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32 Years of Support - $130 Million Raised                                                                                                                                      
In 1983, a group of corporate leaders dedicated to supporting City of Hope and its mission to find the cures for cancer and other life-threatening diseases banded together to form the National Office Products Council.  In 2014, the council was renamed to the National Business Products Council to reflect the addition of growing sectors in the areas of technology, break room, janitorial/sanitation and industrial within the office products industry.

Since its founding, the annual business products industry fundraising campaign has raised $130 million through its annual support efforts that include employee giving drives, company hosted golf outings, events, product sales and customer promotions.  More than 200 business products companies from every segment of the industry - retailers, independent dealers, wholesalers, buying groups, manufacturers and sales reps – unite to support the campaign each and every year.
 
 
 
 
Many Thanks to the following companies that donated and/or raised over $100,000 in 2014.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                  
 
 
 
 
 
                               
 
           
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2015 Honoree Golf Outing at Chambers Bay
July 13 - 14, 2015
Chambers Bay - University Place, Washington
 
 
 
 
 
 

Join esteemed members of City of Hope’s National Office Products Industry for the Honoree Golf Outing at Chambers Bay hosted by Hewlett-Packard, July 13-14, 2015. We expect 100 of our industry’s most influential executives to gather for this exclusive event.
 
Chambers Bay will play host both to the 2015 U.S. Open.  Surrounded by the majestic views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, Chambers Bay provides for a golf enthusiast's nirvana through the Robert Trent Jones II designed course. Similar to the traditional links courses of Scotland, Robert Trent Jones II designed Chambers Bay to challenge participants creative shot-making which is synonymous with links golf. Chambers Bay offers no "line of play", but an endless number of possibilities from tee to green.
 
Schedule
 
Monday, July 13, 2015
 
Time
All Day
12:00-5:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m. 
9:00 p.m.
 
Activity
Airport Shuttle Service
Registration
Shuttles to Chambers Bay
Cocktail Reception
Dinner
Program
Shuttles to Hotel Murano
 
Location
Airports
Hotel Murano
Hotel Murano Lobby
Chambers Bay Event Pavilion
Chambers Bay Event Pavilion

Chambers Bay Event Pavilion
Chambers Bay Event Pavilion
 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
 
Time   Activity   Location
6:30-8:00 a.m.   Shuttle to Golf Course   Hotel Murano Lobby
7:00-8:45 a.m.   Breakfast Buffet   Chambers Bay Event Pavilion
8:45 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
 
Call to Cart
Shotgun Start
 
Chambers Bay
Chambers Bay
2:00-3:00 p.m.   Lunch   Chambers Bay Event Pavilion
2:30 - 3:30 p.m
3:00-5:45 p.m.
 
Shuttles to Murano Hotel
Free Time
  Chambers Bay
6:00-7:00 p.m   Cocktail Reception   LeMay-America's Car Museum
7:00-8:00 p.m.   Awards Reception & Dinner   LeMay-America's Car Museum
8:00 p.m.   Shuttles to Hotel Murano   LeMay-America's Car Museum
 


Sponsors

Dinner Sponsored by:



 
 
 



2015 "Hope Matters" Campaign

National Business Products Industry Campaign Update
The 2015 “Hope Matters” campaign continues to go extremely well, to date raising $8.25 million and ahead of last year’s pace. Much thanks to the collective efforts of Steve Sakumoto, Sam Richardson and the outstanding HP team along with everyone in the National Business Products Industry. 
 
2015 Honoree Golf Outing at Chambers Bay – June 13
Chambers Bay provided perfect weather, amazing views and challenging golf conditions for simply a terrific two days of golf, dinners and industry camaraderie.  Dinner at the LeMay Car Museum featuring special guest speaker Drew Bledsoe capped off a memorable two days in the Pacific Northwest which raised nearly $400,000! Special thanks to all who attended along with HP for hosting and Office Depot for their $50,000 Dinner Sponsorship.
 
Next Up on the Calendar
Over the next two months, there are a myriad of event and programs taking place hosted by ACCO Brands, Smead and Fellowes.  These longstanding events supported by the industry business partners, vendors and suppliers of the companies involved, including transportation, logistics, raw goods suppliers, printers, marketing, legal, insurance, printers, etc. bringing with them a whole new audience of support for the campaign each and every year.  Thanks to Boris Elisman, Sharon Avent and Jamie Fellowes for their ongoing support.
 
GOJO Golf Outing at Firestone – August 31
Our friends at GOJO will be hosting their annual event on August 31 at the renowned Firestone Golf Club in Akron, Ohio.  Thanks to Steve Schultz, Marlin Wendland and the entire GOJO team for hosting this annual event along with their leadership with the newly formed Industrial Committee.
 
