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2006 - Gary Krupp

Gary L. Krupp, a native New Yorker, resides in Long Beach, NY, with his wife Meredith. They have two sons, Jarrett and Brett.

Mr. Krupp founded and was the managing General Partner South Shore Imaging Associates (SSIA) and other businesses in the medical field. He helped develop the first multi-modality imaging center on the South Shore of Long Island. In 1990, Mr. Krupp built Williamsbridge Imaging Associates, a single MRI facility in the Bronx, NY. Mr. Krupp was the owner/operator of a 14-station kidney dialysis center in upstate New York that he built in 1992. He also managed the family commercial second mortgage business.

Gary Krupp has worked extensively for the Karitas Foundation, to benefit abused and homeless children throughout the nation and sits on the board of directors of the New York State Trooper Foundation, benefiting the NYS Police. He is the Vice-Chairman of the Coalition to Save Belleayre Mountain. Mr. Krupp sits on the board of the Long Island Forum for Technology.

Mr. Krupp has been recognized for work he has done over the past 20 years to benefit the Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza, a 1,500 bed health care facility in Italy founded by Saint Pio of Pietrelcina.

On July 29, 2000, Mr. Krupp was honored by Pope John Paul II, and was invested as a Knight Commander of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great. Gary is only the seventh Jewish man to be so honored.

On September 12, 2002, Mr. Krupp received the Centennial Tree of Life Award from the Jewish National Fund for his work with the State of Israel, the Jewish people and the Catholic Church. Most recently, on July 23, 2005, Mr. Krupp was approved by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to be invested into the Anglican Order of St. John.

Gary Krupp founded the Pave the Way Foundation in 2003, to help bridge the gap between religions through cultural, technological and intellectual exchanges. Most notably, Mr. Krupp initiated the largest Jewish audience in history to meet with the late Pope John Paul II to thank him for all he had done for the Jewish people and Israel.

In recognition of his indefatigable commitment to promote peace and harmony among people of various faith traditions, the Path to Peace Foundation is pleased to bestow upon Gary L. Krupp the title Servitor Pacis, “Servant of Peace.”