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 Salvation Army

The Salvation Army works in 128 countries around the world, demonstrating Christian faith, hope and love through practical support and friendship to people of all ages, backgrounds and needs.

New merchandise

Visit the online store to see our range of unique exclusive Strawberry Field merchandise and be one of the first to own something from the collection. 

Training and Employment

Strawberry Field will offer young people training and employment through its Steps to Work programme. Find out more here.

"It’s a wonderful idea that The Salvation Army is going to cultivate youngsters in the precious soil of Strawberry Field."

Julia Baird, Honorary President