Helena, MT – Montana State Fund (MSF), Montana’s largest workers’ compensation insurance company, recently presented a $25,000 check to Kids’ Chance of Montana, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships for higher education to the children of workers who are injured or killed on the job.
Kids’ Chance of Montana is an affiliate of Kids’ Chance of America. Montana’s chapter was founded in 2017, becoming the 43rd Kids’ Chance state organization. Since its inception, four additional states or districts have joined bringing the total membership to 47.
“Historically, Montana has been among the highest in the nation in workplace accidents and fatalities,” said Laurence Hubbard, MSF President and CEO. “That is certainly not a category we want to lead, and we are committed to improving the workplace safety culture by driving awareness. At the same time, it is equally important to continue to help injured workers and their families through programs like Kids’ Chance and Montana State Fund’s independent scholarship program. We are proud, and honored, to play a small role in helping these students achieve their dreams.”
Peter Van Nice, Chairman of the Kids’ Chance Board of Directors said “We are grateful to Montana State Fund and to all of our generous donors for their commitment to this important cause. Thanks to contributions like this, Kids’ Chance of Montana will have a lasting and meaningful impact on the lives of many students.”
Madison Haagenson, a 2018 and 2019 Kids’ Chance scholarship recipient and sophomore at Montana State University in Bozeman was also present on Monday for the presentation. “Kids’ Chance of Montana has given me the opportunity to pursue my educational dreams and I will be forever grateful to them and their sponsors,” said Haagenson.
Since the inception of Kids’ Chance of Montana, 11 scholarships have been awarded to the children of injured workers—six in 2018, and 5 in 2019.
Source: Kids’ Chance of Montana