List of Donors

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Our Donors

Our donors provide Kessler Foundation scientists and grant makers with critical resources to propel new research discoveries and fund innovative employment initiatives—helping people with disabilities live to the fullest. 

Champions - $100,000+

  • David F. Bolger Trust
  • The Derfner Foundation
  • The Hearst Foundations
  • The Howard S. and Deborah Jonas Foundation
  • Stuart and Leslie Milsten
  • Alfiero and Lucia Palestroni Foundation
  • Estate of Frank Rea, Jr.
  • Tim and Caroline Reynolds
  • Anonymous (2)

 

Ambassadors - $25,000-$99,999

  • Joy and Avi Avidan
  • The Carson Family Charitable Trust
  • Dr. Martin Diamond and Mrs. Shirley Diamond
  • Estate of William Gregory Dillon III
  • Dr. and Mrs. A. R. Giaquinto
  • Terri and Michael Goldberg
  • The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey
  • Dean Janeway Endowment Fund at New Jersey Health Foundation
  • David Legow and Sarit Catz
  • Estate of Debra J. Lezak
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Pfizer
  • Reitman Foundation
  • Richard and Linda Ritholz
  • The Charles and Ann Serraino Foundation
  • Joanne Serraino
  • Wakefern Food Corporation

 

Patrons - $5,000 - $9,999

  • Laurence S. Aronson
  • Myrna and Leonard Comerchero / Selma T. and Jacques H. Mitrani Foundation
  • Crewcial Partners
  • Ellen and Rodger DeRose
  • Ekso Bionics
  • Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
  • Ellen and John Germain
  • Susan and David Gibbons
  • Alyce C. Halchak, Esq.
  • MaryAnn and Dean Janeway
  • Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
  • Pavel Kondratyev
  • Dr. Ruth G. Legow and Mr. Gerald C. Legow
  • Carmen and Benito Lopez
  • Margarita and Castor Losada
  • Mandelbaum Barrett
  • Michelle and David Margolis
  • Mary Anne McDonald, Esq. and Joseph F. Benning
  • Mary Rose Migliazza and Carl Guzzo
  • The Miller Family Endowment
  • David S. Mundy
  • Novartis Corporation
  • Pacific Life Foundation
  • Police Relief Fund of the NYPD
  • The Philip W. Riskin Charitable Foundation
  • Andrew Rubenstein
  • Marion and Michael Saffer
  • Ellen Salsburg
  • Sanofi Genzyme
  • Saul M. Simon
  • Susan and Guy Tufo
  • Bill and Mary Lou Weisser
  • Zabota Foundation

 

PATRONS - $5,000-$9,999

  • Anne and Vic Ammons
  • Anonymous Kessler Foundation
  • Laurence S. Aronson
  • The Michael Bruce Fund
  • Gail and Bruce Bukiet
  • Myrna and Leonard Comerchero / Selma T. and Jacques H. Mitrani Foundation
  • Crewcial Partners
  • Francine and Michael Davis
  • Ellen and Rodger DeRose
  • Fundry LLC
  • Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
  • Diane and Saverio Garruto
  • Ellen and John Germain
  • Susan and David Gibbons
  • Terri and Michael Goldberg
  • Alyce C. Halchak, Esq.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Howard Jacobs
  • Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Inc.
  • Dr. Ruth G. Legow and Mr. Gerald C. Legow
  • Michelle and David Margolis
  • Mary Anne McDonald, Esq. and Joseph F. Benning
  • Mary Rose Migliazza and Carl Guzzo
  • The Miller Family Endowment, Inc.
  • Northeast Capital Group
  • Glenn M. and Marilyn B. Reiter
  • The Philip W. Riskin Charitable Foundation
  • Ellen Salsburg
  • Sanofi Genzyme
  • Lyn Rosensweig and Bruce Schnelwar
  • Saul M. Simon
  • Bill and Mary Lou Weisser

 

