Message from the President Elizabeth Crum
Dear Kids’ Chance Friends and Supporters:
Thank you for your contributions and commitment to Kids’ Chance of PA! Your support and contributions have enabled us to provide $2.234 million in scholarships to 910 students since our inception in 1997. For the 2019-2020 school year, we provided 57 students with scholarships totaling $179,000, putting us on track to provide over $2.5 million in scholarships to 1,000 students by our 25th anniversary!
2019 was a very busy and successful year for Kids’ Chance of PA. Not only did we increase the number and amount of scholarships awarded, we increased our donations and fundraising. We held the 1st Annual Philadelphia Golf Outing – a huge success – as well as the Hershey Golf Outing and a Run/Walk in Pittsburgh. We added new members to the Board who bring a lot of enthusiasm, expertise and experience to enable us to continue to grow scholarship opportunities for students. We also made improvements to our website and introduced new software that will streamline both the scholarship application and review processes for our scholarship recipients.
The Board is diligently working to increase fundraising efforts and opportunities so that we can award more scholarships to more students. We are looking at ways to increase outreach to parents, students, donors, and past scholarship recipients. We created a new Alumni Committee for past awardees to connect with current students and interface with the Board. We will speak at the annual WC Conference in Hershey and be present at other conferences and venues, such as Philly I-Day and the PA Governor’s Safety Conference.
Finally, in 2022, Kids’ Chance of PA will celebrate its 25th Anniversary! We are creating a Gala Committee to organize an event that recognizes 25 years in Pennsylvania. Stay tuned for more information on this exciting milestone and event!
Thank you all for all you do to support Kids’ Chance of Pennsylvania! I look forward to another successful year in support of our mission “to provide scholarships to children of Pennsylvania workers who have been killed or seriously injured in a work-related accident resulting in financial need.”