Joshua Kalafer has been appointed co-vice chair of the Somerset Health Care Foundation board of trustees. Kalafer is the co-owner of Clinton Honda and Land Rover Princeton and co-owner and co-chairman of the Somerset Patriots. The foundation is the fundraising arm of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility.
“Since joining our board two years ago, Josh has brought a wealth of experience as an entrepreneur and business leader that has been an invaluable asset to Somerset Health Care Foundation and our efforts to support the growth of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset,” Paul Hubert, chairman of Somerset Health Care Foundation’s board of trustees, said. “He is passionate about giving back to his community, as evidenced by his wide range of philanthropic and volunteer commitments and brings great energy and enthusiasm to our board.”
Kalafer has chaired the Somerset Health Care Foundation Golf Outing since 2013, which raised more than $1.7 million to support programs and services at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset. His late father, Steve Kalafer, was chairman emeritus of Somerset Health Care Foundation’s board of trustees and spearheaded several fundraising campaigns at the hospital over the past two decades.
The Kalafer family donated $1 million to renovate the hospital’s 1-East geriatric unit in 2020.
“The Kalafer family have been great champions for the advancement of health care in New Jersey and have been generous supporters of our hospital,” Donna Castronovo, vice president of development, Somerset Health Care Foundation, said. “We are thrilled that Josh is carrying on his family’s legacy and helping us ensure that Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset continues to provide the world-class health care services central New Jersey families need throughout their lives.”
Kalafer serves as a member of the board of directors for NJM Insurance Group, serves on the board of the Silver Shield Foundation and as a trustee of the Pingry School.
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