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Northern California Food Industries Circle

Since its inception in 1978, the Northern California Food Industries Circle (NCFIC) has represented a uniquely combined commitment among retailers, brokers, manufacturers, and associated vendors to support City of Hope’s humanitarian efforts.

The NCFIC’s Board of Directors, comprised of 70 leading executives from every corner of the trade, best exemplifies the scope of this industry-wide volunteer effort. Joined by hundreds of companies and colleagues who participate in the annual fundraising campaign, these dedicated individuals have consistently met and exceeded their goals and raised more than $36 million to support the lifesaving research, treatment and education programs at City of Hope.

For more information, please contact Jessica Lancy at 415-788-1002 or jlancy@coh.org.

Events

November 8, 2014
NCFIC Marathon Team
Marathon Santa Barbara, CA
 
 
February 19, 2015
Palm Event Center
Pleasanton, CA
 
 
Spring 2015
2nd Annual Bocce Ball Tournament
Hosted by the Emerging Leaders
Campo di Bocce
Livermore, CA
 
 
June 27, 2015
Bike to Hope
Sonoma, CA
 
 
September 12, 2015
37th Annual Festival Ball
Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, CA
 

Friends for Hope

Friends for Hope is a new personal giving club made up of members of the Northern California Food Industries Circle (NCFIC) who wish to contribute to City of Hope and its lifesaving research.

 

Participation in Friends for Hope through an annual personal donation provides a unique opportunity to support City of Hope beyond corporate participation in the industry initiative.

 

Membership is recommitted annually and various contribution levels are available, starting at $250. Benefits of membership are based on the level of contribution and are listed below:

 

  • $1,000 – A 14-karat gold City of Hope lapel pin and membership listing in the audio visual program at the annual NCFIC Festival Ball
     
  • $500 – A City of Hope lapel pin and membership listing in the audio visual program at the annual NCFIC Festival Ball
     
  • $250 – Membership listing in the audio visual program at the annual NCFIC Festival Ball
 
Please download the membership pledge form for your convenience. For more information about Friends for Hope, contact Heather Olinto at 415-369-0370 or holinto@coh.org.
 

NCFIC Board of Directors

 
President
Steve Junqueiro
Save Mart Supermarkets
 
 
Executive Board
Kevin Curry
Raley's
 
Tracy Lape
NuCal Foods Inc.
 
Henry Michon
 
Thomas Lee
Raley's
 
Dick MacKnight
H S & R Sales and Marketing Solutions
 
Barry Johnson
Crossmark
 
Don Reid
Encore Associates Inc.
 
Kim Yates
Lucerne Foods
 
Thomas Lee
Raley’s
 
 
 
Members
Allison Achter
Nestle USA
Steve Martinez
The Performance Group - North
 
Jim Arnold
Southern Wine & Spirits
Betsy McCort
Southern Wine & Spirits
 
 
Rich Arnold
Oberto
Tony Melo
Acosta Sales & Marketing
 
Stuart Arnott
Crossmark
Jeff Millard
Hillshire Brands
 
Denise Bartow-Capone
Kellogg’s
 
Todd Milligan
Nuevora
Tom Branich
 
Tina Muscara
Southern Wine & Spirits
 
Jim Blumling
Safeway Inc.
 
Larry Nonn
Odwalla
 
Chris Brady
Coca-Cola
 
John O’Connor
Natural Specialty Sales
 
Greg Calistro
Save Mart Supermarkets
 
Tom Oneto
Adobe Sales
 
 
Ed Cambra
C.B.S. Food Equipment
 
Brian Orr
Ready Pac Foods
 
Amanda Cherry
Ghirardelli
Valerie Oswalt
Mondelez International
 
 
Beth Colombini
Peet’s Coffee & Tea
 
Lindsay Park
Nestle USA
 
Alex Corbishley
Safeway Inc.
 
Arturo Perez
Mission Foods
 
Lynn Davies
G.L. Mezzetta, Inc.
 
Steve Rodriguez
Advantage Sales & Marketing
 
Karin DeBoer
Clif Bar & Company
 
Andrea Rodriguez
Trinchero Estates
 
Rhoda DeCent
Advantage Sales & Marketing
 
Dave Rostratter
Advantage Sales & Marketing
 
Ryan Elliott
Gallo Sales Company
 
Dan Sawchuk
Del Monte Foods
 
Jeannie Esquivel
Unified Grocers
 
Maria Schabbing
Epicentro Marketing Services
 
Brooke Falvey
Mondelez International
Brian Schmidt
Acosta Sales & Marketing
 
Jacob Forsberg
Young’s Market Company
 
Peggy Slattery
Advantage Sales & Marketing
 
Jim French
Co-Sales
 
Randy Slentz
Save Mart Supermarkets
 
Melissa Galliani
Cumulus Media
 
Jeff Snadow
CIGA Association
 
Bob Garibaldi
Unified Grocers
 
Chris Spangler
H S & R Sales and Marketing Solutions
 
 
Vince Garibaldi
Torani
 
John Spicer
Anchor Brewing Company
 
Paul Gianetto
Raley's
 
Debbie Steele
Vestcom
 
Bill Harrington
H S & R Sales and Marketing Solutions
 
Mike Stigers
SuperValu Inc.
 
