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Comp Laude® Award Winner

Support Services Finalists:
Carl Brakenseik, Executive Vice President, CSIMS
Karen Heffernan, Director of Industry Advancement Program, Sedgewick
Kids? Chance California
Sharp Legal Imaging, Laura and Cecil Bindrum Prium

and the winner is?

Kids' Chance
Kids' Chance California is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide need-based scholarships to the children of California workers who have been fatally or seriously injured on the job. Kids' Chance was founded in 1988 in the state of Georgia and has expanded to 28 states over the last 24 years. Kids' Chance has awarded more than 2,000 scholarships totaling more than $5 million in educational assistance.

Serious work-related accidents can have a devastating impact on families, especially children. The financial impact can be life shattering. The future can look frightening to someone whose parent or spouse has been seriously or fatally injured at work. Already confronting difficult emotions, they often must confront the hurdle of funding their education?the key to their future and ours. Each year, hundreds of kids face this challenge. We can make a difference in California.

According to one nominator:

"Kids' Chance could not be a more deserving organization to be recognized for good work in California. Their mission statement says it best. [Nominator's Company] as well as many other members of our industry are supporters of this mission. I have had the opportunity to hear some of these success stories first from deserving students and families in California. If you visit the Kids' Chance website you can read many of their success stories. Annual scholarship amounts range from $2,500 to $10,000 awarded to students. This is life changing. By recognizing Kids' Chance of California this will do even more to bring to the forefront their valuable mission in our state. This money is used in our state and in turn those educated stay in California and there is a good chance will give back after they receive their education or training."