Making a Difference
Over $112,000 in Scholarships Awarded to 16 New Jersey Student’s
New Brunswick, NJ – On Thursday, July 13, 2017, over 390 Guests and Workers’ Compensation Industry Professionals from across New Jersey came together at the Kids’ Chance of New Jersey 5th Annual Fundraising Gala held at the Hilton in East Brunswick, NJ. Over $112,000 in Scholarships was awarded to sixteen students whose parents suffered a fatal or catastrophic injury in a work-related accident.
We are proud to introduce our sixteen Scholarship Recipients: Joseph Amato, James Barnett, Diana Borja, Brian Crosby, Nicolas Garcia, William Gardner, Scott Kwiatex, Corinne Levy, Angelica Lockhart, George Lockhart, Ashley McDuffie, Trent Schamble, Sara Schisler, Alexa Vander Ploeg, Brenda Vidas and Gandhi Vidas-Veliz,. Their success stories and biographies can be viewed directly by visiting www.kidschancenj.org
Founded in 2012, Kids’ Chance of New Jersey is a nonprofit 501(C)3 organization committed to providing educational scholarships to children of New Jersey workers whom have been fatally or catastrophically 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. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
A special thank you to our generous Prime Gala Sponsor, Premier Orthopaedic Associates ($10,000 pledge), and Gala Sponsor, Pro Staff Physical Therapy ($8,000 pledge).
Kids’ Chance of New Jersey would also like to recognize our dedicated and generous Scholarship Sponsors (Pledging $20,000 over a four year period): Capehart & Schatchard, Comp-X Medical Management, D & H Risk Solutions/FirstMCO, Eastern Alliance, Inns of Court, Kanwisher/Burton Agency, New Jersey Self Insured Association, Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo & Associates, Rothenberg, Rubenstein, Berliner, & Shinrod/Richard & JoAnn Rubnenstein, The Advance Spine Center and Twin Boro Physical Therapy.
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.