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Norm Brownstein, Esq., to receive 2009 National Jewish Health® Arthur B. Lorber Award for Distinguished Service during Beaux Arts Ball Feb. 21

 

Norman Brownstein, Esq., will receive the Arthur B. Lorber Award for Distinguished Service at the Beaux Arts Ball gala on Feb. 21 in Denver.  The event raises funds for National Jewish Health®, the nation's number one respiratory hospital.

Mr. Brownstein, founding member and Chairman of the Board of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, is nationally recognized for his extensive experience in real estate law, commercial transactions and public policy advocacy; and was named one of the "100 Most Influential Lawyers in America" by the National Law Journal.  Mr. Brownstein has been a dedicated and active supporter National Jewish Health since 1974 and Board Member of National Jewish Health since 1976.  He received the President's Award from National Jewish in 1998.  Mr. Brownstein was responsible for securing $8 million in government funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration for the construction of the Iris and Michael Smith Clinics and Laboratories; and, with his wife, Sunny, generously supports many National Jewish Health fundraising events across the country by serving in leadership positions, including honoree and chair, and by securing other leaders to serve in these roles.         

Among Mr. Brownstein's other charitable pursuits are the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. and the Simon Wiesenthal Center. He also serves as Vice President of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). In 2008 he received the Mizel Museum's Community Cultural Enrichment Award.

Recipients of the Arthur B. Lorber Award for Distinguished Service show leadership in an area that has impacted our reputation, service, science or mission.

Arthur Lorber was the son of Fannie Lorber, who in 1907 founded the Denver Sheltering Home as an orphanage for Jewish children. As "The Home" evolved from an orphanage into an asthma treatment center, Arthur was the visionary who combined compassionate care with ground breaking research and thus created the premier treatment center for respiratory diseases in the country.   The clinical and research programs that Arthur set in motion, which became part of National Jewish Health when "The Home" merged with National Jewish Hospital and Research Center in the mid-1970s, have helped millions of people around the world. 

The Beaux Arts Ball takes place on Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.  A limited number of tickets to the gala are available at (303) 398-1064 or by email at barost@njhealth.org.

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 remains the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to these disorders.

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