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Young Leaders Learn about Giving Back at Event Hosted by National Jewish Health

New York, NY —

On May 22, 2019, National Jewish Health, the nation’s leading respiratory hospital, held a Young Professionals Leadership Lunch and Learn event sponsored by CBRE, Inc. More than 40 individuals attended the lunch hosted by the National Jewish Health New York AIR Society Young Leadership. All funds raised by the AIR Society nationwide support research, patient care, and clinical and educational programs at National Jewish Health.


The event was led by Cassandra Siegel Neubauer, Cooper Weisman and Dylan Weisman; Jennifer and Kyle Widay were also on hand to help raise awareness about the work of National Jewish Health and the role of The AIR Society.

Stephen Siegel, Chairman, Global Brokerage of CBRE which sponsored the event introduced speaker Larry Silverstein, Chairman of Silverstein Properties, Inc. He shared his life experience and the importance of giving back to help others. Silverstein held a captive audience with his words of wisdom. He also participated in a lively and thoughtful question and answer session with the young professionals in attendance.

Up next, The AIR Society Presents, “THE SKY’S THE LIMIT,” a fundraising event on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at the Ascent Lounge New York on the fourth floor of the world-famous Time Warner Center.
The 27th annual event will honor Roger A. Silverstein of Silverstein Properties, Inc. with the Irving Borenstein Memorial Award.

For event information, please contact Mattie L. Shepheard at 212.297.0857 or, or visit or

The New York AIR Society is comprised of a diverse group of ambitious young professionals from a variety of industries in New York. Since its inception in 1991, more than $5 million has been raised to fund research, patient care, and clinical and educational programs at National Jewish Health. The drive of these founding members came from the positive experience they or a family member had while being treated at National Jewish Health.

National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Founded 125 years ago as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health today is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of children and adults with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders. Patients and families come to National Jewish Health from around the world to receive cutting-edge, comprehensive, coordinated care. To learn more, visit the media resources page.

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