Mrs Kelley Kupfer, RN, CCRN (retired), San Diego, California, USA


“It is with great privilege and honor that I lend my support to The Salvation Army's flagship project at historic Strawberry Field.  

For over two decades I have supported and fiercely advocated for greater public awareness for children, teens, and young adults living with severe to high functioning developmental, cognitive and varied learning disabilities; specifically in the area of advancements in educational accommodations and vocational opportunities.

Secondarily, my passion and patronship in support of the performing, musical, and cultural arts is as long standing. I have long been involved with the American Film Institute (Los Angeles, CA) as a Premiere Circle Patron as well as the Grammy Museum both located in Los Angeles, CA. I am also a Founding Patron of the San Diego International Film Festival, as well as a member of the American Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG/AFTRA).  

The Salvation Army's Project at Strawberry Field is one that serendipitously combines both of my highest personal passions in life into one momentous, global offering. An offering, which will provide help and hope for some; and solace, tranquillity and peace for others. All of this while honoring John Lennon's memory, sentiment and words. I am without doubt that John would approve and support this venture.” 

“The plan to open Strawberry Field to the public for the first time - so people can see a unique exhibition about the home, how and why the song was written by John, and allow visitors to explore the grounds as John did as a child - is very exciting.”

Lady Judy Martin OBE