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Queens Botanical Garden Honors Members of the Kupferberg Family at the 18th Annual Rose Gala


Darcy Hector- Queens Botanical Garden
718-886-3800 ext. 330

Gail Coleman Kupferberg, Saul Kupferberg, Max Kupferberg

April 23, 2013- Flushing, NY – – Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) is proud to announce that four members of the Kupferberg family will be honored at its 18th Annual Rose Gala on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 6 p.m.  We are delighted to be honoring these four outstanding individuals for their generous and steadfast support of the Garden and the greater Queens community.  

The honorees are:

Max Kupferberg- Along with his three brothers, he worked on the Manhattan Project and with them went on to found Kepco, Inc., a leading electronic manufacturing company based in Flushing, where he serves as Chairman of the Board.

Selma Share Kupferberg (posthumously) – Her love of the arts and concern for the community at large was instilled in her children and expressed to the borough of Queens and beyond through her philanthropy.

Saul Kupferberg- Carrying on the family business along with others of his generation, he is Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Kepco, Inc.  He serves as Treasurer of QBG’s Board of Trustees.

Gail Coleman Kupferberg- Managing Director and CFO of J. Fitzgibbons, LLC and Chairperson of Safe Space, a nonprofit agency providing family support and youth-focused services in Jamaica, Far Rockaway and Richmond Hill, Queens.
These extraordinary individuals, along with others in the larger Kupferberg family, have generously contributed their time and treasure to make this a better and stronger community and city for all of us.  The June 6 Rose Gala will celebrate them and all they have done to enrich the cultural, social and economic life of this borough.

New York Community Bank Foundation is the lead sponsor for Rose Gala 2013.  Proceeds from this event will help to support Queens Botanical Garden and the wide variety of programs offered to visitors throughout the year.  Individual tickets are $300.  For more information about sponsorship opportunities, to place journal ads or to purchase tickets, please visit our website at www.queensbotanical.org/rosegala or contact Annette Fanara at afanara@queensbotanical.org or at 718-886-3800 ext 202.  


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. Located at 43-50 Main Street in Flushing, Queens Botanical Garden is easily accessible by car, train, or bus. For travel directions and more information visit www.queensbotanical.org or call (718) 886-3800. Queens Botanical Garden is located on property owned by the City of New York, and its operation is made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.


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