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Swinerton Chairman Hoopes Named Recipient of City of Hope’s 2019 Spirit of Life Award

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Swinerton, the 20th largest general contractor in the nation, announces that its Chairman, Jeff Hoopes, will be recognized with the 2019 Spirit of Life Award presented by City of Hope’s Northern California Real Estate & Construction Council (NCREC).The award recognizes industry leaders for their outstanding professional and philanthropic contributions that work to elevate the human condition.

“Swinerton and City of Hope share many core values, including the importance of family and safety. In fact, our safety motto ‘Your Family Needs You’ is at the center of everything we do,” Hoopes said. “From employees to clients and partners, City of Hope has helped Swinerton’s immediate and extended family with its transformative care and research. I am proud to accept this award on behalf of the entire Swinerton family, and through the Swinerton Foundation, I aspire to one day be able to positively impact as many people as City of Hope has.”

The award highlights Jeff Hoopes’ and Swinerton’s past and future commitment to providing peace of mind in everything they do and to those in the communities they serve. While Swinerton is in the business of building structures, as a 100 percent employee-owned company their priority has been their people, families and trusted partnerships. Hoopes’ relationship with City of Hope began over 20 years ago in Southern California and became an inspiration for his philanthropic efforts in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the U.S. through the Swinerton Foundation.

The Swinerton Foundation helps build sustainable cities and neighborhoods by partnering with community-focused nonprofit organizations to support health, social services, cultural, education and environmental programs that benefit all members of the community. Since its inception in 2002, Swinerton employees have volunteered more than 110,000 hours and the foundation has raised and distributed nearly $7 million.

The 2019 Spirit of Life Award will be presented at a gala dinner on November 20, 2019, at the Fairmont Hotel San Francisco in Nob Hill. This year’s gala will include a cocktail reception, seated dinner, auction and the Spirit of Life Award program. For additional information, go to CityofHope.org/SFSpirit. To further celebrate the award, Swinerton is committed to a charitable relationship with the elite cancer treatment center and has set a goal of raising $1 million for the gala.

“We are thrilled to honor Jeff Hoopes with the Spirit of Life Award, City of Hope’s highest honor,” said NCREC Board President for City of Hope David Dowdney, a Senior Vice President of Columbia Property Trust. “Not only is Jeff a deeply respected industry leader celebrated for his vision for diversifying Swinerton’s portfolio of expertise, but also for his loyalty to his clients, employees, their families and the communities in which they serve. Jeff truly exemplifies the meaning of this award, reflecting City of Hope’s values through his dedication to effect meaningful change for the wellbeing of others.”

The NCREC is a group of developers, brokers, contractors, building owners, engineers, architects and consultants. The group has been supporting City of Hope’s care since 1986. City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
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