“Winter’s Evening” Dinner Dance Breaks Record, Raising $3 Million for
National Jewish Health
Real Estate and Construction
Industries in New York Donate to Lung Cancer Care and Research at Nation’s #1 Respiratory Hospital
NEW YORK—Members of the real estate and
construction industries in New York, led by Marc Holliday, Chief
Executive Officer of SL Green Realty Corp., raised more than $3 million for
lung-cancer research and care at National Jewish Health, during the annual “Winter’s
Evening” Dinner Dance December 10, topping the previous best for
“Marc told us that he wanted to make this the most
successful event ever, and he did,” said Lisa Tadiri, Vice President of
Development for National Jewish Health. “It is especially gratifying to see how
the real estate and construction industries stepped up to contribute during a still-challenging economic environment.”
Sheree and Marc Holliday enjoy the Winter's Evening Gala Dinner Dance in New York City.
evening’s honoree, was presented the National Jewish Health 2011
Humanitarian Award during the event at the Grand Hyatt New York. The Humanitarian Award recognizes individuals who have made
significant civic and charitable contributions. They have lived their
lives according to a doctrine that promotes the dignity and worth of all
The money raised that night will establish the
Holliday Memorial Fund for Lung Cancer Research, which provides care for lung
cancer patients and supports lung cancer research. The previous fundraising record for the event
was $2.57 million.
National Jewish Health has a world-class team
of clinicians, researchers and support staff to diagnose, prevent and treat lung
cancer. Radiologists and interventional pulmonologists use cutting-edge technology to find and
treat lung cancer at its earliest, most treatable stages. Researchers are making discoveries
about genetics and molecular pathways that can help personalize treatment and
find potential new therapies. To learn more, read about the Lung Cancer
The 1,300 guests at the Winter’s Eve included
luminaries from the real estate industry. Dinner leadership reflects the broad support that National Jewish Health has enjoyed for
decades from the New York
real estate community.
The hefty roster of executive and dinner committee
members was led by dinner chairmen Stephen L. Green and Andrew W.
Mathias. Honorary chairman was Morton Holliday.
Left To Right: Michael Salem, MD, President & CEO, National Jewish Health; Bruce Mosler, Cushman & Wakefield; Wendy Siegel; Andrew Mathias, SL Green Realty Corp.; Humanitarian of the Year Award Honoree Marc Holliday, SL Green Realty Corp., Stephen Green, SL Green Realty Corp.; Larry Silverstein, Silverstein Properties; Thomas Gart, Chairman of the Board, National Jewish Health.
The co-chairmen were
Leonard Boxer, Marty Cohen, James D. Kuhn, Charles
Kushner, Jared C. Kushner, Jonathan L. Mechanic, Lee S.
Neibart, Peter G. Riguardi, Stephen B. Siegel, Larry A.
Silverstein and Norman Sturner.
Green Team members who dedicated
time and energy to support the event included John Barnes, Steven M.
Durels, Matt DiLiberto, Neil H. Kessner, Andrew S. Levine,
James Mead, Edward V. Piccinich, David Schonbraun, Dania
Vera and Isaac Zion.
Wendy Siegel, National Council of Trustees Co-Chair,
provided the vision and expertise to ensure a high-energy and fun-filled
evening with a lunar fantasy theme.
Event sponsors included:
- The Holliday Foundation
- SL Green Realty Corp.
- Alliance Building Services
- AREA Property Partners
- Cohen & Steers
- Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Co.
- Fidelity National Title Insurance Co.
- Greenberg, Traurig, LLP
- McGovern &
- Silverstein Properties
- Stonehenge Partners, Inc.
- Transel Elevator
- Waldorf Demolition.