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Kessler Foundation 25th Anniversary Celebration
05/12/2011 - By New York, NY

On May 12, Kessler Foundation celebrated its 25th year of changing the lives of people with disabilities through rehabilitation research and grant funding for programs that expand employment opportunities.

As part of the anniversary, the Foundation hosted an awards dinner at Capitale in N.Y. honoring those who have advanced rehabilitation and showcasing innovations in research.

“Kessler Foundation is proud to carry on the legacy of Dr. Kessler who believed in treating all mankind with dignity and respect. Our Research Center is helping people in wheelchairs to walk again. Individuals with traumatic brain injury, stroke and multiple sclerosis are regaining their ability to think, learn, remember and communicate,” said Rodger DeRose, president and chief executive officer of Kessler Foundation. “Our Program Center is creating jobs throughout New Jersey, helping to decrease the eighty percent unemployment rate for people with disabilities. And we are now expanding our successful grant-making strategies to programs across the nation.”

Governor Tom Ridge of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) served as the honorary co-chairs for the 25th anniversary celebration. Extra’s New York correspondent A.J. Calloway served as the Master of Ceremonies for the nearly 400 attendees, including actor, producer and disability advocate Daryl “Chill” Mitchell and Brook Lopez, center for the New Jersey Nets.

Photos: Richard Titus/Jennifer Colombo


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