Howard Wolf Golf Classic - September 16
Join us for the 27th annual Howard Wolf Golf Classic presented by Essendant and HP.  Platinum Sponsors include Avery, Office Depot and Staples! The event takes place September 16 at Cantigny Golf Club, the day before Spirit of Life.  Visit www.cityofhope.org/howard-wolf-golf to register now!
 
Spirit of Life Gala Honoring Steve Sakumoto - September 17
Similarly, the invitations and response forms have just been finalized for the Spirit of Life Gala in Chicago on September 17.  Hard copies in the mail shortly and in the meantime we’ll also send out to our master mailing list electronically in the next day or two.  Communications regarding Howard Wolf and Spirit of Life will also appear in OPI and iDealer ads, OPMA eblast messages, COH Industry Newsletters, COH emails and via LinkedIn.  Our sincere thanks again to everyone for your support and industry leadership.
 
Golf Outings
Since the last update 5-6 weeks ago, we’ve had a number of events.
 
HON Golf Outing and Presidents Roundtable - $525,000
Once again, Jerry Dittmer and the HNI team were amazing, raising over $525,000!  HNI’s vendors and suppliers were treated to two days of business meetings, presentations, dinners and a terrific day of golf at Geneva Country Club.  The HON team continues to raise the bar and once again the HON Golf Outing will likely be the single largest golf outing fundraiser City of Hope will benefit from this year. 
 
Synnex Golf Outing at Medinah – $126,000
Thanks again to Bob Stegner and the entire Synnex team for hosting their 1st annual golf outing benefiting City of Hope at Medinah Country Club raising $126,000.  This is a vitally important new event aligning with development efforts in the Technology sector.  Great time had by all and Synnex has reconfirmed hosting the event again next year, likely in Southern California.
 
The Office City/Godfrey Group Golf Outing at Olympic Club - $142,000
This year the teams at Office City and the Godfrey Group made the decision to move their annual event to the Olympic Club, home to numerous PGA Majors including the US Open.  That proved to be a game changing decision as the group was treated to a picture perfect day of golf, an amazing two days of socializing and networking led by the annual dinner at Dick Dodge’s home. With the venue change, pricing and participation grew 40%, raising $142,000 for City of Hope. This annual event is our only independent dealer hosted golf outing and great example for hopefully other independent dealers to follow with City of Hope golf outings of their own!  From the event,  Stacy Sakata, President of Hawaii Stationery stated interest in hosting their 1st annual City of Hope golf fundraiser in Hawaii next year. 
 
Frey Gaede Golf Outing at Bridgewater Club – $67,000
The pristine conditions at Bridgewater Club in Carmel, Indiana set the perfect backdrop to Frey Gaede’s annual Golf Outing supporting City of Hope.  120 golfers participated raising a record $67,000 in support of life-saving cancer and treatment. Special guest speaker and broadcast icon, Don Criqui closed out a sensational day of golf and fundraising.  Thanks again to Todd Gaede, John Frey and the entire Frey Gaede team.  
 
Direct Mail Corporate Matching Gift Programs
Thanks again to all of our $100,000 match sponsors!  This program continues to generate amazing results for City of Hope.  Essendant will also support the program for the 2016 campaign year, tallying 6 Direct Mail Corporate Match programs benefiting City of Hope in the NBPI fundraising campaign! Our sincere thanks again to our match sponsors ACCO Brands, 3M (Scotch and Post-It), HP, Office Depot and Essendant!
 
• Scotch - $1,809,156
• ACCO Brands - $662,764
• Office Depot - $604,831
• HP - $466,901
• Post-It - $100,000 
 
ACCO Employee Giving
Special thanks to our family of friends and supporters from ACCO Brands.  Each year they conduct a virtual Walk for Hope across America, incorporating their corporate office employees along with employees in various offices across the country.  They just concluded their annual Walk – over 300 employees/walkers in 8 locations participated raising nearly $25,000!  A great and fun way to bring employees from various offices together for the cause Thanks to Boris Elisman and the entire ACCO team! To date, ACCO employee fundraising activities taking place all year long have raised well over $100,000!
 
LC Industries Foundation Donation - $100,000
Thanks to the efforts of Bill Hudson, President of LC Industries and longtime supporter of City of Hope, the LC Industries Foundation donated $100,000 to support City of Hope research, specifically supporting the work of National Business Industry Professor in Diabetes Research, Dr. Rama Natarajan.  Dr. Natarajan is leading important research relating to the side effect of blindness in some diabetes patients and determining why that occurs, ways to identify it sooner and perhaps alter the outcome altogether.  For companies that have Foundations supporting health and human services, or know of companies in the industry that do, another great way to support City of Hope!
 
Pink Products Sales Promotions
Once again, we can’t thank our product sales partners enough!  Thanks to 3M, ACCO Brands, AOPD, Georgia-Pacific, GOJO, HP, Innovative Storage Designs, International Paper, Newell Rubbermaid, SPR, Essendant, Supplies Network and Synnex!
 
