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Kessler Foundation Named National and State Best Place to Work

Kessler Foundation Press Release

EAST HANOVER, NJ--(April 12, 2018) - Kessler Foundation, a major nonprofit organization in the field of disability, has  again been named one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For in the U.S. by The NonProfit Times, as well as one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey by NJBIZ.


“We take pride in these significant acknowledgements of our ongoing efforts to create and maintain an exceptional workplace,” said Rodger DeRose, president and chief executive officer of Kessler Foundation. “Our strong belief in our mission to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities is reflected in the passion and dedication of our employees. It is through their exceptional work and collaborative efforts that the Foundation is able to make a difference in the world. Being recognized for so many years inspires us to renew our efforts to provide a work environment that is conducive to personal satisfaction and professional productivity.” 

Kessler Foundation conducts rehabilitation research to improve the mobility and cognition of individuals with multiple sclerosis, stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and other disabling conditions. The Foundation is also home to the unique, research-dedicated, Rocco Ortenzio Neuroimaging Center, which enables scientists to conduct novel lines of research and accelerate the pace of their scientific advances. In addition, Kessler Foundation awards grants to innovative initiatives across the nation that expand employment opportunities for people with disabilitiesThe Best Companies Group managed registration, administered surveys, analyzed data, and determined final rankings for both The NonProfit Times and NJBIZ awards.


Best Nonprofits to Work For Award

For the nonprofit recognition, organizations were evaluated for leadership, corporate culture, employee engagement, and satisfaction. Kessler Foundation was rated number 13 in the U.S. The 50 top U.S. nonprofits are named in the April 2018 issue of The NonProfit Times. For a complete list, visit


Best Places to Work in New Jersey Award

The Foundation was named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey in the medium-sized organization category (15-249 employees) by NJBIZ. The awards reception and ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at iPlay America's Event Center in Freehold, NJ. During the awards ceremony, each company's ranking will be revealed. For a complete list of the 2018 Best Places to Work in New Jersey program, visit:


About Kessler Foundation:

Kessler Foundation, a major nonprofit organization in the field of disability, is a global leader in rehabilitation research that seeks to improve cognition, mobility, and long-term outcomes -- including employment -- for people with neurological disabilities caused by diseases and injuries of the brain and spinal cord. Kessler Foundation also leads the nation in funding innovative programs that expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities.


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Submitted by nmiller on Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:22