One in four Americans suffers from a serious chronic or life-threatening respiratory disease. National Jewish Health is the only insitution in the nation that is dedicated to researching and treating respiratory and related diseases -- and we continue to make groundbreaking discoveries in this area.

The 5280 AIR (Asthma, Immunology and Respiratory) Society is a group of young leaders in Denver who are invested in the National Jewish Health mission and want to make a difference. They represent a variety of industries and will lead the next generation of the institution's philanthropy by sharing their ideas and vision to propel our fundraising efforts, drive awareness, and pave the way for up-and-coming young leadership.

The 5280 AIR Society is modeled after the New York AIR Society, which started in 1991. Some of the members and their families had been treated for asthma, allergies and/or immune system disorders at National Jewish Health. This common tie gave them the inspiration to make their mark by supporting our events and eventually starting their own event. Since the group's inception, it has raised $4 million for the institution. Now, young leaders from across the country are coming together in their own communities to ensure that National Jewish Health is able to continue driving innovation that advances the treatement of respiratory and related diseases.


5280 AIR Society Members

Mia & Jeremy Abelson
Rachelle & Chris Bodnar
Robert Bolger
Frank Borham
Karyn & Ross S. Chotin
Ben & Jordan Deifik
Margery Gavin
Angela & Daniel Feiner
Michael Gavin
Troy Guard
Lucia & Keith Herbert
Sara Atchley Jackson
Tanner Johnson
Connor McGahey
Hilary Marsh
John Morgridge
Kelsey & Brad Morse
Rachel & Yuval Moskovich
Kim & Dustin Nyhus
Kylie Ohringer
Carmelo Paglialunga
Dana & Brian Parks
John Reilly
Amanda Robinson
Eric Schierburg
Michael Silverman
Lara Silversmith
Taylor Surroz
JR Wiles