Photo: Fr Left: Will Gardner, scholarship recipient; John H. Geaney, Esq., Workers’ Compensation Department Shareholder.
Several attorneys from Capehart Scatchard’s Workers’ Compensation Department recently attended the Fifth Annual Gala for Kids’ Chance of New Jersey. The event was held on July 13, 2017 at the Hilton East in East Brunswick, N.J.
The Gala was a fundraiser for Kids’ Chance, a non-profit organization, created to provide educational opportunities and scholarships for the children of workers who were fatally or catastrophically injured on the job. John Geaney and Lora Northen, shareholders in the firm, serve as members of the Kids’ Chance Board of Directors.
The highlight of the Gala featured the presentation of scholarships to sixteen students whose parents suffered fatal or physically catastrophic injuries while working. John Geaney presented a check for $10,000, co-sponsored by Capehart Scatchard, to Will Gardner. Gardner’s father, Bill Gardner, who worked for Fed-Ex as a truck driver, lost his life in a work- related truck accident.