Avery Golf 2016
Huge thanks to Jim Sellors and Barry Lane of Avery for bringing back the annual Avery Golf Outing in 2016! Over the past two years Avery had activated an online fundraiser with their vendors and suppliers which will raise well over $200,000 for City of Hope.  We are very grateful to see the golf outing back on the calendar scheduled for February 16, 2016 at Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, CA.
 
2016 Calendar
Regarding the 2016 calendar, we have been making great progress in confirming and scheduling many of our annual events already.  Of special note, please mark your calendar for these upcoming events in 2016:

• February 10-11, 2016  for the City Of Hope Tour and Hall of Fame Dinner
• September 15, 2016 for the Spirit of Life Gala at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois
 

National Business Products Council

 
CHAIRMAN
 
  Jamie Fellowes
Chairman
Fellowes, Inc

 

 
 
 
  Sharon Avent
President and CEO
Smead Manufacturing Co.        
Steve Paccone
Vice President National Specialty Retail
Coca-Cola
  Jerry Dittmer
President
The HON Company
Cody Phipps
President and CEO
United Stationers
Joe Doody
 
Joe Doody
Vice President
Staples, Inc.
 
Sam Richardson
Vice President US Enterprise Sales, PPS Americas 
Hewlett-Packard
 
Boris Elisman
CEO
ACCO Brands Corporation
Steve Sakumoto
Vice President & GM
Hewlett-Packard
 
Robert Enk
President
Professional Sales Associates
 
Dave Schenker
President
Innovative Storage Designs
 
Steve Hilleard
CEO
Office Products International(OPI)
Steve Schmidt
President, International
Office Depot
 
Walter Johnsen
Chairman and CEO
Acme United
Steve Schultz
President and CEO GOJO
North America
GOJO Industries
 
Bob Kibbe
Sr. Vice President
Newell Rubbermaid
Jim Sellors
President, North America
Avery
 
Paul Kim
Vice President& GM
3M
Todd Shelton
Chief Financial Officer
United  Stationers
 
Scott Light
President, GP Professional
Gerogia-Pacific
Bob Stegner
Sr. Vice President
Synnex
 
 
Michael Morris
Vice President
TriMega
Rick Toppin
President
S.P. Richards Co.
 
Melvin"Bud" Mundt
Executive Director
AOPD
Ted Walter 
President
Complete Office of California
                  
       
         
         
         
         
         
 

Spirit of Life Gala

City of Hope’s National Business Products Industry invites you to join them at the
2015 Spirit of Life Award Dinner honoring Steve Sakumoto, Vice President & GM, Hewlett-Packard
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thursday September 17, 2015  
5:30 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Dinner and Program
Chicage Hilton, Chicago, IL
Business Attire  
   
 
 

City of Hope’s National Business Products Industry has annually recognized extraordinary humanitarians with its Spirit of Life award.  These are individual who have affected positive change through their tireless efforts and exemplify the ideals and values that have guided City of Hope for more than a century – those whose professional and humanitarian accomplishments are worthy of celebration.
 
This year that rich tradition continues as the industry honors Hewlett-Packard Vice President and General Manager, Steve Sakumoto.
 
 
 

National Business Products Events

 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
COMING UP IN 2016!
 
March 10, 2016
Janet Pederson Memorial "Curling For the Cure", Sponsored by Quality Park 
St. Paul Curling Club-St. Paul Minnesota
 
May 23, 2016
Georgia-Pacific Golf Outing & Vendor Summit
TPC Sugarloaf-Duluth, Georgia
 
2015
 
Feb 12
City of Hope Tour and Hall of Fame Dinner
Langham Resort-Pasadena, California

Feb 19-22
Birdies of Hope Presented by Staples PGA Northern Trust Open Benefiting City of Hope
Riviera Country Club-Pacific Palisades, California

March 5
Quality Park Curling for the cure
St. Paul Curling Club-St. Paul Minnesota
 
March 8-12
AOPD Annual Meeting and City of Hope Check Presentation Dinner
Hyatt Regency-Huntington Beach, California

March 25-26
S.P. Richards Co. Heritage of Hope Golf Outing & Vendor Summit
Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate-Orlando, Florida

April 26-29
Office Partners Bass Fishing Tournament
Dream Lake Lodge-Livingston, Alabama
 
May 11-12
Bob Parker Memorial Golf Outing Hosted United Stationers
Kiawah Island Resort, Ocean Course-Kiawah Island, South Carolina
 
May 18
Georgia-Pacific Golf Outing & Vendor Summit
TPC Sugarloaf-Duluth, Georgia
 
June 15
Synnex Golf Outing & Vendor Summit
Medinah Country Club,Course #1-ChicagoIllinois
 
June 21-25
S.P. Richards Co. ABC Conference, Exhibitor Show and Raffle
MGM Grand-Las Vegas, Nevada
 
June 24-25
HON Golf Outing & President's Roundtable
Geneva Country Club-Muscatine, Iowa
 
