Resolution J3124-2013

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

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  • Jun 4, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 4, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 30, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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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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