Attorneys from Capehart Scatchard’s Workers’ Compensation Department recently attended the Seventh Annual Gala for Kids’ Chance of New Jersey. The event was held on July 11, 2019 at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin, 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, and Director of Marketing, Carol Wright, serves as an Advisory Board member.
The highlight of this year’s Gala featured the presentation of scholarships to twenty students whose parents suffered fatal or physically catastrophic injuries while working. Each student was awarded up to $10,000 for the upcoming school year. Capehart Scatchard co-sponsored the scholarship given to Will Gardner whose father, Bill Gardner, who worked for Fed-Ex as a truck driver, lost his life in a work- related truck accident.