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March 19, 2011 - National Jewish Health Brings On Ibiza Heat at Beaux Arts Ball

What: Beaux Arts Ball 2011

Where: Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center

When: Saturday, March 19, 2011

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Beneficiary: National Jewish Health and the Kunsberg School

Host(s): Dr. Michael Salem, President and CEO of National Jewish Health

Grand Marshal(s): Carrie & John Morgridge, Linda & Rich Schierburg, Viki & Jack Thompson, Joni & Scott Wylie

Honoree(s): Lorber Award Recipients: Iris & Michael Smith

Presenting Sponsor(s): Morgridge Family Foundation

Executive Director: Dr. Michael Salem

Speaker: Tom Gart, Dr. Michael Salem

Libations: Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Association of Colorado

Entertainment: E+Productions dance troupe

Music: Red Loquita and the Red Hot Band

Sponsors: Morgridge Family Foundation, First Western Trust Bank, Qwest, Debra & Ken Tuchman, Joyce Zeff, Linda & Rich Schierburg, Viki & Jack Thompson, Joni & Scott Wylie, Iris & Michael Smith, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Michele & Marty Cohen, Jeffrey & Carole Schwartz, Freeport LNG/Zachry Hastings Alliance, The Gart Companies, MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation, Sage Hospitality, Linda & Rich Schierburg, Peregrine Group Development LLC, TeleTech

Auctioneer: Don Martin

Menu: Mixed field greens, beef filet in Rioja reduction, manchego cheese smashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, white chocolate a la carte boat

Attendance: 1400

Attire: Black tie

Special Thanks: Monica Cheeks, Adriane Hodder, Jesse Ketter, Simon Melser, Rob Wright

Event Coordinator: Laura Gillespie Lhevine

Planning Committee: Steve Arent, Anne & Rich Baer, John Bolger, Michelle Buquet & Staunton Golding, Robin Chotin, Liane & Robert Clasen, Charlene & David Engleberg, Michael Faughnan, Barb Gallagher, Margie & Tom Gart, Bei Lee & Bill Gold, Arlene & Barry Hirschfeld, Dorothy Holder & Tom Kowalski, Marty & Bill Hornaday, Megan & Mariner Kemper, Elizabeth & Steven Kris

Decor/Rental Company: J & S Audio Visual, Design Works

Board of Directors: Margaret Sue Allon, Stephen W. Arent, Rich Baer, Jim Berenbaum, Paulette Brody, Norman Brownstein, Robin Chotin, Geraldine Cohen, R. Stanton Dodge, David H. Engleberg, Joel Farkas, Michael Feiner, Barbara Gallagher, Tom Gart, Lawrence Gelfond, Roger Gibson, Jerry Glauser, Will Gold III, Staunton Golding, A. Barry Hirschfeld, Christie Isenberg, Mariner Kemper, Steven D. Kris, James D. Kuhn, Bradley A. Levin, Evelyn Makovsky, Marvin Mosokowitz, Zachary H. Pashel, Marcus B. Peperzak, Blair E. Richardson, Scott D. Robinson, Hassan Salem, Meyer M. Saltzman, Richard Schierburg, Michael K. Schonbrun, Carole Schwartz, Martin Semple, Stephen B. Siegel, Wendy Siegel, Donald Silversmith, Marc D. Steron, Burton M. Tansky, Debra Tuchman, Evan H. Zucker, Joseph S. Davis, William Gold II, Philip H. Karsh, Leonard M. Perlmutter, Edward A. Robinson

Blacktie Photos by: Marcelo Mainzer & M. Darcy

 2011 Grand Marshals: the Wylies, Thompsons, Schierburgs and Morgridges
2011 Grand Marshals: the Wylies, Thompsons, Schierburgs and Morgridges


National Jewish Health Brings On Ibiza Heat at Beaux Arts Ball
story by: M. Darcy
Once again, the hottest party in town was the Beaux Arts Ball benefitting National Jewish Health, and this year it positively sizzled with the vibrant colors and energy of the Spanish Mediterranean town of Ibiza.  Over 1,200 guests donned their white-tie best to celebrate and raise over $2 million for the nation's #1 respiratory hospital that proudly stands by its statement "We Never Say Never™" to bring hope, treatment and cures to people all around the world with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related diseases. 

Saturday night, March 19, the Hyatt Regency ballroom at the Convention Center glowed with white palm trees and glittering chandeliers.  Ingenious lighting bounced hot pinks, purples and ocean blues across the tables.  Arriving guests mingled in the hotel's upper gallery, generously staged with several hors d'oeuvres stations and roving attendants.  Live mannequins clad in chic beachwear flanked one of two full bars.  At the dinner hour, the band inside the ballroom kicked up, the doors flew open and girls in feathered carnivale costumes, followed by sashed male dancers, quickly enticed guests to their seats.
The program maintained a Latin-club vibe through a spectacular high-energy show by the talented Red Loquita and the Red Hot Band, and the exotic ensemble of E Plus Productions dance troupe.  Guests were eager to get out on the dance floor themselves, and once there tossed neon glow bands like Frisbees.
The highlight of the Beaux Arts Ball is the recognition of the most committed supporters of National Jewish Health.  This year's Grand Marshals were Carrie and John Morgridge, Linda and Rich Schierburg, Viki and Jack Thompson and Joni and Scott WylieIris and Michael Smith, who donated the lead gift for the clinics and laboratories building which bears their names, and who have been dedicated supporters of the hospital since 1991, were bestowed the Arthur B. Lorber Award for Distinguished Service. Not yet done giving, Iris Smith opened the live auction by matching a  bid on the “Life is a Cabernet” package that included a private dinner and vertical wine tasting courtesy of Silver Oak Cellars. 
Dr. Michael Salem, President and CEO of National Jewish Health, thanked supporters at the ball, noting that "you make it possible for us to help children like Alesha Anderson, one of 90 chronically ill students at the free kindergarten through eighth-grade Kunsberg School on our campus."  Alesha and her family served as ambassadors of the school to generous donors contributed more than $400,000 in a paddle-raising reverse auction benefiting the school. 

And making the impossible possible is what National Jewish Health does.  It holds a global reputation for success where others have given up.  Patients seeking solutions to their diseases come from all over the country and the world to benefit from more than 111 years of groundbreaking research and personalized care.     

For more information about National Jewish Health or the Beaux Arts Ball, go to or call 877.225.5654.


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