Knight of the Order awarded Papal Knighthood
Mr Curran, a philanthropist and the founder of St Vincent’s Hospital’s Curran Foundation, was acknowledged for his “extraordinarily generous contributions to the Church and to the broader Australian community”.
In 1984, Mr Curran created the Curran Foundation which has since continued to assist the work of St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, of which he was once chairman. In this role he was instrumental in aiding the setting up of the National Heart/Lung Transplant Centre.
To date the Curran Foundation has provided more than $17 million in grants to the St Vincent’s Campus, enabling over 500 equipment, education and research grants.
Mr Curran has also been chairman of the Garvan Institute for Medical Research, and deputy chairman of the East Sydney Health Service.
On receiving his knighthood, Mr Curran said, “This papal honour is great recognition for my family”.