Kessler Foundation Remembers Rep. Donald Payne, Sr.

Payne understood that jobs are key

This week, we reflect on the many years of public service by Donald Payne (D-10 NJ), the first African American to represent New Jersey in the US House of Representatives. Of his many and varied contributions, one in particular resonates with the Foundation's


We Remember

West Orange, NJ. May 27, 2012. To honor those who have died in service to our nation, Kessler Foundation strives to better the lives of veterans with disabilities. Our research scientists are finding new ways to rehabilitate people with injuries to the brain and spinal cord. Through our grants


John O'Neill, PhD

Center for Employment and Disability Research
Center for Grantmaking
Co-Project Investigator, John O'Neill, PhD is the director of employment and disability research at Kessler Foundation and has over 28 years of experience in vocational rehabilitation as a rehabilitation counselor educator, disability employment researcher, and advisor to state vocational...

After an Unexpected Injury, Young Man Teaches others what Matters

Kevin Greene thought he was doing all the right things. He had just left work on his 22nd birthday and was exhausted. While he would've preferred to stay home and sleep, his friends convinced him to go out and celebrate. They had a designated driver—another friend—so he felt secure and safe to party


Intern with a Disability Proves Abilities to Himself and the World

Chris Miller, born with cerebral palsy, has severe spasticity, impaired speech and needs a power wheelchair to get around. However, at age 26, he already proved that he is able to work on changing policies for a country and the mindset of a foreign nation.

Kessler Foundation awards grants to the


Kessler Foundation in the News

Steve Adubato Interviews Elaine Katz & Hudson Community Enterprises


On One-on-One with Steve Adubato. which aired on April 22nd, Kessler Foundation's Senior Vice President of Grants & Communications Elaine E. Katz discussed the Foundation's work in disability employment and rehabilitation research.