Annual Winter’s Evening Dinner Dance Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Event Honors Lloyd Goldman and Raises $2 Million for National Jewish Health
JANUARY 09, 2019
NEW YORK — The 50th
annual Winter’s Evening Dinner Dance, held December 8, 2018, at the Grand Hyatt New York, honored Lloyd Goldman of BLDG Management and raised $2 million for pediatric allergy and respiratory care at National Jewish Health. Goldman was honored with the National Jewish Health Humanitarian Award for his significant civic and charitable contributions.
From left to right: Michael Salem, MD; Wendy Siegel; Larry Silverstein; Lloyd Goldman; Stanley I. Chera; and Michael Boxer.
Goldman is president of BLDG Management Co., Inc. and its affiliates, which own and manage real estate throughout the United States. The portfolio consists of more than 400 real properties, including more than 7,000 residential units and more than 20 million square feet of commercial properties. Goldman is the managing member of a partnership that owns a 50 percent position in the World Trade Center leasehold of Towers 2, 3 and 4. In addition, Goldman serves on the boards of several philanthropic and health care organizations.
Those honoring Goldman and supporting National Jewish Health included a Who’s Who of the New York real estate and construction industries, including Honorary Chair Larry Silverstein; Dinner Chairs Michael Boxer, Peter Cohen and Stephen Siegel; and Executive Chair Wendy Siegel.
“I know what it means to invest in the best,” said Silverstein. “National Jewish Health is continually ranked as the best respiratory hospital in the nation by U.S. News& World Report. Investing in this institution will bring enormous returns, not just for those who are treated at their Denver campus, but for all of us in New York and around the world who benefit from their discoveries.”
The Victoria and Lloyd Goldman Fund for Pediatric Allergy and Respiratory Care and Research will support the whole-child approach at National Jewish Health, including advanced testing and individualized care delivered by a team of health care professionals. The hospital invests heavily in researching cures for devastating respiratory and allergic diseases such as cystic fibrosis, severe asthma, eczema and food allergies. Comprehensive care and cutting-edge research at National Jewish Health have led to numerous improvements in diagnosis and care of those diseases.
The hospital has already made great strides in helping children and adults with allergies and asthma. The Food Challenge, the gold standard for diagnosing food allergies, was developed at National Jewish Health, and researchers discovered IgE, the molecule responsible for allergic reactions. This discovery has become the basis for many new treatments for asthma and allergies.
The anniversary celebration was themed to celebrate the golden anniversary of the event and was once again the talk of the town. Wendy Siegel, executive chair for the event, organized a sparkling event with great company, entertainment and dining. Truly an evening to remember and all for a good cause.
For more information about A Winter’s Evening Real Estate and Construction Industries Dinner Dance and other events benefiting National Jewish Health, please contact Dru Finkelstein at FinkelsteinD@njhealth.org, 212.297.0857 or visit wintersevegala.org.
National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Founded 120 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.