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March 20, 2010 - National Jewish Health Presents Midnight in the Garden

What: 2010 Beaux Arts Ball

Where: Grand Hyatt Denver

When: Saturday, March 20, 2010

Time: 6 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $1,500 per couple

Beneficiary: National Jewish Health

Master of Ceremonies: Scott Bemis, Denver Business Journal

Grand Marshal(s): Christie and Walter Isenberg, Susan and Lee McIntire, and Debra and Ken Tuchman

Committee Members: Stephen Arent, Anne and Rich Baer, John Bolger, Michelle Buquet and Staunton Golding, Robin Chotin, Geraldine Cohen, Michael Faughnan, Debbie and Michael Feiner, Suzanne and David Frishman, Barb Gallagher, Kelly and KC Gallagher, Margie and Tom Gart, Barbara and Jerry Glauser, Bei Lee and Bill Gold, Arlene and Barry Hirschfeld, Dorothy Holder and Tom Kowalski, Marty and Bill Hornaday, Steven Kaufmann, Elizabeth and Steven Kris, Evi and Evan Makovsky, Bonnie and David Mandarich, Anuschka and Zach Pashel, Karen and Marc Peperzak, Essie and Jordon Perlmutter, Patti Robinson Levin and Bradley Levin, Susan and Eddie Robinson, Sheila and Hassan Salem, Linda and Richard Schierburg, Susan and Michael Schonbrun, Carole and Jeffrey Schwartz, Debbie and Don Silversmith, Brenda and Brad Thomann, and Meghan and Evan Zucker

Entertainment: Eturnity along with a national dance troupe

Sponsors: PRESENTING SPONSORS: Morgridge Family Foundation and TeleTech; CONTRIBUTING SPONSOR: CH2M HILL; PLATINUM SPONSORS: The Blackstone Group and Joyce Zeff; GOLD SPONSORS: James E. Barlett, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Diane & Charles Gallagher and Family, The Gart Companies, LenderLive Network, Inc., Lipper Family Charitable Foundation, MBH Enterprises, MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation, Neena and Shrik Mehta/Combine International, Qwest, Sage Hospitality; SILVER SPONSORS: Aon Corporation, Stephen W. Arent, Linda and Richard Schierburg, Berenbaum Weinshienk PC, Black Creek Capital, Meghan and Evan Zucker, The Chotin Foundation, Robin and Steven Chotin, Elizabeth and Steve Kris, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, Christina and Peter Gold, Sheri and William Gold, III, Greiner Electric, Kaiser Permanente Colorado, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Kowalski Family Foundation, Tom Kowalski and Dorothy Holder, KPMG, KRG Capital Partners, Susan and Lee McIntire, Morgan Stanley, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Steven M. Kaufmann, Netlink, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Perkins Coie, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Ralph and Barbara Cox, Blair & Kristin Richardson Foundation, Robinson Dairy, Inc., Susan and Eddie Robinson, Jonathan Schiller, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, Carole and Jeffrey Schwartz, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, Starz Entertainment, UMB Bank Colorado, US Bank, The Weitz Company; BRONZE SPONSORS: 68West, Inc., A. J. Zabbia, Sue and Harvey Allon, Baker & Hostetler LLP, Balfour Senior Living, Susan Juroe and Michael Schonbrun, Bank of The West, Elise and Brian Barish, BKD CPAs & Advisors, Brad & Lisa Busse, Mile High United Way, CBS4, The Children’s Hospital, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, CIGNA, Vision Service Plan, Aetna, Citi Group, CoBiz Financial, Gerri Cohen, Colorado State Bank and Trust, Community Banks of Colorado, COPIC, Credit Suisse, Davis Partnership Architects, Structural Consultants Inc., Cator, Ruma & Associates, CO., DELL & Microsoft Corporations, Delta Dental of Colorado, Denver Broncos, Lindsey and Stanton Dodge, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, E Light Electric Services, Inc., Ernst & Young LLP, The Feiner Family Foundation, Debbie and Michael Feiner, First Western Trust Bank, Gary-Williams Company, GE Johnson Construction Company, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Bei Lee and Bill Gold, Nancy Alterman Harrison, HealthONE, Herman Miller Inc., Arlene and Barry Hirschfeld, Hirtle, Callaghan & Co., Hogan & Hartson LLP, HP, Jeppesen, Dr. Robb Kahn, Laura Gillespie, Lhevine and Paul Lhevine, Little Pub Company, Murray Motor Imports, Anuschka & Zach Pashel, Mary & Nate Ford, Faegre & Benson, PCL Construction Enterprises, Inc., Essie and Jordan Perlmutter, Reed Smith, LLC, Rocky Mountain Medical Search, Shames-Makovsky Realty Co., Evan and Evi Makovsky, Sprint, David S. Stone, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, LLP, TIAA-CREF, Towers Watson, University of Denver, University Physician Incorporated, Xcel Energy; DIAMOND SPONSORS: AT&T, Babcock Services, Inc., Jim and Wendy Berenbaum, Ron and Martha Berge, Sharon Magness Blake and Ernie Blake, Pete and Marilyn Coors, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Patrice and Roger Gibson, Martin and Marie Herzog, Kleinman, Guerra and Company, P.C., Kuni Lexus of Littleton, Kuni Lexus of Colorado Springs, David and Michelle Livingston, Kalleen and Bob Malone, Morse Family Foundation, Murphy Company Mechanical Contractors, Susan and Howard Noble, Verna and Bill Pauls, Ross PrintMarketing, Meyer Saltzman and Geri Bader Saltzman

