Memorial Center Adeline LaPlante Memorial Center – 126 Willard Avenue, Wakefield, RI
Mailing Address: PO Box 56, Peace Dale, RI 02883-0056
President: Daniel J. McGregor, Ph.D. Telephone: (401) 789-3081 or 884-8825
Executive Director: Edward F. McDermott FAX: (401) 782-8481
For Immediate Release: For More Information, Contact:
July 28, 2009 Edward F. McDermott, Executive Director
FOGARTY FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANT
At their recent annual meeting, the Board of Trustees of the John E. Fogarty Foundation for
Persons Developmentally Challenged approved a grant of $4,000 to help fund the Therapeutic
Recreation Program sponsored by the Adeline LaPlante Memorial Center. The Fogarty
Foundation has historically been a very generous contributor to the LaPlante Center’s
Therapeutic Recreation Program. The Center, located in Wakefield, operates a comprehensive
program for persons with developmental disabilities. In order to meet the varying needs of these
persons, programs are individualized and cover all areas of daily living, vocational choices,
educational improvement, residential services, medical and psychological therapies, specialized
therapeutic recreation and personal growth.
The John E. Fogarty Foundation for Persons Developmentally Challenged has made a
commitment to award grants to those organizations proposing innovative and quality programs.
We are grateful that they have recognized our organization, the Adeline LaPlante Memorial
Center, and support us in our goal to enhance the quality of life of the people we serve.