Winter’s Evening Virtual Event Raises Critical Funds for COVID-19 Treatment and Research at National Jewish Health

JANUARY 08, 2021

NEW YORK — The National Jewish Health Winter’s Evening virtual event, held Dec. 12, 2020, raised more than $860,000 to help fund COVID-19 treatment and research at the nation’s leading respiratory hospital. This was the 52nd annual event held to celebrate the New York real estate and construction industries. The event also recognized the extraordinary team of National Jewish Health doctors who fought alongside their colleagues at Mount Sinai last spring during the initial COVID-19 surge in New York City.

National Jewish Health Doctors in New York.

 The funds raised through the event will accelerate more than 80 innovative COVID-19 research projects currently underway. In addition, the funds will support the Center for Post-COVID Care and Recovery, which treats patients from around the country who are suffering the residual effects of the virus.

 “We were founded in 1899 to battle a respiratory epidemic, tuberculosis. It required adaptation, innovation, research, and collaboration. Defeating the COVID-19 pandemic is what National Jewish Health was built for, is highly focused on, and the kind of work we have excelled at for more than a century," said Michael Salem, MD, president and CEO of National Jewish Health in discussing the role of National Jewish Health in fighting the pandemic.

As part of the event, Marty Burger, CEO of Silverstein Properties, was inducted as a National Jewish Health trustee. Award-winning Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco entertained.

The event was sponsored by:

Presenter’s Circle Sponsors: The Feil Organization and Silverstein Properties, Inc.

Executive Circle Sponsors: BLDG Management Co., Inc.; Michele & Marty Cohen; Glenwood Management Corp.; and Kukral Foundation.

Founder Sponsors: Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP; Jon & Mindy Gray Family Foundation; Greenberg Traurig LLP; The Kuhn Family; Kushner Companies; The Murnick Family; Wendy & Stephen B. Siegel; and Mark and Linda Walsh.

Benefactor Sponsors: 5 Penn Plaza; Crown Acquisitions; Fidelity National Title Insurance Company; Bruce Mosler; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; and SL Green Realty Corp.

Patron Sponsors: ABM Industry Groups, LLC; Ambassador Construction Company, Inc.; Cushman & Wakefield; Holliday Family Foundation; Lazard; Joseph Rubin; Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP/Leonard Boxer, and Wilk Auslander LLP.

Sponsors: Linda and Earle Altman; AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.; City National Bank; Eastdil Secured LLC; Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; and Omni New York LLC.

National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Founded 124 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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