May 08, 2009 - Arthritis Foundation: Honoring the Fantastic Four
What: Arthritis Foundation's Evening of Honors Gala
Where: Marriott City Center
When: Friday, May 8, 2009
Time: 6 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $250 individual or $150 for young professionals (35 and under)
Beneficiary: Arthritis Foundation
Honoree(s): Jay Davidson, Chairman and CEO of First American State Bank; Murphy Huston, KOSI 101.1 morning host; Mort Marks, freelancer for The Villager Newspaper,; and Dick Saunders, founder of Saunders Construction.
EMCEE: 9News Anchor Gregg Moss
Gala Chairperson(s): Dr. Stuart Kassan, Lori Marks-Connors, Jan Rice-Johnson, and Lisa Williams
Executive Director: Pat Gottfried, President/CEO
Committee Members: David Alexander, Julie Eckhart, Steve Edmonds, Michele Falivene, Sue Ellen Goss, Linda Goto, Lisa Graf, Emily Gunlock, Jan Harris, Elise Marks-Gruitch, Michael Mills, Lorii Rabinowitz, Karl Sterner
Staff: Tara Roesener, Event Development Dir.; Eileen Martin, Dev. Asst.; Gerald Compton, Data Sys. Mgr; Isabelle Stohler; Prgms Manager; Lisa Crowley, Prgm Coord.; Kathy Jensen, V.P., Education and Programs; JoNell Chance, V.P., Finance and Operations; Laura Rosseisen, V.P., Development; Jill Lysengen, Volunteers and Outreach Coord; Cary Bement-Kelly, Dev. Associate, Southern Colorado; Todd McPherson, Dir., Corp. Development; Paula Humber, Community Coord., Southern Colorado; Angie Hager, Mar-Comm Mgr
Entertainment: Roy Firestone. Firestone has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman, Later with Bob Costas, Nightlight, The Simpsons, and Larry King Live, and has won seven Emmy Awards and seven Cable ACE Awards. He has interviewed more than 5,000 people including Lance Armstrong, Richard Nixon, and Madonna.
Sponsors: GOLD SPONSORS: Sharon Magness Blake and Ernie Blake, First American State Bank, PBJ Reece Charitable Fund of the Denver Foundation, Saunders Construction, Lisa and Carl Williams; SILVER SPONSORS: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc., Davis, Graham, and Stubbs Law LLP, First Western Trust Bank, Carol and Murphy Huston, Edie and Mort Marks, Merrill Lynch Denver Complex, Panorama Research and Education Foundation, Renal Ventures Management, Vistar Corporation, Webster University Young Professionals
Menu: Mediterranean tart: hummus, black quinoa, feta, roasted red pepper, English cucumber, baby pearl tomato, micro greens and balsamic reduction; Osso Buuco style short ribs accompanied by creamy grits, pea tendrils and fresh roasted corn; Adelia marscapone and berry cream on a light almond sponge cake; decadent individual chocolate cake
Special Thanks: SPECIAL DONATIONS: Max Bartlett, Calcon Construction, Carol Chambers, Elizabeth Fall, Dr. Nancy Gary, Psy.D.; Rick and Sarah Gervasini, Hillary Reed Interiors, Barry and Arlene Hirschfeld, Mary Hobson, Carol Holland, David Jewell, Peter Loorum, Richard Lyford Jr., Resnik Partners, Susie Reynolds, Gregory Ruegsegger, Eaton Smith, Connie Woodward, Theodore Zerwin; IN-KIND DONATIONS: DeanAllanDesign.com and Newberry Brothers Greenhouse & Florist
Donors: AUCTION DONORS: 240 Union - A Creative Grill; Ageless Remedies; Arts on Fire;Aspen Flying Club; Aurora B & B for Dogs; Autawash; Autotek;Back Solutions; Balance Point Studios; Belmar Lucky Strike; Bent Hagemark; Centennial Canoe Outfitters; Cool River Restaurant; Culinary Connectors; Dan Sharp, Luxury Outerwear; Denver Marriott City Center; Dick Saunders and Jeanne Portmann; Dillon Marina Divine Designs by Kathleen; Dr. Bob Brewka, Brewka Orthodontics; Dr. Charles Chew, Cody Dental Group; Dr. Keith Small, Cody Dental Group; D-Spot Lounge; Elway’s;Entercom;Glenmoor Country Club; Green Valley Ranch Golf Club; Hyde Park Jewelers; Indulge Wine Bar; Isle of Capri Casino; Jan Harris; Kroenke Sports; Lansdowne Arms; Macy’s; Mattress King;Max Gill and Grill; McNeil Designer Portraits Monarch Custom Interiors; Morton’s;Mountain Valley PT; Nancy Myer; Nijole Rasmussen; Perfect Landing Restaurant; Piatti Ristorante & Bar; Polo Ralph Lauren; Red Rocks Country Club; Regan Mizuno; Remington’s; Salon Utopia; Shirly Friend; Skin; Sol; Starbucks Coffee; TimBuk Toys; Valley Country Club; Washington Park Grill
Board of Directors: Stuart N. Bennett; Susan A. Boackle, M.D.; Richard T. Brennan; Mark Butscher; Kristn Castellanos; Leonard Dragone, M.D.; Carolyn S. Gratrix; Dale R. Harris; Jan Harris; Roger Hollister, M.D.; William C. Horst, Ph. D.; Stuart S. Kassan, M.D., FACP; Michael G. Mills; James G. Nagel; Jeanne Nichols; Jan Rice-Johnson; Cheryl Ricklefs; Harry Sterling; Karl Sterner, Ed.D.; Elizabeth Vierck; Cynthia M. Wieme; Lisa Williams; Jan Wondra
Blacktie Photos by: Danielle Corriveau
AF's award winners: Murphy Huston, Mort Marks, Dick Saunders and Jay Davidson