Lenore Puleo with an architectural rendering of the new performing arts space.

Eden II Programs announces the naming of the performing arts space at the new autism center and school set to open this fall for children and adults with autism. The space is being named in honor of Frank and Lenore Puleo, along with their son, Cristofer. The Puleo Perfoming Arts Center will be located on the second floor of the 30,000 square foot building located at 15 Beach Street on the North Shore of the Island.

The autism agency reached many milestones under the tenure of former Board Chairperson, Lenore Puleo, who remains on the executive committee. The couple’s son, Cristofer also attends the agency’s school program and they are committed to continuing their involvement.

Lenore Puleo with Executive Director Joanne Gerenser and Richmond County Savings Foundation’s Cesar Claro on Beach Street.

The Puleo Performing Arts Center is one the highlighted features in the new, state-of-the-art building. The center will house special activities for Eden II, from recitals to musical instrument lessons. Several students have benefitted from music, even learning how to play the piano during their schedules at school. Students also study acting through their visits from Theater Rehabilitation for Youth.

When asked about the naming, Lenore and Frank shared, “We are thrilled to be a part of the Beach Street project for Eden II. We know that the performing arts center will allow the children to continue to express their talents and passion in a beautiful setting.”

“I’m extremely grateful for the support of the Puleo family. Naming the performing arts center in honor of Frank, Lenore, and Cristofer is a wonderful way to express our gratitude,” shares Dr. Joanne Gerenser, Executive Director of Eden II. Now approximately 80% of the $7.5 million of the campaign goal for the new autism center and school building has been pledged. The fundraising efforts have resulted in over 1,000 gifts to the project. For more information, email info@designapprovals2.com or call 718-816-1422 x156.