Essendant makes $1m donation match for City of Hope

In support of Spirit of Life honouree Joe Templet and to help kick-start the National Business Products Industry's (NBPI) newest fundraising project, Essendant has generously offered $1 million in matching funds.

In support of Spirit of Life honouree Joe Templet and to help kick-start the National Business Products Industry’s (NBPI) newest fundraising project, Essendant has generously offered $1 million in matching funds.

For donations of any amount, including annual NBPI personal gift clubs, Essendant will match gifts dollar for dollar up to a total contribution of $1 million, doubling the impact of contributions.

Essendant’s pledge will go a long way towards achieving a new NBPI fundraising project aimed at raising $3 million over three years for the Chemical GMP Synthesis Facility at City of Hope.

“We encourage all in the industry – Essendant business partners, competitors, industry peers and their employees – to participate now with your generous donation,” said Essendant CEO Bob Aiken.

“For all of us, joining City of Hope in our mutual quest to eradicate cancer and diabetes is personal. Most of us have loved ones who have dealt with these terrible diseases in some way. The potential new lifesaving therapies emanating from City of Hope’s GMP facilities and clinical trials are inspiring.

“City of Hope’s impact on humanity is already astounding, with over 100 million patients benefiting each year from their research discoveries. With our help and support, hopefully we will expedite the development of the next generation of lifesaving therapies so more patients around the world may benefit from our collective efforts with City of Hope.”

Gift levels begin at just $10 and also include higher-level donation opportunities payable over five years that include name recognition on the City of Hope campus and inside the NBPI Chemical GMP Synthesis Facility.

OPI’s Steve Hilleard is a co-Chair on City of Hope’s Personal Giving programme and can be contacted for more details.

Further information can also be obtained from City of Hope’s Matt Dodd and the GMP Facility fundraising webpage.

Los Angeles (CA), USA