SPONSORS - $1,000-$4,999

  • Anne and Victor Ammons
  • Henry and Diana Asher
  • Sylvia and Giuseppe Baccan
  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • Martin Barber
  • Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center
  • Theresa and Thomas Berry
  • Natan and Sara Blutinger Foundation
  • Doug and Lynn Borck
  • Mr. and Mrs. John R. Cannell
  • The Cormac Group
  • Alder H. Crocker
  • CTR Services
  • Dr. John DeLuca and Mrs. Carmen Fritsche DeLuca
  • Steven Diamond
  • Timothy Dineen
  • Trevor Dyson-Hudson, MD
  • Will & Ann Eisner Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Elberon Development Group
  • Aaron Essner
  • Anonymous
  • Feinstein Raiss Kelin Booker & Goldstein
  • Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
  • Paul Ford and Nancy Young
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Jennifer and Andrew Gandolfo
  • Dr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Gans
  • Diane and Saverio Garruto
  • Edith and Michael Gelfand Foundation
  • Thomas P. Giblin
  • Cherie Giraud
  • Robert and Debra Goodman
  • Jen and Michael Halchak
  • Bob and Louise Herz
  • Michael R. Herz
  • Bob and Louise Herz
  • Eli Hoffman
  • Homewatch CareGivers
  • Dana and Peter Hopper
  • The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey
  • Ms. Linda D. Howard
  • Integra Foundation
  • Anonymous
  • Investors Foundation
  • Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest
  • Kara Jones
  • Elaine and Dan Katz
  • Mary Kennon
  • Dr. Steven and Mrs. Anna Kirshblum
  • Alice and Jacob Klein
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Kleinert
  • Izumi Hara and David Koschik
  • Karin and John Kukral
  • Mina Labib
  • Frank Lacitignola
  • Nancy and John O. Lasser
  • Peter Lasser and Cynthia Potter
  • Lincoln Financial Foundation
  • Mrs. Tobey Lipschitz
  • Mary and Paul Lockhart
  • Macquarie Group
  • The Margetts Foundation / Donna and Tom Margetts
  • Eleonore and Russell McCabe
  • Anonymous
  • Arlene and John McLaren
  • Mrs. Jacqueline J. McMullen
  • Wendy and Nikhil Minocha
  • Pat Mucci, Jr.
  • Sanjay Narain and Geeta Sanjay
  • NK Architects
  • Northeast Capital Group
  • Numotion Foundation
  • John H. O'Neill, PhD and Suzy O'Neill
  • Barbara D Peterson and William W Peterson
  • Petry Engineering
  • Pfizer Foundation
  • Catherine and Vincent Pignatello
  • Michele Pignatello and Daniel Cordasco
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mark L. Pollard
  • Kathleen and Robert Prindiville
  • PSEG
  • Randi and Robert Rudnick
  • Karen F. Schwier
  • Starbucks Foundation Neighborhood Grants Fund
  • Seth R. Stoller, MD
  • James C. Stover
  • TD Bank
  • The Wawa Foundation
  • Bobby Windham
  • Withum

 