June 28-29
The Olympic Club, San Francisco, California

July 13-14
Honoree Golf Outing at Chambers Bay, Hosted by Hewlett-Packard Dinner Sponsored by Office Depot
Chambers Bay Golf Club – University Place, Washington
 
July 20
Frey Gaede Golf Outing
The Bridgewater Club – Carmel, Indiana
 
August 3
ACCO Brands Golf Outing
Knollwood Club- Lake Forest, Illinois
 
August 10
Smead Manufacturing Co. Golf Outing
Stone Ridge Golf Club-Stillwater, Minnesota
 
August 24
Fellowes Golf Outing
The Grove Country Club- Long Grove, Illinois
 
August TBD
Chuckal's Office Products Golf Outing
Chambers Bay Golf Club- University Place, Washington
 
August 31
GOJO Golf Outing & Vendor Summit
Firestone Country Club,South Course-Akron, Ohio
 
September 16
Howard Wolf Golf Classic, Sponsored by HP and Essendant
Platinum Sponsored by Staples, Office Depot and Avery
Cantigny Golf Club-Wheaton, Illinois
 
September 17
Spirit of Life Gala
Chicago Hilton-Chicago, Illinois
 
October 7-9
TriMega/Independent Stationers Annual Conference, Exhibitor Show and Raffle
Cosmopolitan-Las Vegas, Nevada
 

How to Support

 
James Fellowes
National Business Products Council Chair
Chairman of the Board
Fellowes, Inc.
 
To download pdf, click "Your Support Makes A Difference"
 
 
 
 

Click below to learn about any of the several ways in which you can help City of Hope:
 
The National Business Products Industry is joining together to raise $1 million in personal giving. These donations will create an endowment for leading-edge diabetes investigations at City of Hope.
 
 
The Spirit of Life Award is presented annually to individuals who have made a notable contribution to both their community and profession. The National Office Products Industry fundraising group for City of Hope selects honorees for its Spirit of Life Award who have fundamentally influenced the direction of the industry.
 
Cause-related marketing involves intricate marketing campaigns that strategically align your organization with a specific cause consumers care about.
 
Irwin Helford, retired leader of Viking Office Products, Inc. and James Fellowes, Chairman and CEO of Fellowes, Inc. urge the support of the office products industry to join City of Hope’s fight against cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
 
Learn about City of Hope's Employee Giving program that supports groundbreaking research and state-of-the-art patient care.
 
Join a group of retired City of Hope alumni supporters. Members will stay updated on the annual fundraising campaign, various regional social events and Alumni updates.
 

Personal Giving Club Matching Programs

For nearly 32 years, the National Business Products Industry has helped City of
Hope lead the search for a cure.

In support of the 2015 Hope Matters campaign, Office Depot  has donated $50,000 in matching funds for any size donation starting at just $25.

Individuals who donate at Legions of Hope or Friends for Hope personal gift club level, can receive a double match, courtesy of Office Depot and either Irvwin Helford or Jamie Fellowes. Irwin Helford is again donating $15,000 in matching funds for Legions of Hope and Jamie Fellowes is donating $25,000 for Friends for Hope.

 

 

Help Erase Cancer

 
 
 
 
                              

 

Irwin Helford

           
  
                Robert Enk

 

James Fellowes

     
Join Legions of Hope today and Irwin Helford will generously match the first 50 memberships dollar for dollar.

Learn more >>
Join Bob Enk and hundreds of your peers by donating $10 or more for the
 
 
Join  Friends for Hope today and James Fellowes will generously match the first 25 memberships, up to $25,000. 

Learn more >>
 
 
 

Media & Information

To download pdf, click "Your Support Makes A Difference"
Generating awareness for City of Hope and its life-saving mission is critical in our fight against cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Through the National Business Product Industry's support, City of Hope has made great strides in our efforts to ultimately find a cure for cancer.

With the Digital Tool Kit, we’ve included vital information on City of Hope you can share with your friends and colleagues. Encourage those individuals to share the information with their network.  Together, we can help find the cures to cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ron Sargent, Chairman and CEO, Staples
 

National Business Products Industry Tour Presentations
 
 
 

National Business Products Industry Tour and Hall of Fame Dinner
 
 
 

National Business Products Industry

National Business Products Industry

32 Years of Support - $130 Million Raised                                                                                                                                      
In 1983, a group of corporate leaders dedicated to supporting City of Hope and its mission to find the cures for cancer and other life-threatening diseases banded together to form the National Office Products Council.  In 2014, the council was renamed to the National Business Products Council to reflect the addition of growing sectors in the areas of technology, break room, janitorial/sanitation and industrial within the office products industry.

Since its founding, the annual business products industry fundraising campaign has raised $130 million through its annual support efforts that include employee giving drives, company hosted golf outings, events, product sales and customer promotions.  More than 200 business products companies from every segment of the industry - retailers, independent dealers, wholesalers, buying groups, manufacturers and sales reps – unite to support the campaign each and every year.
 
