bob Cavallo
Tom Corson
John T. Frankenheimer
Jeff Frasco
Jody Gerson
Charles Goldstuck
Zach Horowitz
Robert Kondrk
Evan Lamberg
Robert Light
Kathy Nelson
Richard Palmese
Don Passman, Esq.
Alissa Pollack
Neil Portnow
Phil Quartararo
David Renzer

Aaron Rosenberg, Esq.
Gary Stiffelman
Livia Tortella
Larry Vallon
Charlie Walk
Eric Wasserman

Past Honorees
The Music, Film and Entertainment Industry Group chapter is comprised of nearly 100 executives who help raise funds for City of Hope through a number of events. Past Spirit of Life Award honorees have included:
Robert Light
Bob Pittman
Shelli & Irving Azoff
Doug Morris
Bob Cavallo
Charles Goldstuck
Mark Mays
Van Toffler
Richard Palmese
Neil Portnow
Burt Berman
Robert Kraft
Gary Lemel
Chris Montan
Kathy Nelson
Lia Vollack
Edgar Bronfman Jr.
Frances W. Preston
Philip Quartararo
Howard Lander
Timothy White
Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds
Antonio “L.A.” Reid
John Sykes
Allen J. Grubman
Fred Rosen
Alain Levy
Michael Dornemann
Al Teller
Thomas D. Mottola
Don Passman
Joe Smith
Bill Graham
Jay Lasker
Quincy Jones
Johnny Mathis
Russ Solomon
Bruce Lundvall
Clive Davis
Mo Ostin
The Spirit of Life Award dinner is annually attended by 1500 key industry leaders.
Past performers have included:
Bryan Adams
Clint Black
Jon Bon Jovi
Boyz II Men
Mariah Carey
Deana Carter
Shawn Colvin
Earth Wind & Fire
Melissa Etheridge
Don Henley
Faith Hill
Elton John
Alicia Keys
Chad Kroeger
Kathy Mattea
John Mellencamp
kd lang
Johnny Matthis
Brian McKnight
Bill Murray
Stevie Nicks
Katy Perry
Paul Reiser
Ryan Seacrest
Marc Shaiman
Garry Shandling
Rod Stewart
James Taylor
Steve Winwood
Stevie Wonder


Thursday, October 23, 2014
Honoring Eddy Cue, Senior Vice President, Internet Software and Services, Apple
Pacific Design Center 
West Hollywood, CA
March 2015
Taste of Hope
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June 2015
Songs of Hope
Los Angeles, CA
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Date TBD 2015
All in For Hope
Los Angeles, CA
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Upcoming Events
October 23, 2014
The Spirit of Life Award Event
Honoring Eddy Cue, Senior Vice President, Internet Software and Services, Apple
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Pacific Design Center
West Hollywood, CA
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100% of the winning bid amounts will benefit City of Hope.


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About City of Hope
Ranked as one of  "America’s Best Hospitals"  in cancer by U.S.News & World Report, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of hematopoietic cell transplantation and genetics. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest honor bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope's research and treatment protocols advance care throughout the nation.
City of Hope has earned the highest overall rating of four stars for fiscal responsibility from Charity Navigator, America's premier independent charity watchdog group, for the fifth straight year.
For 100 years, we’ve been a global leader in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS. Hope powers our dream of curing diseases that affect millions of people worldwide. We need help from people like you. Become a Citizen of Hope, and join us in the fight to save lives all over the world.