Menu: Butter lettuce salad with tomato trio, shaved reggiano, candied black walnuts, corn bread croutons, and peach vinaigrette dressings; molasses and whiskey marinated short ribs, paired with sugar cane shrimp skewer, tomato jam sweet corn spoon bread and green beans with okra, butter beans and black-eyed peas; angel food and sherry laced custard cake with berry sauce

Attendance: 1,100

Attire: Black tie

Blacktie Photos by: Danielle Corriveau and Pam Cress

 Diane and Charlie Gallagher on stage to receive National Jewish Health's 2010 President's Award
Diane and Charlie Gallagher on stage to receive National Jewish Health's 2010 President's Award

Denver is home to the number one respiratory hospital in the country, National Jewish Health. That may not resonate for those who take their breathing for granted, equivalent to blinking an eye. But for those who fight for air, National Jewish Health is a blessing, a beacon and a lifeline to preeminent research, life-saving answers, and compassionate care. In celebration and support of this outstanding institution, more than 1,100 guests attended the 2010 Beaux Arts Ball, which raised $2.2 million to benefit National Jewish Health.

Romantic foliage, ornamental gazebos and gorgeous rising-green centerpieces gave life to this year’s theme “Midnight in the Garden.” The imagery didn’t end there, though, as women lined up to have blooming flowers or nature scenes delicately painted on their shoulders, arms or backs. The added artwork was the perfect accessory to the glamorous gowns showcased at the event.

Christie and Walter Isenberg, Susan and Lee McIntire, and Debra and Ken Tuchman earned accolades as this year’s team of Beaux Arts Ball Grand Marshals. The dynamic group was honored just prior to guests sinking into a delicious dinner of molasses and whiskey marinated short ribs and sugar cane shrimp skewers.
A few minutes later a short video featuring patients from throughout the country played on two jumbo screens put the meaning of the event into even clearer perspective: science transforms lives at National Jewish Health.
Then Diane and Charlie Gallagher were called to the stage. The couple, high school sweethearts who have been married since 1962, held hands as they were honored with the National Jewish Health 2010 President’s Award. Without hesitation Charlie Gallagher deflected the attention from himself to the countless supporters and outstanding team of healthcare professionals who are the heart of National Jewish Health. 
“We are accepting the award on behalf of all you generous people,” said Mr. Gallagher to the packed ballroom as the audience applauded the couple. The depth of the Gallagher’s humility and graciousness parallels their generous support to the health entity.
The party then shifted from inspiration to a rocking sensation featuring the band Eturnity and a national dance troupe to help party goers get in the mood to move.
Morgridge Family Foundation and Teletech, Presenting Sponsors of the 2010 Beaux Arts Ball, led the long list of organizations and individuals who signed on to back the event. CH2M HILL was the evening's Contributing Sponsor.
The mission of National Jewish Health is to heal, discover, and educate as a preeminent healthcare institution by providing the best integrated and innovative care for patients and their families; by understanding and finding cures for the diseases they research; and by educating and training the next generation of healthcare professionals to be leaders in medicine and science. To learn more visit

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