 
 
 
Many Thanks to the following companies that donated and/or raised over $100,000 in 2014.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                  
 
 
 
 
 
                               
 
           
 
 
 
 
 
 

2015 Honoree Golf Outing

 
2015 Honoree Golf Outing at Chambers Bay
July 13 - 14, 2015
Chambers Bay - University Place, Washington
 
 
 
 
 
 

Join esteemed members of City of Hope’s National Office Products Industry for the Honoree Golf Outing at Chambers Bay hosted by Hewlett-Packard, July 13-14, 2015. We expect 100 of our industry’s most influential executives to gather for this exclusive event.
 
Chambers Bay will play host both to the 2015 U.S. Open.  Surrounded by the majestic views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, Chambers Bay provides for a golf enthusiast's nirvana through the Robert Trent Jones II designed course. Similar to the traditional links courses of Scotland, Robert Trent Jones II designed Chambers Bay to challenge participants creative shot-making which is synonymous with links golf. Chambers Bay offers no "line of play", but an endless number of possibilities from tee to green.
 
Schedule
 
Monday, July 13, 2015
 
Time
All Day
12:00-5:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m. 
9:00 p.m.
 
Activity
Airport Shuttle Service
Registration
Shuttles to Chambers Bay
Cocktail Reception
Dinner
Program
Shuttles to Hotel Murano
 
Location
Airports
Hotel Murano
Hotel Murano Lobby
Chambers Bay Event Pavilion
Chambers Bay Event Pavilion

Chambers Bay Event Pavilion
Chambers Bay Event Pavilion
 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
 
Time   Activity   Location
6:30-8:00 a.m.   Shuttle to Golf Course   Hotel Murano Lobby
7:00-8:45 a.m.   Breakfast Buffet   Chambers Bay Event Pavilion
8:45 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
 
Call to Cart
Shotgun Start
 
Chambers Bay
Chambers Bay
2:00-3:00 p.m.   Lunch   Chambers Bay Event Pavilion
2:30 - 3:30 p.m
3:00-5:45 p.m.
 
Shuttles to Murano Hotel
Free Time
  Chambers Bay
6:00-7:00 p.m   Cocktail Reception   LeMay-America's Car Museum
7:00-8:00 p.m.   Awards Reception & Dinner   LeMay-America's Car Museum
8:00 p.m.   Shuttles to Hotel Murano   LeMay-America's Car Museum
 


Sponsors

Dinner Sponsored by:



 
 
 



2015 Hope Matters Campaign

2015 "Hope Matters" Campaign

National Business Products Industry Campaign Update
The 2015 “Hope Matters” campaign continues to go extremely well, to date raising $8.25 million and ahead of last year’s pace. Much thanks to the collective efforts of Steve Sakumoto, Sam Richardson and the outstanding HP team along with everyone in the National Business Products Industry. 
 
2015 Honoree Golf Outing at Chambers Bay – June 13
Chambers Bay provided perfect weather, amazing views and challenging golf conditions for simply a terrific two days of golf, dinners and industry camaraderie.  Dinner at the LeMay Car Museum featuring special guest speaker Drew Bledsoe capped off a memorable two days in the Pacific Northwest which raised nearly $400,000! Special thanks to all who attended along with HP for hosting and Office Depot for their $50,000 Dinner Sponsorship.
 
Next Up on the Calendar
Over the next two months, there are a myriad of event and programs taking place hosted by ACCO Brands, Smead and Fellowes.  These longstanding events supported by the industry business partners, vendors and suppliers of the companies involved, including transportation, logistics, raw goods suppliers, printers, marketing, legal, insurance, printers, etc. bringing with them a whole new audience of support for the campaign each and every year.  Thanks to Boris Elisman, Sharon Avent and Jamie Fellowes for their ongoing support.
 
GOJO Golf Outing at Firestone – August 31
Our friends at GOJO will be hosting their annual event on August 31 at the renowned Firestone Golf Club in Akron, Ohio.  Thanks to Steve Schultz, Marlin Wendland and the entire GOJO team for hosting this annual event along with their leadership with the newly formed Industrial Committee.
 
Howard Wolf Golf Classic - September 16
Join us for the 27th annual Howard Wolf Golf Classic presented by Essendant and HP.  Platinum Sponsors include Avery, Office Depot and Staples! The event takes place September 16 at Cantigny Golf Club, the day before Spirit of Life.  Visit www.cityofhope.org/howard-wolf-golf to register now!
 
Spirit of Life Gala Honoring Steve Sakumoto - September 17
Similarly, the invitations and response forms have just been finalized for the Spirit of Life Gala in Chicago on September 17.  Hard copies in the mail shortly and in the meantime we’ll also send out to our master mailing list electronically in the next day or two.  Communications regarding Howard Wolf and Spirit of Life will also appear in OPI and iDealer ads, OPMA eblast messages, COH Industry Newsletters, COH emails and via LinkedIn.  Our sincere thanks again to everyone for your support and industry leadership.
 
