Peter Riguardi of Jones Lang LaSalle Honored at the 55th Real Estate and Construction Industries Dinner Dance Gala in New York
Gala Raises Over $2 million for National Jewish Health
The 55th annual National Jewish Health ‘A Winter’s Evening’ Dinner Dance was held Saturday, December 9, 2023, at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers New York. More than 500 guests attended the event raising over $2 million to establish The Linda and Peter Riguardi Family Fund for Research and Care of Pediatric and Adult Immune-Related Diseases at National Jewish Health, the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Peter Riguardi, chairman and president of the New York Tri-State Region Jones Lang LaSalle Brokerage, Inc., was honored with the National Jewish Health Humanitarian Award. The National Jewish Health Humanitarian Award is given to individuals nationwide who have made significant civic and charitable contributions to their communities and professions.
Dinner chairs and hospital leadership pictured from left to right: Adam Schwartz, Nicole Meyer, Mitchell Konsker, Hilary Spann, National Jewish Health President and CEO Michael Salem, MD, Larry Silverstein, Stephen Siegel, Wendy Siegel, honoree Peter Riguardi, Glen Weiss, Jonathan Mechanic and Paul Glickman.
Jon Mechanic, of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP, a member of the National Jewish Health Council of National Trustees and a past recipient of the award, introduced Riguardi and presented the Humanitarian Award. Larry A. Silverstein, executive vice president at Silverstein Properties, Inc., and treasurer of the National Jewish Health Board of Directors, served as honorary chair and helped lead the evening’s program.
Wendy Siegel, executive chair for the event and co-chair of the Council of National Trustees, welcomed Nicole Kushner Meyer and Adam Schwartz, of Angelo Gordon, who were both inducted as Trustees. Schwartz was honored at this event in 2022.
In addition, Evan Zucker, a principal of Academy Partners Group and the newly appointed chair of the National Jewish Health Board of Directors, attended the event with his wife Meghan. Zucker has served on the Board for more than 30 years.
The President’s Circle sponsor was The Silverstein Family. The Honoree’s Circle included Michele and Marty Cohen; Glenwood Management Corp.; Victoria and Lloyd Goldman; The Murnick Family; John Kukral/Northwood; and Linda and Peter Riguardi. Founders sponsors were Brookfield Properties; BXP/Boston Properties; CBRE; Cushman & Wakefield; Feil Family Foundation; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP; Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Jones Lang LaSalle; The Kuhn Family; Kushner Companies; Quality Building Services Corp.; Stawski Partners; Wendy M. and Stephen B. Siegel; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP; Vornado Realty Trust; and Meghan and Evan Zucker.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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