MEMBERS $500-$999

  • Karen and K. Tucker Andersen
  • Kristen Asmus
  • Alan M. Bader and Patricia M. Bader
  • Debra and Jonathan Bell
  • Janina Boesch
  • Cassandra and Scott Bollinger
  • Bob and Julie Breighner
  • Estelle and Philip Brenner
  • Doris C. Brown and Leonard R. Davis
  • CCI Construction
  • Bob Chemi
  • Nancy and Nicholas Chiaravalloti
  • Comperatore Associates
  • Kiran and Tasvira Dave
  • Thomas M. Donohue
  • Edward J. Duenas
  • Eric Engel
  • Joseph Falkenstein
  • FannieMae Foundation
  • Valerie Fraser
  • Rosalie A. Gajdos
  • Lori Gay
  • Karen and Guilford Gaylord
  • Samantha Good and Darren Lumbard
  • Ms. Susan Goodin
  • Michael and Jane Griffinger
  • Amy and Jeffrey Halper
  • Johnson & Johnson Foundation Matching Gifts Program
  • Refet Kaplan
  • Satish Kashyap
  • Jane and Andy Kessler
  • Walter and Debbie Kneis
  • Donald and Ellen Legow
  • Mrs. Blanche Lerner
  • Patricia and Winslow Marston
  • Mr. and Mrs. David P. McCarthy
  • Robert McGovern
  • Rita Menz
  • Josie and Jeffrey Morris
  • Stanley and Barbara Muroff
  • Carol and Timothy Neil
  • NJM Insurance Group
  • William J. and Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation
  • David J. Pascrell and Laura Mitchell Pascrell
  • Premio Foods, Inc.
  • Susan and Richard Sandler
  • Donald N. Schatz
  • Amanda Sonneborn
  • Steve Stinka
  • Virginia and Carl Sulzberger
  • Ilene Kaplan Tamburri
  • Owen M. Toolen III
  • Mr. Richard Travia
  • Mr. Barron Wall and Ms. Debbi Brendel
  • Margo and Frank Walter
  • Dr. Guang Yue and Mrs. Nancy Yue

 

LEGACY DONORS

We are grateful to these friends who have made provision for Kessler Foundation in their estate plan.

  • John J. Brauss, Jr.
  • Vincent Comperatore
  • David Legow
  • Barbara and Gary Lewis
  • Kenneth P. Middleton
  • Deborah Perelmuter
  • Glenn M. and Marilyn B. Reiter
  • Joanne and Fred Salzmann
  • James A. Schmitt
  • Guy Tufo
  • Anonymous (3)

 

The following individuals raised funds to champion research and employment for people with disabilities:

  • The Family of Fernando Amesti, Jr.
  • Deanna Boehm
  • Welaine Cortez
  • Erin Davis, Team Gibbons
  • Matt Dawes, Team Gallagher
  • The Diamond Family, in Memory of Kenneth Richard Diamond
  • Yovanny Dilone
  • The Family of Diane Formica
  • Team CSRR 2021
  • Giovanna Maria Furfari-Venturino
  • Jessica Ganga
  • LaShanda Garris
  • Cherie Giraud, In Memory of Matt and John Giraud
  • The Family of Danny Goldberg
  • Monica Gonzalez
  • Samantha Good, Team Sam
  • Rosalie Hannigan
  • Eileen Larney
  • The Family of Nikolai Makarow
  • Celeste Maslovsky, Three Maslovsky Ladies
  • Maria Mawhinney
  • Team Reynolds Center for Spinal Stimulation
  • Team NNL /TBI Research
  • Shelby Nielsen
  • Team CMRER
  • Tommy Panda
  • Krystal Perkins
  • Ryan Perry
  • The Famliy of Ana Pinto
  • Team Development
  • The Family of Gilbert Raff
  • Caroline Rafizadeh
  • Mario Rivera Jr.
  • Patty Rosenberg
  • Soha Saleh
  • The Family of Philip C. Schwier
  • Isabella Sementilli, Team Isabella's Tough Cookies!
  • Rebecca Shulman, Team JVS
  • Ilene Silver
  • Angela Smith
  • The Family of David Strauss
  • Ilene Kaplan Tamburri
  • The Family of Joseph Tinebra
  • Fran DiMaio Tramutola
  • Team HR/IT/Finance
  • Pete Welch
  • Kathleen Woeste, Woeste's Buckeye Brigade

 

The following organizations generously matched gifts made by individual donors:

  • Autodesk
  • Automatic Data Processing
  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North America
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Matching Gift Program
  • Cambridge Foundation
  • FannieMae Foundation
  • The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey
  • John Hancock
  • Johnson & Johnson Foundation Matching Gifts Program
  • Keurig Dr. Pepper
  • Lincoln Financial Foundation
  • Macquarie Group
  • Macy's
  • Microsoft
  • Novartis Corporation
  • William J. and Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation
  • Pfizer Foundation
  • PSEG, Inc.
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • Voya Financial
  • Workday