|All of us at Safe At Home are deeply saddened by the passing of Steve Kalafer, a widely-known business leader, film producer, and philanthropist, who died on April 21 at the age of 71.
Mr. Kalafer was renowned and beloved in many arenas. He built a successful group of auto dealerships from the ground up, including Flemington Car & Truck Country. Steve owned the Somerset Patriots baseball team, the new minor league affiliate of the New York Yankees. He was also an Oscar-nominated documentary film producer. To us, Steve was a beloved friend, a trusted board member from 2006-2016, and a Safe At Home Hall of Famer since 2012. His family has been a core part of Safe At Home since 2003.
Steve’s extraordinary talents, compassion and generosity benefited Safe At Home and all the young people and families who we serve.
Through his trademark enthusiasm and determination, Steve’s leadership was vital to the growth of our services and our community of loyal supporters.
We will always remember Steve’s tireless work on behalf of our mission throughout nearly all of Safe At Home’s history. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Steve’s family and the many people whose lives he touched.