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Massapequa’s Stephen Antaki Plans ERASE Racism’s 2013 Benefit

Stephen Antaki of Massapequa is serving as a benefit committee member for ERASE Racism’s Annual Benefit Celebration, being held at the Garden City Hotel on June 5. This is the first time Antaki has been involved in planning the event, which helps support ERASE Racism’s mission to promote racial equity on Long Island.

This is not the first time Antaki has been involved with improving the community around him. He is a longtime CYO basketball coach, serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Suffolk Chapter for Habitat for Humanity, is treasurer for Friends of Community Services of Oyster Bay, and is the former President of the Institute of Management Accounts.

A partner at Albrecht, Viggiano, Zureck & Company, who specializes in accounting, auditing, government services, and wealth management, Antaki is a 2010 graduate of the Energeia Partnership at Molloy College. The program gathers Long Island leaders to tackle the complex social and structural issues that challenge the region. It was through this program that Antaki met Elaine Gross, president of ERASE Racism, which led to his involvement with the organization.

Antaki joined the committee because of his belief in ERASE Racism’s work. “My goal is to help educate people about racism,” he says, “to change minds, one person at a time.”

The honoree of the 2013 Annual Benefit will be Kenneth I. Chenault, chairman and CEO of American Express. Chenault will be recognized for his lifetime commitment to creating racial justice and promoting racial diversity. Jobco Incorporated will also be recognized for its commitment to increasing quality, affordable housing on Long Island. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.eraseracismny.org.