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National Business Products Industry

National Business Products Industry
30 Years of Support 1983-2013
In 1983, a group of corporate leaders banded together to form the National Office Products Council, an alliance of industry executives dedicated to supporting City of Hope. In 2014, Council Leadership decided to change its name to the National Business Products Industry.  This was done to reflect the inclusion of growing sectors within the industry in the areas of technology, break room, jan/san and industrial.
Since its founding, the annual business products  industry fundraising campaign has raised $125 million through its annual support efforts that include employee giving drives, company hosted events as well as product and customer promotions.  Over 200 business products companies from every segment of the industry - retailers, independent dealers, wholesalers, buying groups, manufacturers and sales reps - support the campaign each and every year.
The 2013 A Century of Hope, honoring Bob Keller, Executive Chairman, ACCO Brands raised an impressive $11.7 million for City of Hope.
Fundraising activities are well underway with the 2014 campaign “Connecting Hope” honoring Steve Schmidt, President, International The Spirit of Life Gala honoring Steve is on October 9, 2014, at famed Navy Pier in Chicago, IL.
The Power of Hope
City of Hope’s mission is to cure and prevent cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
Groundbreaking discoveries at City of Hope already have led to treatments that save lives worldwide. City of Hope’s dedication to compassion is spelled out in its credo: “There is no profit in curing the body if, in the process, we destroy the soul.”
With the help of loyal industry volunteers, today City of Hope is poised to make progress like never before.

Council Members

Jamie Fellowes
Chairman & CEO
Fellowes, Inc.
  Stan Askren
Chairman, President and CEO
HNI Corporation

Melvin "Bud" Mundt
Executive Director
  Sharon Avent
President and CEO
Smead Manufacturing Co.
Steve Paccone
Vice President National Specialty Retail
Joe Doody
  Joe Doody
President, North American
Staples, Inc
Steve Sakumoto
Vice President & General Manager
Boris Elisman
ACCO Brands Corporation
Dave Schenker
Innovative Storage Designs, Inc.
  Robert Enk
Professional Sales Associates
Steve Schmidt
President, International
Office Depot
  Steve Hilleard
Office Products International (OPI)
Todd Shelton
Chief Financial Officer
United Stationers
  Bob Kibbe
Sr. Vice President
Newell Rubbermaid
Bob Stenger
Sr. Vice President
  Paul Kim
Vice President
Rick Toppin
S.P. Richards Co.
  Walter Johnsen
Chairman and CEO
Acme United
Ted Walter
Complete Office of California
  Scott Light
President, GP Professional
  Michael Morris
Vice President

Spirit of Life® Award Gala Information

City of Hope’s National Business Products Industry invites you to join them at the
2014 Spirit of Life Award Dinner honoring Steve Schmidt, President International Office Depot
Thursday October 9, 2014                                                                 
5:30 p.m. Reception                                                                                        
7 p.m. Dinner and Program                                                                       
Navy Pier Chicago, IL
Business Attire

Sponsorship Opportunities
• Heroes of Hope Package @ $100,000
o One table of 10 seats with preferred seating at dinner
o Recognition on the Wall of Hope
o Special Recognition at the dinner
o Heroes of Hope section ad in the journal

• Champion of Hope Package @ $50,000
o One table of 10 seats with preferred seating at dinner
o Recognition on the Wall of Hope
o Special Recognition at the dinner
o Champions of Hope section ad in the journal

• Diamond Circle Package @ $25,00
o One table of 10 seats at dinner
o Special Recognition at the dinner
o Diamond Circle section ad in the journal

• Honoree’s Circle Package @ $17,500
o One table of 10 seats at dinner
o Honoree’s Circle section ad in the journal

• Circle of Hope Package @ $12,500
o One table of 10 seats at dinner
o Circle of Hope section ad in the journal
Dinner Seats
• Table of 10 @$5,000
• Individual Dinner Ticket(s) @ $500 each

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities*
Tribute Journal Opportunities

