Gala Honoring Carlos Chacon and Mark Levinson Raises Over $300,000 for National Jewish Health
JUNE 20, 2012
More than 370 guests at the Los Angeles Black and White Ball in June applauded the professional and philanthropic efforts of Carlos L. Chacon, senior vice president in Commercial Credit Administration for Union Bank of California, and William Mark Levinson, corporate, real estate and finance shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP. The black-tie event raised over $300,000 to support the nation’s number one respiratory hospital, National Jewish Health.
Chacon and Levinson’s National Jewish Health Humanitarian Awards were presented by the ball’s co-chairs and past award recipients, Ronald Friedman, retail practice leader and partner-in-charge of the Southern California region, Marcum LLP; Robert K. Lewin, senior vice president and director of business development for the Western region, CIT-Commercial Services; and Fred Lionetti, senior vice president, Continental Business Credit, Inc. Friedman, Lewin and Lionetti are also National Jewish Health Trustees.
In his remarks at the ball, Lionetti announced that the honorees for the 2013 Los Angeles event will be Harry Friedman, executive vice president, Rosenthal & Rosenthal of California Inc., and Gail Bernstein, executive vice president, PNC Business Credit Group.
For more than 50 years, supporters of National Jewish Health, a Denver-based hospital that specializes in the treatment and research of respiratory, cardiac, immune and related diseases, have gathered in Los Angeles to celebrate the institution’s work and share its mission in California.
National Jewish Health treats patients from across the United States and around the world, including almost 700 patients from California in the last three years.
Among the dozens of leaders in the Los Angeles professional services industry involved in the 2012 Black and White Ball presented by Union Bank and Fidelity National Financial, represented by its executive vice president and general counsel, Peter Sadowski, were committee members and National Jewish Health Trustees Vicky L. Balmot, Mark D. Brutzkus, Mitchell F. Cohen, Robert Ezra, Lester M. Friedman, Jeffrey H. Kapor and Jay Mangel.
Other committee members included Darrin M. Beer, Mike Earnhart, Steven H. Reiner and David M. Reza. Honoree co-chairs were Guy K. Fuchs, head of Wells Fargo Capital Finance Group, and Steven Weinstein, CEO and founder of Marketmaker Capital, LLC. Auction co-chairs were Gail Bernstein, PNC Business Credit, and Deborah Steinberg, CIT-New Business Development.
National Jewish Health is known worldwide for treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research. Founded in 1899 as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health remains the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to these disorders. Since 1998, U.S. News & World Report has ranked National Jewish Health the number one respiratory hospital in the nation.