Beaux Arts Ball IBIZA: National Jewish Health Plans Holiday on the Spanish Mediterranean at Hyatt Regency Denver on March 19

More than a thousand people will walk through the doors of the Hyatt Regency Denver on March 19 and enter a steamy scene on the Spanish Mediterranean at the Morgridge Family Foundation 2011 Beaux Arts Ball. The Ibiza isle holiday benefits National Jewish Health.

Beaux Arts Ball, the institution’s largest annual fundraising event in Denver, attracts the metro area’s most prominent business people and philanthropists and raises $2 million each year to support world-renowned research and treatment programs for respiratory, cardiac, immune and related diseases at National Jewish Health.

Grand Marshals of the black-tie gala are Carrie and John Morgridge, Linda and Rich Schierburg, Viki and Jack Thompson, and Joni and Scott Wylie. Presenting Sponsor is First Western Trust Bank.             

Iris and Michael Smith will receive the Arthur B. Lorber Award for Distinguished Service, the highest award given at National Jewish Health.

Committee members for the 2011 Beaux Arts Ball include Stephen Arent, Anne and Rich Baer, John Bolger, Michelle Buquet and Staunton Golding, Robin Chotin, Liane and Robert Clasen, Charlene and David Engleberg, Michael Faughnan, Barb Gallagher, Margie and Tom Gart, Bei Lee and Bill Gold, Arlene and Barry Hirschfeld, Dorothy Holder and Tom Kowalski, Marty and Bill Hornaday, Megan and Mariner Kemper, Elizabeth and Steven Kris, Patti Robinson Levin and Bradley Levin, Evi and Evan Makovsky, Bonnie and David Mandarich, Anuschka and Zach Pashel, Arlene Richardson, Susan and Eddie Robinson, Sheila and Hassan Salem, Debbie and Don Silversmith, Brenda and Brad Thomann, Karen Zeller, and Meghan and Evan Zucker. 

Tickets start at $500 and tables may be purchased beginning at $5,000. To make a reservation, call National Jewish Health at 303.398.1463. 

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.

The Arthur B. Lorber Award is named for 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. 

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