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Six-Figure Golden Gala

Nearly 550 people celebrated Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s 49th annual auxiliary event held at Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor. The celebration raised approximately $500,000 to help pay for major renovations and expansion of the hospital. The hospital is planning on a new four-story private-room patient tower and an expanded Emergency Department. “The gala is the centerpiece of our annual fundraising efforts,” says Hudson Valley Hospital President John Federspiel, “and it celebrated three individuals who are so meaningful to our building campaign.” They are Jeanne Riedel of Yorktown Heights, Entergy’s Michael Balduzzi of Cortlandt Manor, and Pat and Marion Dugan of Garrison, New York. Guests were treated to cocktails and a raw bar before dinner and dancing. There was also a silent auction. Among the items bid on: a 10-day Amazon cruise for two, a week in Cabo San Lucas, and a five-night stay in Honduras.

Maurice Poplausky, MD, and wife Hanna of Rye Brook, HVHC President John Federspiel and Judy McQuade of Cortlandt Manor, and Liz and Tony Aiello of New Rochelle
William Higgins, MD, and wife Ellen of Peekskill with Egesta and Neritan Mani, MD, of Briarcliff Manor
Michael and Sue Balduzzi with their son Michael and his fiancée Krystle Peterson

Author Marilyn Johnson of Briarcliff Manor and Maurice Freedman of Mount Kisco at the Westchester Library System’s 50th anniversary celebration and annual meeting held at the Woman’s Club of White Plains


Singer Jon Secada with Bernie Williams of Armonk at the Jorge Posada Foundation’s Heroes 4 Hope 2009 gala, benefiting craniosynostosis research and held at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers in Manhattan


 Claudia B. van Hengel of Sleepy Hollow, Lisina M. Hoch of Irvington, Harry A. Jacobs of Irvington, and Maarten van Hengel of Sleepy Hollow at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center’s 22nd annual Champagne Ball, held at Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor