J3124

Commending Max L. Kupferberg upon the occasion of his designation for special honor by the Queens Botanical Garden

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  • 30 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J3124


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Max L. Kupferberg upon the occasion of
his designation for special honor by the Queens Botanical Garden on June
6, 2013

WHEREAS, Individuals who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
WHEREAS, Max L. Kupferberg has given not only of his time and energies
but also of his competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently
has been designated for special honor; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Max L.
Kupferberg upon the occasion of his designation for special honor by the
Queens Botanical Garden, to be celebrated at its 18th Annual Rose Gala
on Thursday, June 6, 2013; and
WHEREAS, The Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people,
plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative
educational programs and demonstrations of environmental stewardship;
and
WHEREAS, Max L. Kupferberg graduated from Queens College in 1942, and
was one of the first students at the College to major in Physics; after
graduation, he was recruited as a scientist into the Manhattan Project;
he was the husband of the late Selma Share Kupferberg; and
WHEREAS, The youngest of seven children, Max L. Kupferberg was the
second member of his family to graduate from college; he is an avid
golfer, and has been involved in horse racing with his son, Saul, since
the late 1980s; and
WHEREAS, Max L. Kupferberg, is Chairman of the Board of Kepco, Inc., a
manufacturer of electrical equipment he founded in 1946 with his broth-
ers, Ken, Jessie and Jack; and
WHEREAS, This extraordinary man has been a Director of New York Commu-
nity Bancorp, Inc. since its inception in 1993, as well as New York
Community Bank since 1983; in addition, he has served as a member of the
Board of Directors of New York Commercial Bank since its establishment
in December of 2005; and
WHEREAS, Max L. Kupferberg is a founding member of the Temple Beth
Sholom, and an active participant in many community based organizations
including, the Flushing YMCA, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Rotary
Club, New York Federation of Reform Synagogues, Service Lodge 1009, and
Queens Botanical Garden; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, Max L. Kupferberg is a member of various academ-
ic organizations, including the Queens College Alumni Association, the
American Institute of Physics, and Sigma Psi; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Max L. Kupferberg has displayed
throughout his life; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Max L. Kupferberg upon the occasion of his designation for
special honor by the Queens Botanical Garden on June 6, 2013; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Max L. Kupferberg.

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