October 01, 2010 - CNI Masquerade Ball: No tricks, all treats
What: Black-tie masquerade ball to honor MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation and support the Colorado Neurological Institute
When: Friday, October 1, 2010
Time: 6-11 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $250
Beneficiary: Colorado Neurological Institute
Honoree(s): Dawn Denzer Community Leader Award, accepted by Bonnie and David Mandarich on behalf of MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation
EMCEE: Mike Nelson, chief meteorologist at 7News/KMGH
Gala Chairperson(s): Layne & Craig Fleishman
Honorary Chairperson(s): Arlene Mohler Johnson and Don Johnson
Corporate Chairperson(s): Jon Stuck
Co-Chair(s): Silent auction chairs: Artemis Khadiwala & Stephanie Odak; Dinner chairs: Dr. Richard and Linda Kelley; Invitation advisor: Jamie Angelich
Committee Members: Brenda Almquist, Jordan Bullock, Lauren Burger, Jeffrey Castaneda, Ted Ciccone, Michael Demchak, Erin Di Joseph, Paula Feterl, Ari Harrison, Jerome Henry, Virginia Hern, Kristen Kies, Steven Laman, Patty Mejia, Sabine Meyer, Tabitha Pratt, Ashley Scott, Lauren Shapiro, Kate Sutton, Shannon Tarufelli, Sara Tomicich, Quinn Washington
Catering: Epicurean Catering
Music: Jerry Barnett presents “Moment's Notice"
Sponsors: Presenting sponsor: MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation; other sponsors: Dr. Edward Arenson, LaFawn Biddle, Blue Sky Neurosciences, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, Craig Hospital, Fleishman & Shapiro, Greiner Electric, Don Johnson and Arlene Mohler Johnson, Art and Kathy Judd, Dr. Richard and Linda Kelley, Drs. David & Tammie Kelsall, Land Title Guarantee Company, My1Java, Radiology Imaging Associates, Rocky Mountain Movement Disorders Center, Dr. Don and Jane Smith, Swedish Medical Center, Marcia N. Thompson, and Mike and Juliette Welch Confidence Plumbing Company
Auctioneer: Douglas M. Tisdale
Quote of the evening: Doug Tisdale: "With the number of society columnists in attendance tonight, Dawn Denzer would be proud."
Menu: Beet-and-apple salad; bistro chicken roulade with ricotta cheese or fire-roasted vegetable crepe; mousse duo dessert
Attire: Blacktie masquerade
Hors D'Oeuvres:: Cajun shrimp-and-anouille sausage skewer; vegetable mousse Napoleon; and mini-Dungeness crab cakes
Event Coordinator: Mary Catherine Moss, CNI Volunteer & Special Event Coordinator
Board of Directors: Lucille A. Gallagher, Chair; Don B. Smith, M.D., Vice-Chairman; Ron Eller, Treasurer; Jon E. Stuck, Secretary; Richard R. Kelley, M.D., Past Chairman; Edward B. Arenson, M.D.; Lynn Bunnell; Carol Chapman; Christopher Fanale, M.D.; A. Craig Fleishman, Esq.; Mike Fordyce; Robin Fort; A. Craig Fleishman, Esq.; Mike Fordyce; Robin Fort; Donald F. Frei, M.D.; Stanley Gallery; Lynda Gumeson; Arthur S. Judd; ,David C. Kelsall, M.D.; Ron Kubit; Steven D. Laman, Esq.; Bonnie Mandarich; Haven C. Moses; Peter Ricci, M.D.; Douglas M. Tisdale, Esq.; Mary White
Blacktie Photos by: Lisa Perry
2010 Masquerade Ball chairs Craig and Layne Fleishman
Costumes are a given at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, but partygoers at the Colorado Neurological Institute’s 2010 Masquerade Ball gave DCPA performers a run for their money with a spectrum of upscale Mardi Gras glam and whimsy. In the DCPA's Seawell Grand Ballroom, men’s blacktie accoutrements included hockey and Phantom of the Opera masks, while the ladies sparkled in festive gowns with elaborate, hand-held feathered and sequined disguises.
The entire evening was an October treat for 300 altruistic attendees with a cocktail hour and sumptuous dinner by Epicurean Catering, dynamic Moment's Notice music and dancing, silent auction enticements and lively live auction. Gala emcee, 7News chief meteorologist Mike Nelson kept the crowd entertained with witty repartee (and took a bow for his accurate prediction of ideal fall weather for the event).