Bonnie Bell-Curran, HRM Gala Honoree

On Friday, June 25, the Hudson River Museum will host Looking Up, Looking Forward: A Gala to Benefit the Hudson River Museum with a special outdoor evening event in our bucolic courtyard. This is our most important fundraiser of the year, providing essential resources to the HRM and our community during an especially challenging year.

This year’s gala also celebrates four truly outstanding honorees who have strengthened the community, enriched our lives through their creativity, and shown exemplary leadership and philanthropy: Bonnie Bell-Curran, Marcus C. John, the Martinelli Family, and Richard Haas.

The next honoree we are spotlighting is Bonnie Bell-Curran.

Bonnie Bell-Curran, Trustee Emerita, retired from the HRM’s Board of Trustees last year after 26 years of dedicated service. She joined the Museum’s Board in 1994 and quickly became an invaluable member, devoting herself to the Museum’s mission and making an enduring impact in countless ways. Bonnie served on the Executive Committee, the Development Committee, and was the Chair of the Nominating Committee, helping bring diverse leaders and perspectives to the HRM. A skilled and enthusiastic connector of people and ideas, her guidance and expertise proved invaluable from board meetings to galas.

Bonnie has also been a prolific personal donor to the HRM for more than thirty years, and as a Managing Director and Wealth Advisor at Wells Fargo, she championed her company’s generous, ongoing support of HRM exhibitions and programs.

“We are thrilled to be honoring Bonnie Bell-Curran at this year’s gala for her long tenure of philanthropy and governance at the Hudson River Museum. Hallmarks of her service were commitment and camaraderie. Nothing daunts Bonnie. I would like to personally thank her for being an outstanding counsel and partner at our Museum over the years,” stated HRM Chair Tom D’Auria.