Steve Kaufman's Legacy

On September 18, 2014 STEVE KAUFMAN and DIANA VACHIER were honored for theIr outstanding support of STRONG YOUTH's anti-violence and enrichment programs for Long Island teens.

"Steve Kaufman showed me the importance of giving back, and in this spirit, I want to do the same.”  -Diana Vachier
Steve Kaufman was posthumously honored and Diana Vachier received the Hagadorn Award at the STRONG Youth 14th Anniversary Gala on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Coral House in Baldwin, NY.   Both were recognized for their commitment and dedication to furthering opportunities for youth in our local community.
       Ten percent of sales from have gone to help STRONG Youth since the launch of our website in 2012, in the legacy of Steve Kaufman and his dedication to helping troubled kids.
  STRONG Youth works to reduce gang violence and promote a variety of opportunities and other competencies that give the youth in the local community alternatives to a violent life on the streets.  Visit to learn more about their regional and international work.
  Also honored by STRONG Youth were Dr. George Santiago, President of Briarcliffe College; the Honorable Diane Yatauro, President of Cass Information Systems and Former Presiding Officer of the Nassau County Legislature; and Andrew Malekoff, Executive Director of North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center.


Rahsmia Zatar of STRONG Youth with Diana Vachier.
Diana Vachier with her daughter, Rachier Vachier Dengel.
Leslie Gonzalez, APA and LLC Communications, with Diana Vachier.
Congratulations to the amazing staff and counselors at STRONG Youth.