2022 Palm Beach Scopus Gala Honoring Florence Kaufman

In keeping with its tradition of recognizing outstanding individuals, AFHU presented its prestigious Scopus Award to Florence Kaufman, on April 4, 2022, at The Breakers, Palm Beach. The festive gala and awards ceremony honored Mrs. Kaufman for her decades of leadership philanthropy in education and healthcare in the Palm Beach community, New York region, and Israel. Presenting this award to Mrs. Kaufman was Professor Asher Cohen, president of the Hebrew University, who traveled from Israel especially for the occasion. Mrs. Kaufman’s gracious acceptance speech reflected on her life as a community volunteer, and the audience was touched by her memories of her late husband, real estate developer, Mr. Robert Kaufman.

The 2022 Palm Beach Scopus Award Gala dinner chairs included: Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Bogen, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Endelson, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Gendelman, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jacobs, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kozloff, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rome, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Snyder, and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Toll. We also honor the memory of the late Mrs. Diane Belfer, who had planned to join the Scopus Award Gala as a dinner chair. The event chairs were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Emden, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Fiverson, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fromer, and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rothschild.

During a pre-event cocktail hour the same evening, Hebrew University’s President Asher Cohen conferred an honorary fellowship on Mr. Richard Rothschild, in recognition of his board service, dedicated outreach to the Palm Beach community, and generous philanthropy.

Thanks to the Palm Beach community’s steadfast engagement, the Hebrew University continues to be a leader in undergraduate and graduate education, research and scholarship, and service to the world.