JFS Perspectives

Monday, December 17, 2018

325 Guests Celebrated the Many Faces of JFS

325 Guests Celebrated the Many Faces of JFS

Nearly 325 people joined us at the Hangar at Stanley Marketplace last week to pay tribute to David Asarch and Mindy Levy Peckar at the Faces of JFS 2018 Winter Soirée. Thanks to the hard work of the event committee and our honorees, this event raised more than $450,000 to benefit Jewish Family Service's life-transforming work!

Club Femme performingEveryone 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.

Rabbi Rheins speaking to the audienceAfter 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.

Linda FosterBoard Chair Charlie Gwirtsman introduced new JFS president and CEO Linda Foster who shared thanks for the warm welcome to the JFS family she has received.

Anna and Sam AsarchAfter 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 member Aaron Hyatt and former Board member Steve Kris presented Mindy Levy Peckar with the Joyce and Kal Zeff Humanitarian Award and David 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.

Honorees receiving awards

A special thank-you to all the wonderful community-minded individuals, organizations, and corporations that supported the agency through this event. View the sponsors.  

View more event photos by Photography by Avital, A Custom Look, and Blacktie-Colorado!

META DESCRIPTION: Thank you to everyone who supported the Faces of JFS 2018 Winter Soirée. The event raised more than $450,000 to benefit Jewish Family Service's life-transforming work. View a full event recap and photos.