Golf Outings
Since the last update 5-6 weeks ago, we’ve had a number of events.
 
HON Golf Outing and Presidents Roundtable - $525,000
Once again, Jerry Dittmer and the HNI team were amazing, raising over $525,000!  HNI’s vendors and suppliers were treated to two days of business meetings, presentations, dinners and a terrific day of golf at Geneva Country Club.  The HON team continues to raise the bar and once again the HON Golf Outing will likely be the single largest golf outing fundraiser City of Hope will benefit from this year. 
 
Synnex Golf Outing at Medinah – $126,000
Thanks again to Bob Stegner and the entire Synnex team for hosting their 1st annual golf outing benefiting City of Hope at Medinah Country Club raising $126,000.  This is a vitally important new event aligning with development efforts in the Technology sector.  Great time had by all and Synnex has reconfirmed hosting the event again next year, likely in Southern California.
 
The Office City/Godfrey Group Golf Outing at Olympic Club - $142,000
This year the teams at Office City and the Godfrey Group made the decision to move their annual event to the Olympic Club, home to numerous PGA Majors including the US Open.  That proved to be a game changing decision as the group was treated to a picture perfect day of golf, an amazing two days of socializing and networking led by the annual dinner at Dick Dodge’s home. With the venue change, pricing and participation grew 40%, raising $142,000 for City of Hope. This annual event is our only independent dealer hosted golf outing and great example for hopefully other independent dealers to follow with City of Hope golf outings of their own!  From the event,  Stacy Sakata, President of Hawaii Stationery stated interest in hosting their 1st annual City of Hope golf fundraiser in Hawaii next year. 
 
Frey Gaede Golf Outing at Bridgewater Club – $67,000
The pristine conditions at Bridgewater Club in Carmel, Indiana set the perfect backdrop to Frey Gaede’s annual Golf Outing supporting City of Hope.  120 golfers participated raising a record $67,000 in support of life-saving cancer and treatment. Special guest speaker and broadcast icon, Don Criqui closed out a sensational day of golf and fundraising.  Thanks again to Todd Gaede, John Frey and the entire Frey Gaede team.  
 
Direct Mail Corporate Matching Gift Programs
Thanks again to all of our $100,000 match sponsors!  This program continues to generate amazing results for City of Hope.  Essendant will also support the program for the 2016 campaign year, tallying 6 Direct Mail Corporate Match programs benefiting City of Hope in the NBPI fundraising campaign! Our sincere thanks again to our match sponsors ACCO Brands, 3M (Scotch and Post-It), HP, Office Depot and Essendant!
 
• Scotch - $1,809,156
• ACCO Brands - $662,764
• Office Depot - $604,831
• HP - $466,901
• Post-It - $100,000 
 
ACCO Employee Giving
Special thanks to our family of friends and supporters from ACCO Brands.  Each year they conduct a virtual Walk for Hope across America, incorporating their corporate office employees along with employees in various offices across the country.  They just concluded their annual Walk – over 300 employees/walkers in 8 locations participated raising nearly $25,000!  A great and fun way to bring employees from various offices together for the cause Thanks to Boris Elisman and the entire ACCO team! To date, ACCO employee fundraising activities taking place all year long have raised well over $100,000!
 
LC Industries Foundation Donation - $100,000
Thanks to the efforts of Bill Hudson, President of LC Industries and longtime supporter of City of Hope, the LC Industries Foundation donated $100,000 to support City of Hope research, specifically supporting the work of National Business Industry Professor in Diabetes Research, Dr. Rama Natarajan.  Dr. Natarajan is leading important research relating to the side effect of blindness in some diabetes patients and determining why that occurs, ways to identify it sooner and perhaps alter the outcome altogether.  For companies that have Foundations supporting health and human services, or know of companies in the industry that do, another great way to support City of Hope!
 
Pink Products Sales Promotions
Once again, we can’t thank our product sales partners enough!  Thanks to 3M, ACCO Brands, AOPD, Georgia-Pacific, GOJO, HP, Innovative Storage Designs, International Paper, Newell Rubbermaid, SPR, Essendant, Supplies Network and Synnex!
 
Avery Golf 2016
Huge thanks to Jim Sellors and Barry Lane of Avery for bringing back the annual Avery Golf Outing in 2016! Over the past two years Avery had activated an online fundraiser with their vendors and suppliers which will raise well over $200,000 for City of Hope.  We are very grateful to see the golf outing back on the calendar scheduled for February 16, 2016 at Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, CA.
 
