Steve Kalafer is the founding Chairman of the Flemington Car and Truck Country family of automobile dealerships, The Somerset Patriots and other privately held companies. In addition to his entrepreneurial success, Mr. Kalafer has made his imprint in the film industry with production companies that include New Jersey Pictures. He has earned three Academy Award nominations for the short film "More" and the documentaries "Curtain Call" and "Sister Rose's Passion", which he produced with Peter LeDonne. "Sister Rose's Passion" won the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival Short Documentary Award. His most recent production is the film "Barrymore", starring Christopher Plummer. Mr. Kalafer is also involved in many civic and philanthropic initiatives that include serving as Chairman of the Somerset Medical Center Foundation, trustee of the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation, and as a executive committee and board member of the New Jersey Manufactures Insurance Companies. He additionally serves as Treasurer and a trustee of The Actors Fund.
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone-performers and those behind the scenes-who works in performing arts and entertainment, helping more than 13,500 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fund's programs include social services and emergency assistance, health care and insurance, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund has-for 130 years-been a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition. Visit www.actorsfund.org.