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AIR Society Benefit at 4 World Trade Center Honors Michael A. Rodriguez, President of Alliance Build


Michael Rodriguez, president of Alliance Building Services and one of Crain’s New York Business 40 Under 40, will be honored at the May 1 AIR Society “The Sky’s The Limit” cocktail party benefit at 4 World Trade Center. The party, which supports groundbreaking research and treatment at National Jewish Health, features an open bar, guest DJ, dancing and a live auction. Tickets to the event are $500 each, or $200 each for professionals age 30 and younger, and are available online at


Rodriguez, who began his career with Alliance Building Services as a nighttime supervisor, has served as its president during a time when the company has more than quadrupled in size, revenue and services. Alliance Building Services now employs more than 4,000 people in the New York City area. Rodriguez has received past recognition for his support of the Diabetes Research Institute and the Committee for Hispanic Children and Families Inc.

The AIR Society was formed in 1991 by Kathy Chazen; Michael Comras; Bruce Dobozin, MD; Keith and Stacey Locker; Jeffrey L. Rubin; and Roger Silverstein. The group inspires young professionals to engage in fundraising activities on behalf of National Jewish Health, the nation’s leading respiratory hospital and a world-renowned research center. Since its founding, AIR Society members have raised more than $3.5 million to fund research, patient care and educational programs at National Jewish Health. AIR Society Benefit Co-Chairs are Justin E. Magazine, vice president at Savills, and Roger Silverstein, executive vice president of Silverstein Properties Inc. Honorary Chairs are Richard J. Mack, Mack Real Estate Group; Jason D. Pizer, Trinity Real Estate; and Peter G. Riguardi, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas Inc.

Leadership committee members include:

Bobby Angel
Strategies for Wealth
Rebecca Magazine

Marisa Bass
Jay M. Murnick
Murnick Property Group
Jennifer Dwork
JP Morgan
Lee S. Murnick
Murnick Property Group
Peter Galperin
Galperin Design, Inc.
Janeen K. Saltman
JKS Events Inc.

Brian Getzler
Treetop Development
Jared A. Siegel
Squire Investments LLC
Brian Ginsberg
Duff & Phelps, LLC
Stacey Silverstein
Zeynep Inanli
Quality Building Services
Benjamin S. Thrush
HUB International Northeast
Mitchell Karasik
En-Power Group
Jennifer Widay
Kaback Enterprises Inc.
Beck Lee
Media Blitz LLC
Kyle Widay
Goldman Sachs & Co.


Benefit Sponsors include ABM Industries Inc., Alliance Building Services, Ambassador Construction Company Inc., Ashkenazy Acquisition, Benjamin Gittlin Foundation, Kaback Enterprises Inc., Schrimmer Design Group, Stacey and Roger Silverstein, Silverstein Properties Inc., Squire Investment LLC, Trinity Real Estate and Viacom.

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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