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Real Estate and Construction Industries Dinner-Dance raises $1.4 million for National Jewish Health


Bruce E. Mosler, Co-Chairman of the Board of Cushman & Wakefield Inc., was the evening’s honoree as he was presented the National Jewish Health® 2010 Humanitarian Award on December 11 during the Real Estate and Construction Industries’ Winter’s Eve Gala at the Grand Hyatt New York. The event raised $1.4 million to establish the Bruce E. and Wendy F. Mosler Fund for Treatment and Research of Pediatric and Adult Asthma. Jonathan L. Mechanic of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, last year’s honoree, was inducted into the National Jewish Health Council of National Trustees by National Jewish Health President and CEO Michael Salem, MD, during the event.


The 800 guests, luminaries from the real estate industry, danced until midnight amid the Times Square-themed décor complete with dancers dressed as taxi cabs and iconic New York City buildings, a 24-piece marching band, which gave a chaotic, rousing feel to the “Winter’s Eve” theme.  Wendy Siegel, National Council of Trustees Co-Chair, again oversaw the party arrangements to ensure a high-energy and fun-filled evening.

Dinner leadership is a reflection of 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 were led by dinner chairmen Glenn J. Rufrano and Stephen B. Siegel, National Jewish Health National Council of Trustees Co-Chair. Honorary chairmen were Marty Cohen, Thomas M. Flexner, Jared C. Kushner, Georgette Mosbacher, Joseph J. Plumeri, Steven Roth, Larry A. Silverstein, Robert Speyer and Norman Sturner. The co-chairmen were James D. Kuhn, Peter G. Riguardi and Mitchell E. Rudin, treasurer was Mitchell L. Konsker and the souvenir program chairmen were Joseph P. Coppotelli and John C. Santora.

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