Albert Spada, of Santander Bank, Honored at the New York Financial Industries Dinner

Event Raised Nearly $480,000 for National Jewish Health, the Nation’s Leading Respiratory Hospital


MARCH 22, 2016

DENVER, CO — Albert Spada, managing director and head of Asset-Based Lending for Santander Bank, received the National Jewish Health Humanitarian Award at the 39th Annual Financial Industries Dinner on Thursday, March 10, 2016. The most influential leaders from New York’s financial industries were among the nearly 600 attendees who honored Spada at the New York Hilton by raising nearly $480,000 for National Jewish Health, the leading respiratory hospital in the nation.

Spada was presented with the National Jewish Health Humanitarian Award. The award recognizes individuals who have made significant civic and charitable contributions and are leaders in their communities and industry. Spada was recognized for his accomplished career in commercial lending, where he has provided exceptional service to his customers for more than 20 years, and his long-standing commitment to National Jewish Health.

Albert Spada accepts the National Jewish Health Humanitarian Award from Michael P. McGonigle at the 39th Annual Financial Industries Dinner in New York.

Albert Spada accepts the National Jewish Health Humanitarian Award from Michael P. McGonigle at the 39th Annual Financial Industries Dinner in New York. More photos. 

“I have supported National Jewish Health for more than 20 years and am inspired by this vital research and treatment facility that helps people from all over the world,” said Spada. “I am honored to receive the Humanitarian Award and be in the company of a distinguished group of past recipients, all of whom I admire for both their philanthropy and their work in the financial services industry.” 

The leadership committee for the dinner reflects New York’s legacy of support for National Jewish Health. Jeffrey J. McLane, senior vice president and president of Business Capital at Bank of America, was the dinner’s honorary chair and last year’s honoree. Chairing the dinner was Michael P. McGonigle, managing director at Audax Group. Robert V. Love, senior vice president and group director at Signature Bank, was the dinner treasurer. More information about the evening and the committee can be found in the Financial Industries Dinner program.

(left to right) Robert Arth, Robert Love, Jeffrey McLane, Joseph Nemia, Philip Bleser, Albert Spada, Warren Mino, William Brewer, Michael McGonigle, Barry Kastner, Andrew Tananbaum, and Robert Sandler at the 39th Annual Financial Industries Dinner in New York, benefiting National Jewish Health .

(left to right) Robert Arth, Robert Love, Jeffrey McLane, Joseph Nemia, Philip Bleser, Albert Spada, Warren Mino, William Brewer, Michael McGonigle, Barry Kastner, Andrew Tananbaum, and Robert Sandler at the 39th Annual Financial Industries Dinner in New York, benefiting National Jewish Health .

Inducted into the National Jewish Health Council of National Trustees that night was William D. Brewer, co-chair of Corporate Lending at Winston & Strawn LLP, and 2014 Financial Industries Dinner honoree. Brewer joins more than 200 community and business leaders across the country who raise awareness and support for National Jewish Health. 

National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Founded 117 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 patients 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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