New Brunswick, NJ – Over 330 guests including the Lt. Governor of New Jersey, Kim Guadagno, Former Governors James Florio and Donald DiFrancesco, Commissioner Harold Wirths and many others from the Workers’ Compensation professionals from across New Jersey came together for a special celebration. On Thursday, July 23, 2015 Kids’ Chance of New Jersey presented over $100,000 in Scholarships to Eleven of New Jersey’s own special children. Each of the scholarship recipients had a parent that was catastrophically or fatally injured in a work related accident. The Third Annual Gala and Fundraiser was held this past summer at The Heldrich hotel in New Brunswick, NJ.
We are proud to introduce our eleven scholarship recipients, Marissa DiCarlo, Alexandra Kurnath, MacKenzi Kurnath, Scott Kwiatek, Corrine Levy, George Lockhart, Ashley McDuffie, Maria Molinaro, Trent Schamble, Sara Schisler and Gandhi Vidals-Veliz’s success stories and biographies can be viewed directly at www.kidschancenj.org.
This quote from one of this year’s scholarship recipient’s mother sums it up best…. “What you did wasn’t just handing someone a check, you gave our family hope that a young mind that set out to make a difference in the world will now be able to.”
Kids’ Chance of New Jersey is a nonprofit organization founded in 2012. They are omitted to providing educational scholarships throughout the year to the sons and daughters of New Jersey workers who have been catastrophically or fatally injured in a work related accident, resulting in financial hardship. More than four million workplace injuries occur in the United States each year, with approximately one million of those resulting in a disabling injury and 5,000 resulting in death.
Kids’ Chance of New Jersey’s scholarship program is entirely funded by generous donors like you. For more information on how you can help please visit www.kidschancenj.org.