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New York Financial Industry Leaders Raise More than $500,000


Craig Stillwagon, PNC Business Credit, Honored at 36th Annual Financial Industries Dinner


National Jewish Health, the number one respiratory hospital in the nation, welcomed more than 700 leaders of New York’s financial industry, who raised more than $514,000 for the institution at the 36th annual Financial Industries Dinner at the New York Hilton on March 12, 2013. Craig Stillwagon, executive vice president and Eastern division executive of PNC Business Credit, was honored during the event.

One of the most prestigious philanthropic events for New York’s financial industry, the Financial Industries Dinner was first held in 1977, spearheaded by the late New York banker and philanthropist Lou Moskowitz. Over the years, the Financial Industries Dinner has raised more than $13 million for National Jewish Health, supporting its research, clinical care and educational mission.

Charles Garoklanian, senior vice president of PNC Business Credit, served as the dinner chair and emcee for the evening. The dinner’s honorary chair was Joseph Pollicino Jr., senior vice president and regional manager of Wells Fargo Bank N.A., who was also the 2012 honoree. Serving as treasurer was Sara V. Traberman, senior vice president at PNC Bank. 

Also during the dinner, Barry Kastner, honorary chairman of the 2012 Financial Industries Dinner and 2011 Humanitarian Award recipient, was inducted into the National Jewish Health Council of National Trustees. Kastner is executive vice president of Keltic Financial Services. “This important group of men and women, our trustees, act as ambassadors for National Jewish Health in their communities throughout the nation,” said Don Silversmith, chair of the National Jewish Health Development Board, as he welcomed Kastner to the council.

Members of National Jewish Health Council of National Trustees attending the Financial Industries Dinner included Robert J. Arth, Bank of America N.A., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.; William A. Kosis, PNC Business Credit; Brian S. MacConnell, PNC Business Credit; Lawrence A. Marsiello, Pine Brook Road Partners LLC;  Warren K. Mino, Webster Business Capital Corp.; Steven J. Seif, Hahn & Hessen LLP; Harry C. Steinmetz, WeiserMazars LLP; Andrew H. Tananbaum, Capital Business Credit LLC; and Terrence J. Ullrich, Agenta Partners LLC. Other trustees involved in the dinner included Herbert L. Ash, Esq.;  Philip F. Bleser, Global Corporate Banking NA, J.P. Morgan Securities Inc.;  John F. Daly; Donald J. Gibson, Middle Market Credit Administration, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; David J. Kantes; Joseph F. Nemia, TD Bank N.A.; Joseph A. Pollicino Sr.; Carl A. Toriello, Jefferies Finance LLC; and George T. Wendler, MMG Consulting Firm.

Financial Industries Dinner Benefactors included Aurora Management Partners, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc., Blank Rome LLP, Brynwood Partners, CIT Group, Gavin/Solmonese LLC & NHB Advisors, GE Capital Markets Inc., Hahn & Hessen LLP, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Lindsay Goldberg, McGuireWoods LLP, Moore & Van Allen PLLC, Otterbourg, Steindler, Houston & Rosen, P.C., PNC Business Credit, RAS Management Advisors LLC, Red Apple Group Inc., The Renco Group Inc., TD Bank N.A., Tiger Valuation Services LLC, Torys LLP, United Refrigeration Inc., and Winston & Strawn LLP.

National Jewish Health is known worldwide for treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research. Founded in 1899 as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health 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 about National Jewish Health, visit the institution’s media resources page.

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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