Joseph Pollicino, Jr., to Receive National Jewish Health Humanitarian Award at 35th Annual Financial

FEBRUARY 14, 2012

DENVER — Leaders of New York’s financial industries will gather on March 13 to honor Joseph Pollicino Jr., Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of Wells Fargo Bank, NA, at the 35th annual Financial Industries Dinner. The event at the New York Hilton benefits the nation’s #1 respiratory hospital, National Jewish Health.


Pollicino will accept the prestigious Humanitarian Award for his significant civic and charitable contributions and leadership in his industry. He is a board member and past president of the Catholic Big Sisters and Big Brothers of New York and past president of the Plandome Civic Association and Plandome Country Club. He serves on the board of advisors of the Georgetown University Wall Street Alliance and on local youth sports boards for basketball, soccer and baseball.

One of the most prestigious philanthropic events for New York’s financial industry, the Financial Industries Dinner began in 1977, spearheaded by the late New York banker and philanthropist Lou Moskowitz. Over the years, the Financial Industries Dinner has raised nearly $17 million for National Jewish Health.

The 2012 Financial Industries Dinner is chaired by FTI Consulting’s Abby E. Parsonnet. Honorary Chairman is Barry A. Kastner, Keltic Financial Services. Dinner Treasurer is Kevin J. Gillespie, Wells Fargo Capital Finance.

Dinner Committee Vice Chairmen are Glenn Autorino, GE Capital Markets Inc.; Daniel Batterman, Hahn & Hessen LLP; Richard A. Bernstein, P & E Capital, Inc.; Mitchell M. Brand, Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen PC; William D. Brewer, Winston & Strawn LLP; Milton Cooper, Kimco Realty Corp.; Carl Giordano, TD Bank NA; Jonathan Helfat, Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen PC; Daniel J. Krauss, Hahn & Hessen LLP; Frank Lourenso, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; David W. Morse, Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen PC; Joseph P. Powers, Bank of America NA/Merrill Lynch, Pierce Fenner & Smith Inc.; David Rhodes, School of Visual Arts; Jerry Saccone, McGuireWoods LLP; Robert Santimays, GE Corporate Financial Services; and Salvatore Settineri, GE Capital Markets Inc.

National Jewish Health Trustees involved in the Financial Industries Dinner are Robert J. Arth, Herbert L. Ash, Philip F. Bleser, John F. Daly, Donald J. Gibson, David J. Kantes, William A. Kosis, Brian S. MacConnell, Lawrence A. Marsiello, Warren K. Mino, Joseph F. Nemia, Joseph A. Pollicino Sr., Seven J. Seif, Harry C. Steinmetz, Andrew H. Tananbaum, Terrence J. Ullrich and George T. Wendler.

To attend the 2012 Financial Industries Dinner on Tuesday, March 13, contact Mattie Shepheard at 212.297.0857 or via email at

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 #1 respiratory hospital in the nation.

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