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National Jewish Health 2014 Beaux Arts Ball Presented by the Morgridge Family Foundation Honors Lead

Denver, CO —

National Jewish Health will honor four Grand Marshal couples, including Robin and Cole Finegan, at its 2014 Beaux Arts Ball “Gatsby” presented by the Morgridge Family Foundation on Feb. 22. The Finegans are being recognized for their philanthropy and influence in the Denver community. Mr. Finegan is the managing partner of the Denver office of the global law firm Hogan Lovells, while Mrs. Finegan is regional director of emergency management for CDR McGuire. The Roaring ’20s themed “Gatsby” event at the Hyatt Regency Denver Colorado Convention Center also will honor Kathy and Ted Brown, Tim Gill and Scott Miller, and Debbie and Don Silversmith. 


Mr. and Mrs. Finegan have been actively engaged in the Denver community since arriving in 1987. Mr. Finegan has served in public life as Denver’s city attorney and as chief of staff to then-Mayor John Hickenlooper. He also worked for Governor Roy Romer as his chief legal counsel and policy director. Mrs. Finegan recently served the Obama administration as FEMA regional administrator. She is noted nationally for her work with victims of disaster and terrorism, and published “Hope Gets the Last Word,” a well-received book reflecting on her work. In addition to supporting National Jewish Health, the couple has been involved with many philanthropic, civic, and educational organizations in Colorado, including the Mile High Red Cross, the Colorado Children’s Hospital, the Denver Foundation, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Denver Partnership. 

The Beaux Arts Ball is the largest fundraising event held in Denver for National Jewish Health. Each year, more than 1,200 people attend the ball to celebrate the world-renowned institution and to enjoy one of Denver’s most highly anticipated social events of the year. The millions of dollars raised at the Beaux Arts Ball benefit the research and care of children and adults with respiratory, allergic, cardiac, immune and related diseases at National Jewish Health.

For more information about the 2014 Beaux Arts Ball “Gatsby” presented by the Morgridge Family Foundation, contact Clem Connolly at 303.728.6546 or by email

National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Founded 125 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 children and adults 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.

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