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Kids' chance of vermont

President: Keith Kasper, Esq. 

       - Workers' Compensation Attorney

Vice President: Heidi Groff, Esq. 

       - Workers' Compensation Attorney

Treasurer: Glenn Morgan, Esq. 

       - Workers' Compensation Attorney

Secretary: Todd Kalter, Esq. 

       - Workers' Compensation Attorney

Phyllis Phillips 

       - Administrative Law Judge, Vermont Department of Labor

Wayne Sullivan 

       - Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

Mary Sorrentino 

       - Insurance Adjuster

About Kids' Chance

What We Do

 Kids’ Chance is a 501(c)(3) organization that was created for the purpose of creating, assisting and supporting Kids’ Chance organizations throughout the United States and other similar programs that provide educational opportunities and scholarships for the children of workers seriously injured or killed on the job. We believe that by investing in our children’s future, we can provide them with the tools and opportunity to be successful in the workplace, so that they can make a difference in their own and other people’s lives. 

Vision

 We envision a time when all children affected by a parent’s work related injury or death can pursue their educational dreams without financial burden. 

Kids' Chance Core Values

  • Integrity – We are an organization built on uncompromising integrity in everything we do.
  • Passion – We are passionate about our vision. Our members are fully engaged in supporting our mission to build strong state organizations that help every child needing financial support.
  • Inclusion – We will work with any individual, professional group or company that shares our vision to provide scholarships for children with a parent who has been severely or fatally injured in a work related accident.
  • Alignment – We strive to create synergy and community among the state organizations to demonstrate that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Our Goals

  • Promoting the establishment of Kids’ Chance organizations in all states that as of yet do not have existing programs by providing organizational and monetary start-up assistance.
  • Soliciting financial support and in-kind donations at the national level and distributing these funds to member organizations for scholarship use and program development.
  • Increasing public awareness of Kids’ Chance and its member organizations by providing information to foundations and corporate-giving programs and conducting research and gathering information to further this purpose.
  • Guiding member organizations on best practices in how to operate a non-profit organization.
  • Providing training, educational programs and other support to member Kids’ Chance organizations.

the impact of kids' chance

 Read a letter from Andrea Tester, the 2017  scholarship winner, about the impact this scholarship will have on her life. 

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