2016 Calendar
Regarding the 2016 calendar, we have been making great progress in confirming and scheduling many of our annual events already.  Of special note, please mark your calendar for these upcoming events in 2016:

• February 10-11, 2016  for the City Of Hope Tour and Hall of Fame Dinner
• September 15, 2016 for the Spirit of Life Gala at Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois
 

Council Members

National Business Products Council

 
CHAIRMAN
 
  Jamie Fellowes
Chairman
Fellowes, Inc

 

 
 
 
  Sharon Avent
President and CEO
Smead Manufacturing Co.        
Steve Paccone
Vice President National Specialty Retail
Coca-Cola
  Jerry Dittmer
President
The HON Company
Cody Phipps
President and CEO
United Stationers
Joe Doody
 
Joe Doody
Vice President
Staples, Inc.
 
Sam Richardson
Vice President US Enterprise Sales, PPS Americas 
Hewlett-Packard
 
Boris Elisman
CEO
ACCO Brands Corporation
Steve Sakumoto
Vice President & GM
Hewlett-Packard
 
Robert Enk
President
Professional Sales Associates
 
Dave Schenker
President
Innovative Storage Designs
 
Steve Hilleard
CEO
Office Products International(OPI)
Steve Schmidt
President, International
Office Depot
 
Walter Johnsen
Chairman and CEO
Acme United
Steve Schultz
President and CEO GOJO
North America
GOJO Industries
 
Bob Kibbe
Sr. Vice President
Newell Rubbermaid
Jim Sellors
President, North America
Avery
 
Paul Kim
Vice President& GM
3M
Todd Shelton
Chief Financial Officer
United  Stationers
 
Scott Light
President, GP Professional
Gerogia-Pacific
Bob Stegner
Sr. Vice President
Synnex
 
 
Michael Morris
Vice President
TriMega
Rick Toppin
President
S.P. Richards Co.
 
Melvin"Bud" Mundt
Executive Director
AOPD
Ted Walter 
President
Complete Office of California
                  
       
         
         
         
         
         
 

Spirit of Life® Award Gala Information

Spirit of Life Gala

City of Hope’s National Business Products Industry invites you to join them at the
2015 Spirit of Life Award Dinner honoring Steve Sakumoto, Vice President & GM, Hewlett-Packard
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thursday September 17, 2015  
5:30 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Dinner and Program
Chicage Hilton, Chicago, IL
Business Attire  
   
 
 

City of Hope’s National Business Products Industry has annually recognized extraordinary humanitarians with its Spirit of Life award.  These are individual who have affected positive change through their tireless efforts and exemplify the ideals and values that have guided City of Hope for more than a century – those whose professional and humanitarian accomplishments are worthy of celebration.
 
This year that rich tradition continues as the industry honors Hewlett-Packard Vice President and General Manager, Steve Sakumoto.
 
 
 

Events

National Business Products Events

 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
COMING UP IN 2016!
 
March 10, 2016
Janet Pederson Memorial "Curling For the Cure", Sponsored by Quality Park 
St. Paul Curling Club-St. Paul Minnesota
 
May 23, 2016
Georgia-Pacific Golf Outing & Vendor Summit
TPC Sugarloaf-Duluth, Georgia
 
2015
 
Feb 12
City of Hope Tour and Hall of Fame Dinner
Langham Resort-Pasadena, California

Feb 19-22
Birdies of Hope Presented by Staples PGA Northern Trust Open Benefiting City of Hope
Riviera Country Club-Pacific Palisades, California

March 5
Quality Park Curling for the cure
St. Paul Curling Club-St. Paul Minnesota
 
March 8-12
AOPD Annual Meeting and City of Hope Check Presentation Dinner
Hyatt Regency-Huntington Beach, California

March 25-26
S.P. Richards Co. Heritage of Hope Golf Outing & Vendor Summit
Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate-Orlando, Florida

April 26-29
Office Partners Bass Fishing Tournament
Dream Lake Lodge-Livingston, Alabama
 
May 11-12
Bob Parker Memorial Golf Outing Hosted United Stationers
Kiawah Island Resort, Ocean Course-Kiawah Island, South Carolina
 
May 18
Georgia-Pacific Golf Outing & Vendor Summit
TPC Sugarloaf-Duluth, Georgia
 
June 15
Synnex Golf Outing & Vendor Summit
Medinah Country Club,Course #1-ChicagoIllinois
 
June 21-25
S.P. Richards Co. ABC Conference, Exhibitor Show and Raffle
MGM Grand-Las Vegas, Nevada
 
June 24-25
HON Golf Outing & President's Roundtable
Geneva Country Club-Muscatine, Iowa
 
June 28-29
The Olympic Club, San Francisco, California

July 13-14
Honoree Golf Outing at Chambers Bay, Hosted by Hewlett-Packard Dinner Sponsored by Office Depot
Chambers Bay Golf Club – University Place, Washington
 
July 20
Frey Gaede Golf Outing
The Bridgewater Club – Carmel, Indiana
 
August 3
ACCO Brands Golf Outing
Knollwood Club- Lake Forest, Illinois
 
August 10
Smead Manufacturing Co. Golf Outing
Stone Ridge Golf Club-Stillwater, Minnesota
 
