Donation from Disiere Foundation propels Shreveport’s Shriners Hospital to Playground fundraising goal

Outpouring of Community Support raises $175,000 in Record Time

The David and Teresa Disiere Foundation is proud to announce Shriners Hospital for Children in Shreveport has raised the $175,000 needed to build a new patient friendly therapeutic playground.

This will assist in the 96-year-old hospital’s continual quest to fulfill its motto, “Love to the Rescue.” It took just two weeks to raise the money.

“This was the quickest fundraising effort this hospital has ever seen,” said Shreveport Hospital Administrator Kim Green. “We are truly thankful for David and Teresa and their support of our hospital.”

This new facility will provide for an expansion of the current therapy team’s development program at Shriners Hospital for Children, which serves children by promoting health, wellness, and social and emotional development. Support for youth programs throughout the Ark-La-Tex is a key thematic thread throughout The David and Teresa Disiere Foundation’s many philanthropic engagements.

The Disiere’s were given the privilege to name the upcoming playground after David’s late father and longtime member of Shreveport’s El Karubah Shrine, Francis H. Disiere. In keeping with his own experience, David Disiere stated, “Generosity is a gift that keeps on giving, nowhere was this more powerfully demonstrated than by my extraordinary father, Francis H. Disiere.”

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