Aspen “BELLA SERA Music in the Air” Raises $250,000 for National Jewish Health
Music Icons Patti Austin and James Ingram Entertained Guests at the New Aspen Home of Susan and Lloyd Miller on July 15
(L to R) National Jewish Health President and CEO Michael Salem, MD, with event co-chairs Lantz and Laura Welch, Susan and Lloyd Miller, and Yoly and Mark Davis. Photo by Alice Koelle.
Grammy Award winners Patti Austin and James Ingram performed in front of an enthusiastic crowd on July 15 at the seventh annual “BELLA SERA Music in the Air” benefiting National Jewish Health and presented by Nancy and Richard Rogers. The first event held in the new home of Susan and Lloyd Miller, “BELLA SERA Music in the Air” drew over 200 guests and raised nearly $250,000 for the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Guests enjoyed jazzy cocktails and the culinary delights of celebrity chef Ben Robinson.
Yoly and Mark Davis, Susan and Lloyd Miller, and Laura and Lantz Welch served as 2013 Bella Sera Co-Chairs. Those who attended included Billie and Greg Erwin, Kitzia and Richard Goodman, Glenda and Jerry Greenwald, Arjun Gupta, Liba Icahn, Alex Kaufman, Dorothy and Sidney Kohl, Amy and John Phelan, and Catherine Ann and John Provine.
Austin and Ingram gave an up-close and personal live performance, which included their 1982 duet hit “Baby, Come to Me.” Guests also learned about the life-changing treatment and research that National Jewish Health physicians and scientists conduct every day at 22 locations throughout Colorado, including in the Aspen Valley.
“National Jewish Health is at the forefront of medicine, and that is possible because of the support of individuals like you here in Aspen and others around the world,” said National Jewish Health President and CEO Michael Salem, MD.
World-renowned National Jewish Health physicians see adult and pediatric patients in Denver and at clinics in Aspen, Basalt and New Castle. The institution’s physicians work closely with local doctors in the Aspen Valley to provide treatment for patients with COPD, asthma, atopic dermatitis, food allergies, lung cancers, cardiology, rhinitis, immune disorders and recurrent infections.
Host committee members for “BELLA SERA Music in the Air” are Aspen residents who are dedicated to furthering the mission of National Jewish Health. They included Nancy and Jeff Baumann, Peggy and Shlomo Ben-Hamoo, Wilma and Stuart Bernstein, Holly and David Dreman, Cristof Eigelberger, Suellen and Melvyn Estrin, Barbara and Aaron Fleck, Golda and Shelly Friedstein, Betty and Bob Gates, Marilyn and William Getz, Louise and David Gitlitz, Barbara and Jerry Glauser, Lita Heller, Kristen and Marc Holtzman, Madeleine Larson, Paula and Monty Loud, Marlene and Frederic Malek, Carrie and John Morgridge, Amy and Richie Pearlstone, Kathryn Fleck Peisach and Harry Peisach, Essie and Jordon Perlmutter, Gloria Scharlin, Linda and David Stein, Dorothy and Harold Thau, Lynda and Doug Weiser, and Elle and Philip Winn.
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.