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March 10, 2012 - High Flying Stars and Stripes Fun at Beaux Arts Ball

What: Annual Beaux Arts Ball

Where: Wings Over the Rockies

When: Saturday March 10, 2012

Time: 6:00pm-11:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices: Ticket prices vary

Beneficiary: National Jewish Health

Grand Marshal(s): Colleen and Javier Baz, Sharon and Lanny Martin, and Sheila and Hassan Salem

Honoree(s): US Sen Daniel Inouye

EMCEE: Gov. John Hickenlooper

Presenting Sponsor(s): Morgridge Family Foundation

Corporate Chairperson(s): Richard Schierburg

Executive Director: Dr. Michael Salem

Introductions: Thomas Gart

Music: Big Brass band, live entertainment

Sponsors: US Bank, Joyce Zeff, Colleen and Javier Boz, Brownstein Farber Hyatt Schreck, The Gart Companies, Rebecca and Lewis Kling, MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation, Sharon and Lanny Mrtin/Platte River Ventures, and The Pinton Foundation

Auctioneer: Amy Assiter

Gala Production: Monica Cheeks, Hyatt Regency; Adriane Hodder, Starkey Productions; Mark Howell, Mark Joseph Creative Development Group; Jesse Ketter, Design Works; Simon Melser and Rob Wright, J&S Audio Visual

Quote of the evening: "We never say never at National Jewish Health"

Menu: Beer-baised short rib, baked scallops, apple glazed red cabbage, baked gruyere elbow mac 'n cheese

Attendance: 3,000

Attire: Black tie

Florist: Design Works

Decor/Rental Company: Design Works

Board of Directors: Margaret Sue Allon, Stephen W. Arent, Jim Berenbaum, Paulette Brody, Norman Brownstein, Robin Chotin, Geraldine Cohen, R. Stanton Dodge, David H. Engleberg, Joel Farkas, Michael Feiner, Barbara Gallagher, Thomas Gart, Lawrence Gelfond, Roger Gibson, Jerry Glauser, Will Gold III, Staunton Golding, A. Barry Hirschfeld, Christie Isenberg, Mariner Kemper, Lewis Kling, Steven Kris, James D. Kuhn, Bradley A Levin

Steering Committee: Christine Benero, John Bolger, Michelle Buquet and Staunton Golding, Robin Chotin, Matt Derrington and Jamie Van Leeuwen, Lindsey and Stanton Dodge, Charlene and David Engleberg, Margie and Thomas Gart, Bei Lee and Bill Gold, Elaine and Michael Harms, Arlene and Barry Hirschfeld, Marty and Billy Hornaday

Blacktie Photos by: Chad Chisholm

 Javier and Colleen Baz, left, with Sheila and Hassan Salem, 2012 Grand Marshals
Javier and Colleen Baz, left, with Sheila and Hassan Salem, 2012 Grand Marshals

From high-flying aerialists to swing dancers to an appearance by Captain America, the Beaux Arts Ball to benefit National Jewish Health was among the most memorable social galas of the season.  Its theme of “Salute the Stars and Stripes” evoked the 1940s post World War II era to perfection.   The event held at Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum was a tremendous success, raising $2 million for the institution as guests enjoyed a convivial atmosphere resonating with big band music and show stopping numbers.

Grand Marshals for the evening were Colleen and Javier Baz, Sharon and Lanny Martin and Sheila and Hassan SalemThomas Gart delivered the opening remarks and an introduction to Gov. John Hickenlooper.  Among the guests were Barry and Arlene Hirschfeld, John and Dana Berry, Board Chair Rich and Linda Schierburg, Christine Benero and her father Col. Joseph Benero, Norm and Sunny Brownstein and Jack and Viki Thompson.  Professional freestyle skier Jake Cohn, a former patient at National Jewish Health, attended with his family.

Introducing Cohn to the audience, Michael Salem, MD, told the Beaux Arts Ball guests, “Because of your support tonight, we never say never to Jake and the thousands of other patients who seek our care every day.”

Sen. Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii, a World War II combat veteran and long time supporter of NationalJewish Health, was the recipient of this year’s Lorber Award. Sen. Inouye has a distinguished record and strong history as an advocate for veteran’s health issues.   In a letter read by National Jewish Health Board of Directors Chair Rich Schierburg, Sen. Inouye wrote that illness prohibited him from appearing personally, and he promised to visit Denver and accept his award in the near future.

National Jewish Health is known worldwide for treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders and for groundbreaking medical research.  Founded in 1899 as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health remains the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to these disorders.  Since 1998, U.S. News & World Report has ranked National Jewish Health the #1 respiratory hospital in the nation.

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