August 24
Fellowes Golf Outing
The Grove Country Club- Long Grove, Illinois
 
August TBD
Chuckal's Office Products Golf Outing
Chambers Bay Golf Club- University Place, Washington
 
August 31
GOJO Golf Outing & Vendor Summit
Firestone Country Club,South Course-Akron, Ohio
 
September 16
Howard Wolf Golf Classic, Sponsored by HP and Essendant
Platinum Sponsored by Staples, Office Depot and Avery
Cantigny Golf Club-Wheaton, Illinois
 
September 17
Spirit of Life Gala
Chicago Hilton-Chicago, Illinois
 
October 7-9
TriMega/Independent Stationers Annual Conference, Exhibitor Show and Raffle
Cosmopolitan-Las Vegas, Nevada
 

How to Support

How to Support

 
James Fellowes
National Business Products Council Chair
Chairman of the Board
Fellowes, Inc.
 
To download pdf, click "Your Support Makes A Difference"
 
 
 
 

Click below to learn about any of the several ways in which you can help City of Hope:
 
The National Business Products Industry is joining together to raise $1 million in personal giving. These donations will create an endowment for leading-edge diabetes investigations at City of Hope.
 
 
The Spirit of Life Award is presented annually to individuals who have made a notable contribution to both their community and profession. The National Office Products Industry fundraising group for City of Hope selects honorees for its Spirit of Life Award who have fundamentally influenced the direction of the industry.
 
Cause-related marketing involves intricate marketing campaigns that strategically align your organization with a specific cause consumers care about.
 
Irwin Helford, retired leader of Viking Office Products, Inc. and James Fellowes, Chairman and CEO of Fellowes, Inc. urge the support of the office products industry to join City of Hope’s fight against cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
 
Learn about City of Hope's Employee Giving program that supports groundbreaking research and state-of-the-art patient care.
 
Join a group of retired City of Hope alumni supporters. Members will stay updated on the annual fundraising campaign, various regional social events and Alumni updates.
 

Personal Giving Match Program

Personal Giving Club Matching Programs

For nearly 32 years, the National Business Products Industry has helped City of
Hope lead the search for a cure.

In support of the 2015 Hope Matters campaign, Office Depot  has donated $50,000 in matching funds for any size donation starting at just $25.

Individuals who donate at Legions of Hope or Friends for Hope personal gift club level, can receive a double match, courtesy of Office Depot and either Irvwin Helford or Jamie Fellowes. Irwin Helford is again donating $15,000 in matching funds for Legions of Hope and Jamie Fellowes is donating $25,000 for Friends for Hope.

 

 

Help Erase Cancer

 
 
 
 
                              

 

Irwin Helford

           
  
                Robert Enk

 

James Fellowes

     
Join Legions of Hope today and Irwin Helford will generously match the first 50 memberships dollar for dollar.

Learn more >>
Join Bob Enk and hundreds of your peers by donating $10 or more for the
 
 
Join  Friends for Hope today and James Fellowes will generously match the first 25 memberships, up to $25,000. 

Learn more >>
 
 
 

Media & Information

Media & Information

To download pdf, click "Your Support Makes A Difference"
Generating awareness for City of Hope and its life-saving mission is critical in our fight against cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Through the National Business Product Industry's support, City of Hope has made great strides in our efforts to ultimately find a cure for cancer.

With the Digital Tool Kit, we’ve included vital information on City of Hope you can share with your friends and colleagues. Encourage those individuals to share the information with their network.  Together, we can help find the cures to cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ron Sargent, Chairman and CEO, Staples
 

National Business Products Industry Tour Presentations
 
 
 

National Business Products Industry Tour and Hall of Fame Dinner
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
August 10
Smead Manufacturing Co. Golf Outing
Stone Ridge Golf Club - Stillwater, Minnesota
 
August 24
Fellowes Golf Outing
The Grove Country Club - Long Grove, Illinois
 
August 31
Firestone Country Club, South Course - Akron, Ohio
 
September 16
Cantigny Golf Club - Wheaton, Illinois 
 
 
 
September 17
Chicago Hilton - Chicago, Illinois 
 
 
 
 
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Contact Us
Matt Dodd
Senior Director of Corporate Philanthropy

Cathleen Tighe
Director of Corporate Philanthropy
ctighe@coh.org   

Monique De Vaughn
Coordinator
mdevaughn@coh.org

Rebeca Martinez
Campaign Assistant
rmartinez@coh.org

Ariana Castellanos 
Coordinator
acastellanos@coh.org

For general inquiries:
 
*** PLEASE NOTE NEW MAILING ADDRESS AND FAX NUMBER ***

National Business Products Industry
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010
 
866-905-HOPE toll-free
626-218-7106 fax
 
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