Honorees

Judi & Alan Altman

Judi and Dr. Alan Altman have been an active part of the full-time Aspen community for well over a decade. They have been involved with Bella Sera for much of that time. Whether it was Theatre Aspen, Chabad Aspen Jewish Community Center, Bridging Bionics, Ballet, Jazz, Film or National Jewish Health, they stepped up and remained generous and giving of their time and effort.

Alan’s passion and focus has been on educating women both nationally and internationally on menopause, hormones and sexual dysfunction, and he was at the forefront of the development of the first “sex” drug for women. Judi and he were also very involved in the locally-produced award-winning documentary film, “Hot Flash Havoc,” correcting years of misinformation about hormones. Another passion is bringing in speakers each summer for Aspen Counterpoint and the Aspen JCC to speak on national and international issues, medicine, the arts, technology and Israel.

They are so proud of the success their two incredible sons, Matt and Josh, have achieved, and their three grandchildren, including recently-arrived boy-girl twins. Finally, Judi and Alan are among the strongest supporters of all the restaurants in town due to Judi’s culinary reservations technique.

 

 

Dorothy & Harold Thau

Dorothy and Harold “Hal” Thau are full-time Aspen residents and have been supporters of National Jewish Health for nearly 20 years. Together, they have been active leaders of many organizations including the Jampolsky Outreach Foundation and United Jewish Appeal Aspen Valley, of which they are founders. Dorothy has served on seven boards in Aspen and 31 boards total, including Pathfinders for Cancer, Sunshine Kids, Deaf Camp, the International League for Human Rights, as well as the Aspen Center for Integral Health. Hal has served on boards of Jazz Aspen Snowmass, The Melting Pot Theatre and The Windstar Foundation.

Hal is a well-known theater producer whose credits include David Mamet’s “Glengarry Glen Ross” and Sam Shepard’s “True West.” Hal won a Tony Award® for “Spring Awakening” which was named Best Musical in 2007. He is also president of Advent Management Corporation, an entertainment management firm. His clients have included John Denver, Duke Ellington and John Malkovich to name a few. His writing credits include an autobiography, “Bronx to Broadway: A Life in Show Business.”

Dorothy and Hal been involved with Bella Sera for more than a decade. They are very proud of their two beautiful children and five grandchildren.