NEWBURGH – Newburgh philanthropist William Kaplan is in the ICU
at Saint Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh following a Sunday
accident in the city.
Mayor Judy Kennedy said his car was broadsided by another vehicle at Third and Lander streets.
The mayor said Kaplan suffered a broken shoulder, ribs and ankle. He is not receiving visitors.
Kennedy said he is expected to make a full recovery. “We should pray for his healing,” she said.
Kaplan is a key player in the Newburgh Unity Armory Center and his family foundation was a major contributor in the financing of the Kaplan Center of SUNY Orange in Newburgh. He also contributed to the funding of the physical education center at Mount Saint Mary College, also in Newburgh. That facility bears both his name and that of his late wife, Elaine.