Steve Peckar, Mindy Levy Peckar, David Asarch, and Anna Asarch
Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) raised more than $450,000 at its fundraiser, Faces of JFS 2018 Winter Soirée, Dec. 12, when David Asarch and Mindy Levy Peckar were honored at the Hangar at Stanley Marketplace. Nearly 325 people attended this event, which celebrated the diversity of JFS clients while benefiting the life-transforming work of the agency.
Everyone enjoyed the festive party, complete with cocktails, passed hors-d’oeuvres, a photo opportunity from A Custom Look, and upbeat entertainment by Club Femme of Moments Notice. After an hour of mingling, guests took their seats for a brief program. Co-chairs Ben Lusher and Stephanie Zaitz welcomed everyone and thanked event sponsors and the committee. JFS president and CEO Shepard Nevel shared more about the agency, who it serves, and what is planned for 2018.
After mingling, guests took their seats for a seated dinner and brief program. Rabbi Rick Rheins, senior rabbi at Temple Sinai and JFS board member, provided a meaningful d’var Torah. Associate director of development Bonni Raderman served as event emcee as she welcomed everyone and thanked event sponsors and the committee. Board chair Charlie Gwirtsman introduced incoming JFS president and CEO Linda Foster who shared thanks for the warm welcome to the JFS family she has received.
After an inspiring video showcasing the diversity of JFS clients, volunteers, and staff, the honorees’ spouses, Anna Asarch and Steve Peckar took to the stage to announce a matching opportunity by Elaine and Max Appel. David and Anna’s 10-year-old son, Sam, also made a heartfelt plea for people to support the work of JFS and to make his dad proud.
Board members Aaron Hyatt and Steve Kris presented Mindy Levy Peckar with the Joyce and Kal Zeff Humanitarian Award and Asarch with the Yana Vishnitsky Leadership Award. The honorees graciously received their awards to much applause and standing ovations as they were recognized for their outstanding work in the community on behalf of JFS.
Event committee included: Adam Agron, Adam and Olivia Asarch, Anna Asarch, Chad and K. Nicole Asarch, JJ and Brynn Asarch, Richard and Elaine Asarch, Brad Farber, Charlie Gwirtsman, Stuart and Judy Heller, Gareth Heyman and Betsy Mordecai Heyman, Aaron Hyatt, Hud and Carol Karshmer, Steve Kris, Steve Peckar, Eric Pollock, Michele Right, Dick Robinson, Jane E. Rosenbaum, Laurie Levy Sher, and Yana Vishnitsky.
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