Several attorneys from Capehart Scatchard’s Workers’ Compensation Department recently attended the Fourth Annual Gala for Kids’ Chance of New Jersey. Capehart Scatchard was a sponsor of the Gala held on July 28, 2016 at the Heldrich Hotel in New 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 fifteen students whose parents suffered fatal or physically catastrophic injuries while working. John Geaney presented a check for $10,000 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. Lora Northen presented a check for $10,000 to George Lockhart whose father, a podiatrist, was murdered in an attempted car robbery while leaving work one night.