AIR Society Raises Funds for National Jewish Health on June 13 in New York

Roger Silverstein and David Beuther, MD

More than 200 young professionals raised $292,000 for the nation’s number one respiratory hospital, National Jewish Health, at the 22nd annual New York AIR Society event, “The Sky’s The Limit.” The event was held June 13 at Three Sixty° in Tribeca, New York.

At the event, Roger Silverstein, AIR Society Co-Chair and one of its founding members, was honored for  his decades of dedication to the institution with the President’s Award, presented to him by National Jewish Health President and CEO, Michael Salem, MD.

“Recipients of the President’s Award are prominent leaders in the national business and philanthropic communities,” Dr. Salem said. “They work to further the mission and vision of National Jewish Health and ensure its status as a global leader in the research and treatment of respiratory, immune, cardiac and related diseases. Roger exemplifies the attributes of a President’s Award recipient, and we are proud to honor him in this way.”

The Benefit Chair was Richard J. Mack, North America CEO of AREA Property Partners. Silverstein’s AIR Society Co-Chair was Jason Pizer, president of Trinity Real Estate. The committee is made up of leaders from various professions in the New York region.

Sponsors were Richard Mack, Silverstein Properties Inc., and Roger and Stacey Silverstein. Dozens of New York businesses and individuals also served as sponsors, including Kathy Chazen, a founding member of AIR Society and a National Jewish Health trustee, and Larry Miller; Jones Lang Lasalle Americas Inc.; Skadden ARPS; Studley Inc.; and Trinity Real Estate. Other local trustees who attended the event were Lee Murnick, Jay Murnick, Keith Locker and Bruce Dobozin, MD. Click here for a complete list of sponsors

The AIR Society was formed 22 years ago to inspire young professionals to engage in fundraising activities on behalf of National Jewish Health, the number one respiratory hospital in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report, and a world-renowned research center. AIR Society members have raised more than $3 million to fund research, patient care and educational programs at National Jewish Health. AIR Society Co-Chairs are Roger Silverstein, executive vice president of Silverstein Properties Inc., and Jason Pizer, president of Trinity Real Estate.

National Jewish Health in Denver, Co., 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. U.S. News & World Report has ranked National Jewish Health the number one respiratory hospital in the nation for 15 consecutive years. Each year, patients from the Tri-State Area travel to National Jewish Health hundreds of times to receive world-renowned care from the institution’s expert physicians and staff.