Somerset Patriots Chairman Steve Kalafer Honored By CJCDC

sbkcjcdcBridgewater, NJ- Somerset Patriots Chairman Steve Kalafer has received the Legacy Leadership Award from the Central New Jersey Community Development Corporation (CJCDC).


Kalafer received the award for his philanthropy and community activism individually and through Flemington Car & Truck Country, the Somerset Patriots, and documentary films.


“Our 2015 honorees represent a unique set of Central Jersey residents who continuously use their influence, resources and energy to aid and advocate for our work. We welcome them to our roster of CJCDC award recipients that exemplify the best of philanthropy, compassion, and generosity,” said Reverend DeForest B. Soaries, Jr., the CEO and Chairman of the CJCDC.


CJCDC has served families and individuals in central New Jersey and throughout the state for 20+ years. Its mission, “Rebuilding Communities…One Family at a Time”, revolves around strengthening the core institution of every community: the family. Since its inception, the lives of over 8,200 families and youth have been impacted through the services it has provided. Its efforts are focused primarily on (1) financial literacy; (2) social and human services for our senior population; and (3) youth enrichment.


Kalafer was honored at a breakfast held at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick on Tuesday, January 6th. The award was presented to Kalafer and the other honorees- Reverend Tabiri Chukunta (Chris Kjeldsen Community Service Award) and Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, LLP (Corporate Partner Award)- by Reverend Soaries, Jr.


“I’m humbled to be recognized by such a great organization as the CJCDC. Their work throughout the community is an inspiration that sets an example we should all follow. Change begins when everyone makes small contributions to a greater good and I think that is an important message to bring into the start of a New Year,” said Kalafer.

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