Hudson Valley Hospital to Honor Currys, Delfinos and Maurice Poplausky, MD at 125th Celebration

HVHC fall fundraiser to be held October 17 at Monteverde at Oldstone

Aug 28, 2014

Cortlandt Manor, NY

HVHC fall fundraiser to be held October 17 at Monteverde at Oldstone

NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital will celebrate its 125th Anniversary on Friday, October 17 by honoring some key supporters who have contributed significantly to the Hospital’s growth and development.

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard and Cynthia Curry; Maurice R. Poplausky, MD and Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Ginger Delfino will be recognized for their contributions to NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital at the 125th Anniversary Celebration at Monteverde at Oldstone. The evening will feature cocktails, dinner and a silent auction starting at 6 p.m.

"Throughout the years this Hospital has been very fortunate to have people who have lent their support at important junctures in our history," said John C. Federspiel, President of NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital. "As we celebrate this very important milestone, we thank our good friends, the Currys, Delfinos and Dr. Maurice Poplausky, for being there for us and contributing to our success in so many ways. We are grateful for their support and their guidance as we continue to grow and face new challenges."

Tickets for the Foundation of NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital’s fall fundraiser are $600 and are now on sale. Sponsorships are still available. The silent auction will offer a vast array of items including this year, for the first time, a private dinner party prepared in the Hospital’s new Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen by a noted Hudson Valley Chef. The Signature Chef Series, coordinated by Chef Kelly, features noted chefs of the Hudson Valley and will host seasonal dinners in the kitchen showcasing locally sourced foods of the Hudson Valley.

Proceeds from the event will provide for the Hospital’s continued growth and medical excellence. For further information and to reserve tickets, call the Hospital’s Foundation at 734-3526.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital honorees for 2014 are as follows:

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard and Cynthia Curry:

Bernard Curry is Chief Executive Officer and owner of Curry Automotive, which is actively engaged in full-service automobile retailing and commercial real estate ownership and management. Curry Automotive owns and operates 11 dealerships representing both domestic and imported brands in New York, Massachusetts, and Georgia and is ranked in the top 50 of the largest 200 Privately Held Companies in the New York area by Crain’s New York Business.

Mr. Curry is a past President of the Tri State Honda Dealers’ Association and the Westchester Chevrolet Dealers’ Association. He has been awarded the Prestigious President’s Award, the industry’s highest honor, a remarkable 23 times from Honda and Acura.

Mr. Curry is extremely active in the communities in which he does business and resides. He is a Board Member of the Foundation for the NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital, Chairman on the Board of Advisors for Hanover Fawn Ridge Partners, and a Trustee at Rye Presbyterian Church. Among the institutions that he supports are, The Hospital for Special Surgery, Westchester Children’s Museum, NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital, American Cancer Society, Port Chester Carver Center, Special Olympics, Rye Free Reading Room, Rye Youth Council, Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, USSA (United States Ski Association), City Squash, St. Mary’s Foundation for Children, and Children’s Health Care of Atlanta.

Mr. Curry received a B.S.B.A. in Finance, Dean’s List from the Daniels School of Business; University of Denver. He resides in Rye, New York with his wife, Cynthia, two sons, and a daughter.

Cynthia Foster-Curry, an Executive Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield, has global responsibility for managing the firm’s leading institutional and investor relationships, and leads new business initiatives across Cushman & Wakefield’s principal service lines. She has led large scale transactions for key clients and is a member of Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Leadership Team and its Global Advisory Board.

In September 2008, she was awarded Real Estate Forum’s "Most Influential Woman in Real Estate." In addition, she has been featured in Real Estate New York cover stories "40 Under 40" (March 2002) and "Women of Influence" (October 2002).

Mrs. Foster-Curry has a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in the history of science from Skidmore College, where she was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She is the Chairman of the Urban Land Institute Retail Development Council and is on the Board of Governors of the Harvard Business School Real Estate Alumni Association. A co-founder of the Committee of Professional Women, she is on the Board of Trustees of the Hospital for Special Surgery, the Board of Advisers of the Campaign for the Westchester Children’s Museum and the Board of Governors of the Lyford Cay Club. Mrs. Foster resides in Rye, New York, with her husband Bernard Curry, two sons, and a daughter.

Maurice R. Poplausky, M.D.,

Named a Top Doctor by Westchester Magazine and Castle Connolly seven years running, Maurice R. Poplausky, M.D., is a board certified radiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital. He is the Chairman of the Department of Radiology and serves on various committees. Additionally, he is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Poplausky received his MD degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. After completing an internship in Medicine at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York, Dr. Poplausky went on to complete a residency in radiology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Finally, he completed a fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Poplausky has researched and written numerous academic publications as well as participated in many academic presentations around the country. Dr. Poplausky is also a member of the Society of Interventional Radiology.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Ginger Delfino:

Michael F. Delfino is presently a Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager at Pinnacle Associates, Ltd. in New York. Prior to joining Pinnacle in 2005, he served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Furman Selz Capital Management and before that, as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Regent Investor Services, a division of Alliance Capital Management. While at Regent, Michael also served as a Director of Shields Asset Management.

Mr. Delfino is presently Chairman of the Hudson Valley Hospital Foundation and serves as a Board member of Elizabeth Seton Pediatric hospital in Yonkers, New York. He is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts, a member of the President’s Council at Fordham University, and a former member of the Board of Governors of the Money Management Institute.

Mr. Delfino is married to his wonderful wife, Ginger, for fifty years and they have three loving children: Christopher, Kimberly and Diana. He holds an MBA degree from Fordham University, a BA degree from Iona College and certification from the Pension and Profit Sharing Institute at Purdue University.

Ginger Delfino

Mrs. Delfino graduated from Ossining High School, her native hometown. She studied Opera under the famous Lyric Soprano, Katherine (Kitty) Douglas. Before her years of raising a family, Ginger was employed at Harcourt, Brace & World Publishers, and IBM.

Ginger has spent many years volunteering at Phelps Memorial Hospital, the Preservation Society of Newport, R.I. as well as the Art Museum of Newport.

Ginger is married 50 years to her husband, Michael, and is the proud mother of Christopher, Kimberly and Diana. She is an avid tennis player and 20 years practitioner of yoga.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital is dedicated to serving the health care needs of the community and to providing quality, comprehensive medical care in a compassionate, professional, respectful manner, without regard to race, religion, national origin or disease category. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic treatment, education and preventive services, the Hospital is committed to improving the quality of life in the community. In fulfilling this mission, the Hospital will strive to continuously improve the care provided and develop and offer programs, facilities, systems and alliances that most effectively respond to community health care needs. NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital is located on Route 202 (1980 Crompond Road) in Cortlandt Manor, New York. Call 914-737-9000 or visit www.hvhc.org