Jeff Hoopes, chairman of Swinerton, to be honored with City of Hope’s 2019 Spirit of Life® Award

City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases, announced today that its Northern California Real Estate & Construction Council (NCREC) will present its highest honor – the 32nd annual Spirit of Life® Award – to Jeff Hoopes, chairman of Swinerton and one of the most respected and successful executives in the construction industry. The award will be presented at a gala dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at the Fairmont Hotel San Francisco. For additional information, visit

The award is one of the most prestigious in the Greater Bay Area and has been given to such noted NCREC figures as Yat-Pang Au, Andy Ball, Carol Bartz, Kofi Bonner, Michael Covarrubias, Oz Erickson, Rick Holliday, Sean Jeffries, Eli Khouri, Rik Kunnath, Chris Meany, Hamid Moghadam, Constance B. Moore, Larry Pace and Ron Zeff.

“I’m honored to receive the City of Hope Spirit of Life Award and proud to be included in such a distinguished group of past honorees,” Hoopes said. “City of Hope’s extraordinary commitment and unparalleled approach to cancer and diabetes research and discovery of life-changing medical breakthroughs has impacted so many lives. I’m humbled to become part of such a heartfelt, inspiring mission and personally gratified to support its groundbreaking vision.”

“City of Hope is proud to honor Jeff for his passion, his ability to inspire others, and his collaborative and inclusive leadership,” said David Dowdney, NCREC board president for City of Hope. “He exemplifies the power of individuals to effect meaningful change. His civic commitment to serving his team, employees and the greater community truly embodies The Spirit of Life Award. We are excited to recognize his outstanding work with our most prestigious philanthropic award.”

This year’s gala will include a cocktail hour, auction, seated dinner and The Spirit of Life Award program, all at the San Francisco Fairmont Hotel on Nob Hill. For information about becoming a sponsor or purchasing tickets, visit or contact Jessica Powers at 415-788-1002 or

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked one of America’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California. For more information about City of Hope, follow us on FacebookTwitterYouTube or Instagram.

About the Real Estate & Construction Council for City of Hope

Since its inception in 1986, the Northern California Real Estate & Construction Council has demonstrated its commitment to City of Hope and its mission of combining science with soul to work miracles. Joined by hundreds of companies and colleagues who participate in annual fundraising campaigns, these dedicated individuals have raised more than $19 million to support the lifesaving research, treatment, and education programs at City of Hope.

About Swinerton

Swinerton provides commercial construction and construction management services throughout the United States and is a 100% employee-owned company. Recognized nationally since 1888, Swinerton is the preferred builder and trusted partner in every market it serves — proudly leading with integrity, passion and excellence.