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Colden Center changing its name

In recognition of the largest grant in Queens College history, the Colden Center recently announced that as of March 30, 2006, it will change its name to the Selma and Max Kupferberg Center for the Visual and Performing Arts in thanks for the Kupferberg’s gift of $10 million.
The money will be used to establish an endowment to provide annual programming support for the arts at Queens College, as well as to provide much-needed renovations for their facilities. During this transition period, the Colden Center will be establishing a new signage and Web site, along with changing their logo to reflect the new name, which will be abbreviated to the Kupferberg Center for the Arts.
The official name change will be introduced at a dedication ceremony on Thursday, March 30, 10 a.m., at the main entrance to the Charles Colden Auditorium, where Max and his wife, Selma, will be honored. Among those invited are Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, New York City Councilman Jim Gennaro, as well as numerous guests from the Queens political, cultural, and educational communities. Queens College President James Muyskens will host the event.
The Kupferberg Center for the Arts is located on the Queens College campus, at 65-30 Kissena Blvd. in Flushing, between exits 23 & 24 of the eastbound service road of the L.I.E. For more information, call marketing director Patty Price at (718) 544-2996.

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