"I attend the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois and will be graduating in May of 2019. I currently am working on my Associates in Arts while also obtaining my Certificate in Criminal Justice. I plan to transfer to North Park University in the fall of 2019 to then pursue my bachelors degree.
I appreciate everything Kids Chance of Illinois has done for me and my family. Thank you again for this opportunity!"
Congratulations to the Illinois Chamber of Commerce on their 11th successful Workers Compensation & Safety Conference.
This Annual Education Seminar and Membership meeting was held on October 24th, 2018 at the beautiful Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in downtown Chicago IL. Tours of this amazing, ground breaking facility were available throughout the day. The robust agenda was put together by a steering committee and focused on pertinent topics for ALL Illinois employers.
We would like to especially thank Laurie Silvey, Associate Vice President of Business Services for Illinois Chamber of Commerce. Laurie has remained a longstanding supporter of KCOI and has allowed our representatives to speak at all of the 2017 and 2018 Chamber events to share our mission to help kids who have been sadly impacted by a parent’s death or catastrophic injury while on the job.
Thank you to Shirley Ryan AbilityLab for inviting the Chamber to bring their conference downtown for the first time and Access On Time for donating a $50 gift certificate for our raffle!
Kids' Chance Awareness Week is coming up November 12-16! Be sure to visit our Awareness Week Page to discover all the ways you can support KCOI this year!
Congratulations to the Illinois Self-Insurers’ Association (ISIA) on their successful 40th Annual Education Seminar and Membership meeting held on October 4th and 5th. We would like to especially thank Keith Herman, Executive Director of ISIA for allowing Kids’ Chance of Illinois to speak at the event and share our mission to help kids who have been impacted by a parent’s death or catastrophic injury while on the job.
Currently KCOI has 22 qualifying scholarships to support for the upcoming year and we are grateful for ISIA and the members who shared their interest to help support these kids. November 12th – 16th is Kids’ Chance Awareness Week and everyone can become involved in supporting and spreading the word about Kids’ Chance of Illinois. Together we can raise awareness and support in helping raise our future leaders.
Thank you to Evolutions of WC Event Sponsors who provided gifts for the raffles to raise more money for more kids!
Access on Time: Kathi Donn (KCOI Board Member)
Encore Alaris: Leigh Freskos
Optum: Shelia Yaeger and Jackie Bollendorf...
Doctors of Physical Therapy: Cindy Rega
Litigation Solutions: Michelle Quill
Woodlake: Chris Rocks & Deb Harrington
Brown & Brown: David Jerome (KCOI Board Member)
Exam Works: Jen Wright
And our wonderful KCOI Volunteers:
Jen Wright, Exam Works and Rick Cyr, Frasco Investigative Services
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The Greater Peoria Claims Association (GPCA) annual golf outing was held on May 17 at Weaver Ridge. The GPCA Golf Committee chose Kids’ Chance as their non-profit this year!
Thank you GPCA golf committee and all who participated in the 50/50 raffle!
TJ Welte, Priority Claims
Ashley Sigler, Priority Claims
Michelle Kircher, Auto Owners
Trudy McLaren, Restore Rehab
Dear Kids’ Chance,
I am writing to thank you for your generous Kids’ Chance of Illinois Scholarship. It means a great deal to me that my sister and I were selected as recipients of your scholarship. Thanks to your generosity, pursuing my academic goals and future has become much more attainable, and for that you have my sincerest thanks.
I am a Geology major with a minor in Broadcast Meteorology. I’m pursuing my goal of becoming a meteorologist and weatherman at Eastern Illinois University. My twin sister is also pursuing her dream at her college in Oklahoma, and the financial strain of supporting us has fallen to our family. By supporting not just myself, but both of us, it is double the blessing for my entire household.
By awarding Kid’s Chance of Illinois Scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden and allowed me to pursue my dream without fear or distraction. Your generosity is absolutely inspiring, and I hope to be able to give to others the way you’ve given to me and my family. Thank you, and I hope someday soon I’ll be able to pay the kindness you’ve shown me forward to another.
This wonderful group of supporters has donated several gifts for a raffle that will be held at this event to raise money for our kids! Register Today!
Remember, you can always donate toward our kids education anytime!
Help us as we raise more money to help more kids go to school! We have two Raffles going on from now until December 31, 2017. Ringler donated 4-tickets to a Northwestern Wildcats Basketball game and MedRisk donated a Blackhawks and a Cubs Banners along with Ornaments!
Cubs and Blackhawks, or Wildcats Basketball...Why Choose? Enter to win both prizes and help raise more money for more kids!
Kids' Chance Incorporated Of Illinois
Illinois Kids’ Chance is the state chapter of a national organization that awards college scholarships to kids whose parents have either been killed or seriously injured in work-related accidents.