FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Zeta Beta Tau, Executive Director
ZBT GRANTS HONORARY MEMBERSHIP TO OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY LEADERS
INDIANAPOLIS—11/8/10—At the October meeting of the ZBT Supreme Council, a vote was unanimously passed to grant honorary membership to Sanford R. Cardin, president of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, and Stephen M. Kuperberg, executive director of the Israel on Campus Coalition. Both men have accepted the honor and will be initiated by the Phi Alpha Alpha Chapter of Zeta Beta Tau at the George Washington University.
“ZBT rarely grants honorary membership,” said Executive Director Laurence A. Bolotin. ”This is a special honor reserved for those men who truly embody the mission and values of the Fraternity in their daily lives.”
Mr. Cardin currently serves as the president of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation (CLSFF), an organization that supports programs that ensure vibrant Jewish life by empowering young Jews to embrace the joy of Judaism, build inclusive Jewish communities, support the State of Israel and repair the world. The Foundation also supports non-sectarian charitable organizations dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in their hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mr. Cardin is a graduate of Harvard University and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law.
“It is an honor to be inducted into the ranks of ZBT brothers dating back more than 100 years,” says Mr. Cardin. “ZBT has been a key partner in our ongoing efforts to create a safe space for Israel on campus, and its commitment to scholarship, leadership, diversity, and community service embody the highest values of the Jewish community.”
Mr. Kuperberg serves as the Executive Director of the Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC). The ICC is a partnership of the CLSFF and Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, in cooperation with a network of national organizations, including ZBT, committed to promoting Israel education and advocacy on campus. Mr. Kuperberg is a graduate of the University of Michigan where he earned both his undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees.
“ZBT has been a valuable partner of the ICC since becoming a member and it is truly an honor to accept this opportunity to join the organization,” says Mr. Kuperberg. “The work the Fraternity has done to incorporate all aspects of its mission and values on a daily basis is something I am excited to become a part of as an alumnus.”
Undergraduates and alumni of Zeta Beta Tau have participated in numerous programs sponsored by CLSFF and the ICC, including valuable leadership development and campus advocacy initiatives, and has served as a valuable resource for the National Fraternity. “ZBT is consistently impressed with the work of these organizations, much of which happens due to the important efforts of their staff leaders,” said National President Ronald A. Pardo. “I’m proud to be able to call these men my brothers.”
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to initiate these two men into the Phi Alpha Alpha Chapter of Zeta Beta Tau,” said FAA President Michael L. Siroka. “The impact that both organizations have locally, nationally, and internationally are tremendous and not surprising given the leadership of Sandy and Steve.”
ABOUT ZETA BETA TAU
Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity was founded in 1898 in New York City as the nation’s first Jewish fraternity. ZBT is a Brotherhood of Kappa Nu, Phi Alpha, Phi Sigma Delta, Phi Epsilon Pi and Zeta Beta Tau. ZBT is represented on almost 90 campuses in the United States and Canada and has close to 140,000 undergraduate and alumni Brothers throughout the world.