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April 24, 2013 - Mandy Patinkin Shares Poignant Message at JFS Luncheon

What: JFS 9th Annual Executive Luncheon

Where: Hyatt Regency at Colorado Convention Center

When: Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Ticket Prices: $150, sponsorships began at $1,500

Beneficiary: Jewish Family Service

EMCEE: Kim Christiansen, 9News

Gala Chairperson(s): Ed Barad, Jim Cohen, Leslie Ginsberg, Sheryl Goodman and Jamie Sarche

President(s): Yana Vishnitsky

Speaker: Mandy Patinkin

Attendance: 840

Attire: Business Casual

Event Coordinator: Jamie Sarche

Board of Directors: Yana Vishnitsky, Debra Zimmerman, Nancy Benyamin, Cathy Grimm, Shelly Hines, John Kayser

Blacktie Photos by: Chad Chisholm

 Board Chair Alan Mayer and CEO Yana Vishnitsky
Board Chair Alan Mayer and CEO Yana Vishnitsky

With a message of “You Can Change the World,” the 9th Annual JFS Executive Lunch was a wonderful success at Hyatt Regency at Colorado Convention Center. JFS President and CEO Yana Vishnitsky welcomed guests alongside JFS Board Chair Alan Mayer in celebration of the 9th annual gathering. 

A friend of JFS announced a match of $25,000 raised for the event, and guests heard from SHALOM success story Patricia Garcia before the main speakert, Mandy Patinkin. The 2013 JFS Executive Luncheon keynote speaker shared his family story and his admiration of Jewish Family Service. The Tony Award winning TV star was candid and moved by the work of the organization, and applauded them for the work they continue to do. 

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