September 20, 2006 - Moulin Rouge Beaux Arts Gala, kick-off affair!
What: Kick off party for for Beaux Arts Ball
Where: Home of Kristin and Blair Richardson
When: September 20, 2006
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Ticket Prices: By Invitation
Beneficiary: National Jewish Medical and Research Center
Host(s): Kristin and Blair Richardson
Master of Ceremonies: David Engleberg - Chairman of the National Jewish Board
Grand Marshal(s): Kelly & K.C. Gallagher, Kristin and Don Provost, Kristin & Blair Richardson, Marcia and Dick Robinson
Gala Chairperson(s): Industry Chairs: Bill Hornaday, Craig W. Keyes, Rich Baer
Co-Chair(s): Meghan & Evan Zucker, Carol & Joel Farkas, Sunny & Norm Brownstein, Arlene & Barry Hirschfield, Mary Lou & Don Kortz, Kaleen and Bob Malone
Welcome: David Engleberg
Libations: Bistro Boys
Catering: Del Frisco's
Sponsors: Kristin and Blair Richardson, Del Frisco's, Butler Rents, Newberry's, Jay's Valet Parking and Luxury Shuttle Service, Coors
Menu: filet, shrimp and cake
Attire: Business Casual
Event Coordinator: Rosemary Lindsay and Amy Hoffmann
Decor/Rental Company: Butler Rents, Newberry Bros., Posh Linen
Blacktie Photos by: Lisa Harris
Kalleen Malone - event co-chair with Marcia Robinson
September 20, 2006
The Beaux Arts Ball, one of Denver’s best gala-style fundraisers, in support of the National Jewish Medical and Research Center, enjoyed a kick-off event that was hosted by and in the elegant home of Kristin and Blair Richardson.
National Jewish, located at 1400 Jackson Street in Denver, is the leading research center in respiratory, allergic and immune diseases. The center has been ranked #1, in treatment of respiratory diseases, for nine consecutive years, by U.S. News & World Report.
The mission of the Beaux Arts Ball kick-off event was to gather supporters and to present the fundraising goal of $1.2 million this coming year. Already, the tally is at an incredible $542,000, which beats last year's total at this time of $350,000 by leaps and bounds!
Moulin Rouge will be the theme of this year's Beaux Arts Gala which will be held on January 20, 2007. This event is the leading fundraising opporunity for the center.
The kick-off soiree guests enjoyed the background music of the jazz band RUE and nibbled on divine hors d’oeurves hosted by Del Frisco’s.
More than 150 guests included Grand Marshalls Kelly & K.C. Gallagher, Kristin and Don Provost, Kristin & Blair Richardson, Marcia and Dick Robinson and co-chairs, Meghan & Evan Zucker, Carol & Joel Farkas, Sunny & Norm Brownstein, Arlene & Barry Hirschfeld, Mary Lou & Don Kortz, and Kalleen and Bob Malone. "Industry chairs" also working hard are Bill Hornaday, Craig W Keyes and Rich Baer.
Supporters also included Ellen Stewart of Berenbaum, Weinshienk, & Eason, Bill Hornaday, President of Weitz, Michel Salem, President and CEO of National Jewish, and Don Kortz, current Chairman of Children’s Hospital.
In an informal business meeting style David Engleberg, Chairman of the Board of National Jewish, welcomed the guests and thanked the leadership in working towards meeting the goals. Sponsorship opportunities and auction information was also provided.
The evening culminated with high spirits and enthusiasm for the important and gratifying task at hand!
Au revoir and for details on the Moulin Rouge Beaux Arts Gala and National Jewish visit www.nationaljewish.org.