• Platinum Page @ $10,000
o Full page color ad in Platinum section of journal

• Gold Page @ $7,500 
o Full page color ad in Gold section of journal

• Silver Page @ $5,000
o Full page color ad in Silver section of journal

• Bronze Page @ $3,000
o Full page color ad in Bronze section of journal

• Ivory Full Page
o Full page color ad in Ivory section of journal

• Ivory Half Page
o Half Page  color ad in Ivory section of journal

• Ivory Quarter Page
o Quarter page color ad in Ivory section of journal

• Company Listing


December 18
Local Industry Tour of City of Hope, hosted by PSA, Inc.
City of Hope Medical Center - Duarte, California

February 20
Quality Park Curling for the Cure
St. Paul Curling Club - St. Paul, Minnesota

Feb 26-27
City of Hope Tour
City of Hope Medical Center - Duarte, California

Feb 27
Executive Council Meeting & Reception/Dinner
Langham Hotel - Pasadena, California

March 2-6
AOPD Annual Meeting and City of Hope Check Presentation Dinner
The Biltmore Hotel - Coral Gables, Florida

March 20-21
S.P. Richards Co. Heritage of Hope Golf Outing & Vendor Summit
Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate – Orlando, Florida

April 27-30
Office Partners Bass Fishing Tournament
Dream Lake Lodge –Livingston, Alabama

May 6-7
Honoree Golf Outing at Pinehurst, Hosted by Office Depot
Pinehurst #2 – Pinehurst, North Carolina

May 19
Georgia Pacific Golf Outing & Vendor Summit
TPC Sugarloaf –Duluth, Georgia

June 11-15
S.P. Richards Co. ABC Conference, Exhibitor Show and Raffle
Gaylord Opryland Resort - Nashville, TN


June 23-24
HON Golf Outing & President’s Roundtable
Geneva Country Club – Muscatine, Iowa
July 15-16
Kiawah Island Resort, Ocean Course – Kiawah Island, South Carolina


August 4
ACCO Brands Golf Outing
Knollwood Club - Lake Forest, Illinois

August 11
Chuckal’s Office Products Golf Outing
Chambers Bay Golf Club – University Place, Washington


August 11
Smead Manufacturing Golf Outing
Hastings Country Club - Hastings, Minnesota

August 18
Fellowes Golf Outing
Royal Fox Golf Club – St. Charles, Illinois


August 18
The Office City & The Godfrey Group Golf Outing
Peninsula Golf and Country Club – San Mateo, California


August 25
Frey Gaede & Company Golf Outing
The Bridgewater Club – Carmel, Indiana


September 8
GOJO Golf Outing & Vendor Summit
Firestone Country Club, South Course – Akron, Ohio


September 17-19
TriMega/Independent Stationers Annual Conference, Exhibitor Show and Raffle
The Westin Diplomat – Hollywood, Florida

October 8
Howard Wolf Golf Classic, Sponsored by Office Depot
Cantigny Golf Club – Wheaton, Illinois

October 9
Spirit of Life Gala
Navy Pier – Chicago, Illinois

October 10
Executive Council Meeting
TBD Hotel – TBD Room, Chicago, Illinois

How to Support

James Fellowes
NOPI Chair
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Fellowes, Inc.

Click below to learn about any of the several ways in which you can help City of Hope:
The National Office 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

For nearly 30 years, the National Office Products Industry has helped City of Hope lead the search for a cure.

In celebration of City of Hope's 100th Anniversary, Staples has donated $100,000 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 Staples 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



James Fellowes

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

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  Join  Friends for Hope today and James Fellowes will generously match the first 25 memberships, up to $25,000. 

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Digital Tool Kit

Generating awareness for City of Hope and its life-saving mission is critical in our fight against cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Through NOPI’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.

Upcoming Events
August 18 
Fellowes Golf Outing
Royal Fox Golf Club-St. Charles-IL
August 18
The Office City & Godfrey Group Golf Peninsula Golf & Country Club, San Mateo CA
August 25
The Bridgewater Club-Carmel, IN
October 8
Cantigny Golf Club, Wheaton, IL
October 9
Navy Pier-Chicago, IL
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Contact Us
Matt Dodd
Senior Director of Development

Cathleen Tighe
Director of Development

Monique De Vaughn

Rebeca Martinez
Campaign Assistant

Ariana Castellanos 

For general inquiries:

City of Hope National Office Products Industry
1055 Wilshire Blvd.
11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
866-905-HOPE toll-free
213-241-7106 fax