Herb Kurz, a philanthropist who generously supported The Nyack Center, Rockland Community College and Good Samaritan Hospital, died on Monday Nov 24 at the age of 94. He was the founder of Presidential Life, a life insurance company he ran for 40 years in Nyack.
Kurz was a life-long progressive supporter of civil liberty activism. Many of Presidential Life’s business practices were ahead of their time, setting a precedent for socially responsible action. Kurz was honored by President Bill Clinton at the White House Conference on Corporate Citizenship in 1996.