About the New York AIR Society
For Asthma, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine
In 1991, a group of young professionals came together to form the New York AIR Society because some of them or their family members had been treated for asthma, allergies and/or immune system disorders at National Jewish Health. This common tie gave them the inspiration to assist National Jewish Health in its efforts.
Since that time, the AIR Society has expanded to Washington, DC (DC AIR Society Benefit) and Denver (Cocktails & Karaoke).
The New York AIR Society is composed of a diverse group of ambitious young professionals from a variety of industries in New York. Since its inception, more than $3 million has been raised to fund research, patient care, and clinical and educational programs at National Jewish Health, the number one hospital in the country for respiratory medicine for 15 consecutive years, and is also rated one of the top 25 most influential research institutions in the world. New members are always welcome.
In 2011, Jason Pizer, President of Trinity Real Estate, was the first honoree to receive the prestigious annual Irving Borenstein Memorial Award for his distinguished leadership, in his industry. In 2012, the award was presented to Peter Riguardi, New York Region President of Jones Lang LaSalle.
Each year, the Committee plans an exciting night for a great cause, with terrific food, drink, live music, dancing, short speeches, live auction, raffle prizes and socializing for young professionals.
For more information please contact Mattie Shepheard, Associate Director, Special Events, New York Office at shepheardm@NJHealth.org or 212.297.0857.