Jay Hernandez
Del Monte Foods
 
Julie Swick
Sunset/Time Inc.
 
Greg Herrle
Gallo Sales Company
 
Marc Swisher
Mondelez International
 
Chris Holverson
Local Focus Ltd.
 
 
Timme Taylor-Bennett
Hansen’s (Monster Energy Company)
 
 
Wendy Hubbeling
Starbucks
 
Stan Urbanske
Peet's Coffee & Tea
 
Jerry Jenson
The Performance Group
 
Jim Van Gorkom
NuCal Foods Inc.
 
Tom LaVacca
Acosta/NSS
 
Gary Wallner
eScrip
 
Russell Leonard
Big Heart Pet Brands
 
James White
Acosta Sales & Marketing
 
Jennifer Lessner
DFV Wines
 
Bob Wilson
Nestle DSD
 
Bob Lim
 
Karen Wolf
Peet's Coffee & Tea
 
Mark Ly
Sugar Bowl Bakery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

San Francisco Fundraising Office

Emerging Leaders Committee (ELC)

The Northern California Food Industries Circle (NCFIC) is launching an
Emerging Leaders Committee (ELC) that will focus on cultivating future
leadership and developing new innovative ways to fundraise while also
increasing awareness for City of Hope. 

The purpose of the group is: Development, Outreach and Social Impact.

For more information please visit the NCFIC Emerging Professionals page.
 
 

How your company can make a difference

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 Mindy finkelstein at mfinkelstein@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.
 
Who is participating?
 
  • Save Mart Supermarkets

     
  • Co-Sales

     
  • The Performance Group- North


 
Matching Gifts
Did you know that many companies will double or even triple your donation to City of Hope?

More information on Gift Matching >>

 

 

Northern Calif. Food Industries Circle

Northern California Food Industries Circle

Since its inception in 1978, the Northern California Food Industries Circle (NCFIC) has represented a uniquely combined commitment among retailers, brokers, manufacturers, and associated vendors to support City of Hope’s humanitarian efforts.

The NCFIC’s Board of Directors, comprised of 70 leading executives from every corner of the trade, best exemplifies the scope of this industry-wide volunteer effort. Joined by hundreds of companies and colleagues who participate in the annual fundraising campaign, these dedicated individuals have consistently met and exceeded their goals and raised more than $36 million to support the lifesaving research, treatment and education programs at City of Hope.

For more information, please contact Jessica Lancy at 415-788-1002 or jlancy@coh.org.

Events

Events

November 8, 2014
NCFIC Marathon Team
Marathon Santa Barbara, CA
 
 
February 19, 2015
Palm Event Center
Pleasanton, CA
 
 
Spring 2015
2nd Annual Bocce Ball Tournament
Hosted by the Emerging Leaders
Campo di Bocce
Livermore, CA
 
 
June 27, 2015
Bike to Hope
Sonoma, CA
 
 
September 12, 2015
37th Annual Festival Ball
Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, CA
 

Friends for Hope

Friends for Hope

Friends for Hope is a new personal giving club made up of members of the Northern California Food Industries Circle (NCFIC) who wish to contribute to City of Hope and its lifesaving research.

 

Participation in Friends for Hope through an annual personal donation provides a unique opportunity to support City of Hope beyond corporate participation in the industry initiative.

 

Membership is recommitted annually and various contribution levels are available, starting at $250. Benefits of membership are based on the level of contribution and are listed below:

 

  • $1,000 – A 14-karat gold City of Hope lapel pin and membership listing in the audio visual program at the annual NCFIC Festival Ball
     
  • $500 – A City of Hope lapel pin and membership listing in the audio visual program at the annual NCFIC Festival Ball
     
  • $250 – Membership listing in the audio visual program at the annual NCFIC Festival Ball
 
Please download the membership pledge form for your convenience. For more information about Friends for Hope, contact Heather Olinto at 415-369-0370 or holinto@coh.org.
 

NCFIC Board of Directors

NCFIC Board of Directors

 
President
Steve Junqueiro
Save Mart Supermarkets
 
 
Executive Board
Kevin Curry
Raley's
 
Tracy Lape
NuCal Foods Inc.
 
Henry Michon
 
Thomas Lee
Raley's
 
Dick MacKnight
H S & R Sales and Marketing Solutions
 
Barry Johnson
Crossmark
 
Don Reid
Encore Associates Inc.
 
