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HGAR Donates To Rockland County Organizations, Elizabeth A. Haas Joins Kirby Aisner & Curley LLP, Walter Payton NFL Nominated Man Of The Year

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HGAR’S 2020 Donations Include Four Rockland County Organizations

The Hudson Gateway REALTOR® Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS®, donated a total of $40,000 to 20 charities and non-profit organizations throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond in 2020.

Rockland-based organizations that received funds were Children of Promise Stable in Nanuet, Christ Episcopal Church in Ramapo, Meals on Wheels and Rockland Recovery House in Stony Point.

“We are thrilled to be able to provide help to all of the wonderful non-profit organizations that continue to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families in our communities,” said Maryann Tercasio, President of the Hudson Gateway REALTOR® Foundation.  “We are extremely grateful for the generosity of our Realtor members, colleagues, and sponsors who have made all of these donations possible.”

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Despite the COVID pandemic, the Foundation managed to hold several virtual fundraising events including a cooking demonstration, various online fundraising events and a Holiday concert. In October, the Foundation held a “socially distanced” pasta class at Pax Romana in White Plains. “While we were disappointed that we could not hold our popular Pub Nights and a major gala this year, we are delighted that we were still able to raise funding from our online events,”  added Bonnie Koff, Chair of the HG REALTOR® Fundraising Committee.  “Thank you so much to all who participated in and donated to the Foundation this year.”

Elizabeth A. Haas Joins Kirby Aisner & Curley LLP

Elizabeth A. Haas of Chestnut Ridge will concentrate her practice on bankruptcy and debt restructuring.

In her own practice for over forty years, Elizabeth A. Haas has vast experience representing individuals and businesses in all types of bankruptcies. A skilled litigator, she has earned the respect of the judiciary and her colleagues alike. Haas also served as the Village Justice for the Village of Hillburn in Rockland County for 27 years.

Elizabeth haas“Elizabeth’s attention to detail and understanding of the law helps her evaluate and explain the somewhat counterintuitive bankruptcy process,” said Dawn Kirby, Partner, Kirby Aisner & Curley LLP. “We are excited to welcome her to the firm and know that her expertise will be an invaluable asset for our clients.”

An “AV” Rated Preeminent Attorney (Martindale-Hubbell), Haas is co-chair of the Rockland County Bar Association’s Debt Collection, Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Committee, a member of the organization’s CLE Committee and was on the Board of Directors for many years. She is also a member of the New York State Bar Association, Hudson Valley Bankruptcy Bar Association, Rockland Business Women’s Network and is on the Advisory Board of Rockland Community College’s Paralegal Studies Program. Haas received her J.D. from New York Law School and is admitted to practice law in New York.

“I’ve spent my career committed to achieving the best possible results for my clients,” said Haas. “Kirby Aisner & Curley LLP shares this commitment and dedication to guiding individuals and businesses through the challenging times they face with integrity and compassion. The firm has an excellent reputation in the field of bankruptcy law and I look forward to being a part of it.”

Kirby Aisner & Curley LLP is located at 700 Post Road, Suite 237, Scarsdale, N.Y. and can be reached at (914) 401-9500 or by visiting

Rockland Community Foundation Fundholder Nominated for Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award

walter paytonNFL Star, Devin McCourty has been nominated to receive the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award! He has chosen Chromebooks for Kids, the RCF fund he started with his brother Jason, to be the recipient of the award. The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award recognizes an NFL player for his excellence on and off the field. The award was established in 1070 and was renamed in 1999 after the late Hall of Fame Chicago Bears running back, Walter Payton.  Each team nominates one player who has had a significant positive impact on his community. This fund has already granted over 400 Chromebooks to students in the East Ramapo and Nyack School Districts. His nomination means a donation of $40,000 to the fund. If Devin wins, Chromebooks for kids will receive an additional donation of $250,000.