More than 100 family members, friends, colleagues and area politicians gathered in the school's Student Union to pay tribute to Kupferberg, who died suddenly in January. Kupferberg contributed an immense amount of time and money to QCC, including a $1 million donation last year to fund the school's Holocaust Resource Center and Archives.Those who spoke at the event mentioned Kupferberg's kindness and generosity and called her a philanthropist who had "common sense.""She was willing to get others to work for a common good, which is a very rare thing," said Ira Futterman, chairman of the Queensborough College Fund Board.Kupferberg got involved with the school 36 years ago when she became a member of the Fund Board. She worked on several projects, including the renovation of the college's Art Gallery in 2004. But Kupferberg's greatest gift to the school was her $1 million donation to create the Holocaust center.Kupferberg saw the project as an important step in combating prejudice, QCC President Eduardo Marti said.Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld of Young Israel of Kew Garden Hills applauded Kupferberg's efforts in creating the center. "It was the human thing to do. It was the religious thing to do. It was the Jewish thing to do," he said.Kupfe
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