Guests had a roaring good time at the “Fizz & Feathers” 1920s-era themed fundraiser organized by young philanthropists of the 5280 AIR Society held September 7 at the Ironworks venue in downtown Denver. The evening event benefits the chronically ill children of National Jewish Health Morgridge Academy.

Fizz & Feathers is the latest signature event of the 5280 AIR Society (Asthma, Immunology and Respiratory), a Denver group of active healthcare supporters devoted to supporting National Jewish Health programs and mission.

Clem Connolly, National Director Special Events Western Region for National Jewish Health, welcomed the guests and introduced this year’s event hosts. The event Chairs this year were Margery & Mike Gavin and Kelsey & Brad Morse with Honorary Chairs: Karyn & Ross ChotinAngela & Dan Feiner, and Dana & Brian Parks.

The event converted Denver’s Ironworks venue into a modern-day speakeasy, showcasing some of Denver’s top restaurants, award-winning mixologists and an inspired take on the music of the Roaring Twenties. Presenting Sponsor is Bastion, a Denver-based management consulting company. The Speakeasy 24 band entertained all night long. An eclectic buffet and appetizers were provided by supporting Denver restaurants: Acorn, GQ Barbeque, Little Man Ice Cream, Ocean Prime, the Atomic Provisions restaurants, and JW Marriott- Cherry Creek.

The Ironworks is a restored exposed brick building featuring Art Deco decor.

Ironworks is a restored historic exposed brick building featuring art deco décor, indoor/outdoor space for guests, and large custom chandeliers.  The event featured great tunes from the golden era of music with hits from Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Glenn Miller, and Louis Armstrong.  Contemporary music also included hits from soft jazz favorites from Norah Jones and Michael Buble’.

The Roaring Twenties theme matched the Art Deco decor of Ironworks with guests donning their best Gatsby-like styles. The Speakeasy 24 band provided a wide variety of 1920s-era songs, upbeat ‘Charleston-worthy’ classics, and contemporary hits that kept guests moving all night.


The “Fizz and Feathers” event benefits the National Jewish Health Morgridge Academy

Guests were also able to bid on impressive silent auction items including sports memorabilia, fine wines, jewelry and a 7-day Maui vacation for four people.

The researchers, physicians and patient-care staff at National Jewish provide world-class care to people who suffer from respiratory, immune and related diseases, including asthma, emphysema, lung cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, allergic disease and heart disease.

The 5280 AIR Society members represent a variety of industries and will lead the next generation of the institution’s philanthropy by sharing their ideas and vision to propel fundraising efforts, drive awareness, and pave the way for up-and-coming young leadership.

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