Mildred Resnick remembered for dedication to education
Longtime college benefactor Mildred Resnick died on Jan. 8, 2007. She was 90. "Mildred Resnick was one of the most remarkable women I've ever known-strong, smart and singularly committed to the health of this region," said college president Steven Poskanzer. Resnick was active in supporting a number of cultural, educational and health organizations, including the State Universtity of New York at Delhi, Ulster County Community College and Yeshiva Zichron Moshe in South Fallsburg.
Together, Mildred and her husband, Louis, who died in 2002, contributed approximately $1.67 million to the college. The Resnick Engineering Program, the Resnick Engineering Building, the Resnick Institute for the Study of Modern Jewish Life and the Resnick Scholarship are all in existence because of their dedication to New Paltz.
"Mildred Resnick, like Louis before her, and with him, was a great friend of the college," said Gerald Sorin, director of the Louis and Mildred Resnick Institute for the Study of Modern Jewish Life. "Her memory will be as a blessing."
The contributions of the Resnicks were not limited to the campus. Together, the couple - who married in 1943 - devoted more than 40 years to various philanthropic causes. The Ellenville Regional Hospital was able to break ground on a new emergency department, thanks to the Resnicks. Mildred's contributions to the hospital's women's clinic were honored last year when the Mildred Resnick Women's Heath Center opened in time for her 90th birthday.
Resnick is survived by her three daughters and numerous family and friends.
Funeral services were held Jan. 10. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Mildred Resnick Women's Health Center, Ellenville Regional Hospital, P.O. Box 668, Ellenville, NY 12428.
January 15, 2007
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