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    Kessler Foundation Trustees Approve $6.2 Million in Grants; Grants Benefit Research, Community Programs and a New Education Emphasis

    Kessler Foundation Trustees Approve $6.2 Million in Grants; Grants Benefit Research, Community Programs and a New Education Emphasis

    WEST ORANGE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 28, 2004--The Board of Trustees of the Henry H. Kessler Foundation have approved $6.2 million in grants to benefit people with physical disabilities through expanded research, community programs and education efforts. This is the largest grant allocation in the Foundation's history.


    The grants are awarded to organizations that help fulfill the Henry H. Kessler Foundation mission of improving the lives of people with physical disabilities and helping prevent devastating injury. Grants recipients are selected based on their impact to the public and the proven success of the recipients.

    "In the spirit of Henry H. Kessler, an innovator in rehabilitation medicine, the Foundation tries to support the programs that will have the greatest impact to improve the lives of people living with disabilities," said Thomas G. Greig, III, Chairman of the Foundation, "It is our privilege to support the good work of organizations that in turn will benefit thousands of people disabled by accidents, injuries or disease."

    The largest portion, nearly $5.5 million, will fund ongoing rehabilitation research at Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation (KMRREC) in West Orange. KMRREC, a subsidiary of the Foundation, investigates new rehabilitation techniques for people with physical disabilities, including programs to benefit people who have had spinal cord or traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis or other neuromuscular conditions.

    In addition, $243,000 has been awarded to 23 community programs. Earlier this year, the Foundation awarded an additional $169,900 to benefit 17 community programs in New Jersey. For the first time, the Foundation also has awarded $386,000 for six education grants. Education programs are chosen for their overall impact and include programs to inform the public about government programs, legal rights and use of adaptive technology, among other areas.

    The Foundation has been able to increase its grantmaking programs since the 2003 sale of the Kessler Rehabilitation Corporation, including the nationally honored Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation.

    "The Foundation has been able to expand its mission in a way not possible before," said D. McWilliams Kessler, President of the Henry H. Kessler Foundation. "Our recent awards have allowed us to place a greater emphasis on research, education and community programs that benefit people with disabilities."

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    The Henry H. Kessler Foundation Appoints New Vice President for Research and Strengt

    The Henry H. Kessler Foundation Appoints New Vice President for Research and Strengthens Relationship With Current Research Luminary

    Posted : Tue, 08 Jul 2008 12:33:46 GMT Author : The Henry H. Kessler Foundation

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