More than 1,200 attendees donned their best Gatsby-inspired attire on Saturday, February 22, to support National Jewish Health at the 2014 Beaux Arts Ball. The sold-out event is the organization’s largest annual fundraiser. Guests enjoyed cocktails and an array of passed hors d’oeuvres, before traveling back to the 1920s in the decked out ballroom at the Downtown Denver Hyatt Regency Hotel. The festive event featured a wide array of entertainment including aerial performers, dancers and  live musical performances.

Board Chair Richard Schierburg welcomed the crowd early on in the evening and this year’s Grand Marshals, Kathy (represented by daughter Andrea) and Ted Brown, Robin and Cole Finegan, Tim Gill and Scott Miller and Debbie and Don Silversmith were honored on stage for their work for the organization, and numerous other organizations in the community. Dr. Michael Salem, president and CEO of National Jewish, addressed the audience before dinner was served.

A live auction, hosted by celebrity auctioneer Letitia Frye, featured a Gatsby-esque shopping spree trip to New York, a Mexican Beach getaway, a day of luxury and shopping in Denver, and a private vineyard vacation in New Zealand. Direct donations were accepted for this year’s beneficiary, the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at National Jewish Health, the largest center of its kind in the United States. Following the dinner, program and live auction, attendees showed off their best moves and danced into the night.

National Jewish Health is known worldwide for its treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders, and for ground-breaking medical research. Founded in 1899 as a nonprofit hospital, it remains the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to these disorders. Since 1998, U.S. News & World Report has ranked National Jewish Health the number-one respiratory hospital in the nation. For more information, please visit www.NJHealth.org.