Kim Yates
Lucerne Foods
 
Thomas Lee
Raley’s
 
 
 
Members
Allison Achter
Nestle USA
Steve Martinez
The Performance Group - North
 
Jim Arnold
Southern Wine & Spirits
Betsy McCort
Southern Wine & Spirits
 
 
Rich Arnold
Oberto
Tony Melo
Acosta Sales & Marketing
 
Stuart Arnott
Crossmark
Jeff Millard
Hillshire Brands
 
Denise Bartow-Capone
Kellogg’s
 
Todd Milligan
Nuevora
Tom Branich
 
Tina Muscara
Southern Wine & Spirits
 
Jim Blumling
Safeway Inc.
 
Larry Nonn
Odwalla
 
Chris Brady
Coca-Cola
 
John O’Connor
Natural Specialty Sales
 
Greg Calistro
Save Mart Supermarkets
 
Tom Oneto
Adobe Sales
 
 
Ed Cambra
C.B.S. Food Equipment
 
Brian Orr
Ready Pac Foods
 
Amanda Cherry
Ghirardelli
Valerie Oswalt
Mondelez International
 
 
Beth Colombini
Peet’s Coffee & Tea
 
Lindsay Park
Nestle USA
 
Alex Corbishley
Safeway Inc.
 
Arturo Perez
Mission Foods
 
Lynn Davies
G.L. Mezzetta, Inc.
 
Steve Rodriguez
Advantage Sales & Marketing
 
Karin DeBoer
Clif Bar & Company
 
Andrea Rodriguez
Trinchero Estates
 
Rhoda DeCent
Advantage Sales & Marketing
 
Dave Rostratter
Advantage Sales & Marketing
 
Ryan Elliott
Gallo Sales Company
 
Dan Sawchuk
Del Monte Foods
 
Jeannie Esquivel
Unified Grocers
 
Maria Schabbing
Epicentro Marketing Services
 
Brooke Falvey
Mondelez International
Brian Schmidt
Acosta Sales & Marketing
 
Jacob Forsberg
Young’s Market Company
 
Peggy Slattery
Advantage Sales & Marketing
 
Jim French
Co-Sales
 
Randy Slentz
Save Mart Supermarkets
 
Melissa Galliani
Cumulus Media
 
Jeff Snadow
CIGA Association
 
Bob Garibaldi
Unified Grocers
 
Chris Spangler
H S & R Sales and Marketing Solutions
 
 
Vince Garibaldi
Torani
 
John Spicer
Anchor Brewing Company
 
Paul Gianetto
Raley's
 
Debbie Steele
Vestcom
 
Bill Harrington
H S & R Sales and Marketing Solutions
 
Mike Stigers
SuperValu Inc.
 
Jay Hernandez
Del Monte Foods
 
Julie Swick
Sunset/Time Inc.
 
Greg Herrle
Gallo Sales Company
 
Marc Swisher
Mondelez International
 
Chris Holverson
Local Focus Ltd.
 
 
Timme Taylor-Bennett
Hansen’s (Monster Energy Company)
 
 
Wendy Hubbeling
Starbucks
 
Stan Urbanske
Peet's Coffee & Tea
 
Jerry Jenson
The Performance Group
 
Jim Van Gorkom
NuCal Foods Inc.
 
Tom LaVacca
Acosta/NSS
 
Gary Wallner
eScrip
 
Russell Leonard
Big Heart Pet Brands
 
James White
Acosta Sales & Marketing
 
Jennifer Lessner
DFV Wines
 
Bob Wilson
Nestle DSD
 
Bob Lim
 
Karen Wolf
Peet's Coffee & Tea
 
Mark Ly
Sugar Bowl Bakery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

San Francisco Fundraising Office

San Francisco Fundraising Office

Emerging Professionals

Emerging Leaders Committee (ELC)

The Northern California Food Industries Circle (NCFIC) is launching an
Emerging Leaders Committee (ELC) that will focus on cultivating future
leadership and developing new innovative ways to fundraise while also
increasing awareness for City of Hope. 

The purpose of the group is: Development, Outreach and Social Impact.

For more information please visit the NCFIC Emerging Professionals page.
 
 

Employee Giving

How your company can make a difference

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 Mindy finkelstein at mfinkelstein@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.
 
Who is participating?
 
  • Save Mart Supermarkets

     
  • Co-Sales

     
  • The Performance Group- North


 
Matching Gifts
Did you know that many companies will double or even triple your donation to City of Hope?

More information on Gift Matching >>

 

 
Contact Us
Heather Olinto
Associate V.P., Western Region
holinto@coh.org
 
Mindy Finkelstein
Director of Philanthropy
mfinkelstein@coh.org
 
Anne Campanella
Event Coordinator
acampanella@coh.org

Jessica Lancy
Event Coordinator
jlancy@coh.org
 
For general inquiries, please contact us:
 
NCFIC
601 Montgomery, Ste 1800
San Francisco, CA 94111
800-732-7140 toll free
415-788-1002
415-788-1007 fax
 
NCFIC Campus Tour
Upcoming Events
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Pleasanton, CA
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Emerging Leaders Kickoff
Giuseppe’s
San Ramon, CA
 
 
 
Donate Online
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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