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The Aspen Valley Medical Foundation welcomed nine new members to its board of directors and announced grants totaling $1,197,509 at the foundations annual meeting held Dec. 9 at the Hotel Jerome. The new board members are Dr. David Borchers, Dick Butera, Art Daily, Jeff Gorsuch, Nikos Hecht, Dr. Mark Purnell, Bob Starodoj, Lynda Weister and Dr. Claudia Nelson. The new members join a board of 50. The grants include $540,350 to Aspen Valley Hospital, $557,141 to Health and Human Services, $78,486 for scholarships for health care professionals, and $21,532 for direct prescription/dental/medical assistance. The medical foundation offices are located in Aspen Valley Hospital with a staff of two: Executive Director Kris Marsh and Denise Miller, executive assistant.The second-home owners are pouring into town and getting ready for a round of parties. Susan and Weston Anson of La Jolla, Calif., will be holding a New Years Eve pre-party at their Aspen digs. And of course, the big event of the evening is the New Years Eve Ball put on at the St. Regis Hotel by Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.After traveling around the world for three months, Bill Evans is back for the winter.Mary Jane Garth started off the holidays with an aprs-ski gathering on Dec. 14 at her Aspen Valley Ranch.Those world travelers Carla (Beachcomber) and Jess Lutz will be here for the winter. They have been to Costa Rica, Hawaii, Mexico, California, Arizona, Russia, Italy, and finally Aspen. Meanwhile in New York City, Aspenites recently attended the 16th annual gala dinner dance given by American Associates of the Royal Academy Trust in the Rainbow Room of Rockefeller Center. Ann Nitze of Aspen and Washington, D.C., was one of the co-chairs along with Audrey Gruss and Frances Hayward. The evening was held in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent and Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent. Delivering the remarks was Sir David Manning, the new British Ambassador to the United States. Established in 1984, the American Associates of the Royal Academy Trust supports Londons privately funded Royal Academy of Arts. Americans have made gifts of more than $32 million in support of the Academys fine arts schools, exhibitions program, new galleries and capital restoration projects.Pictured in the People section of the January 2004 issue of Town & Country magazine are Renee and Lester Crown, attending the annual ball put on by the Womens Board of Chicagos Lyric Opera.Undercurrent … in Aspen the white gold has fallen!


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