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LWCC and LBF raise over $38,000 for Kids’ Chance

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The 16th annual LWCC Kids’ Chance invitational golf tournament raised over $38,000 for the Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program. The program is administered by LBF and provides scholarships to dependent children of Louisiana workers killed or permanently and totally disabled in a workplace accident. Since 2004, the program has awarded 306 scholarships totaling $719,600 to LBF Kids’ Chance Scholarship recipients.

“As a champion for Louisiana, our state’s businesses and workers, we are proud to support the Kids’ Chance Scholarship program,” stated LWCC President and CEO Kristin Wall. “We are grateful to our agent partners and other organizations who contributed funds to this event. Together we are able to make a positive impact on the future of Louisiana.”

Scholarship recipients and family members joined LWCC Senior Vice President & Chief Claims Officer Paul Buffone, LBF President Amanda W. Barnett, and LWCC Associate Attorney and LBF Kids’ Chance Committee Chair Matthew Richards for the check presentation.

Click here for a high resolution image of the presentation to recipients.

“Kids’ Chance believes that we can make a calculated difference in the lives of children affected by a catastrophic workplace injury by giving them a chance, through direct financial assistance, to pursue and achieve their educational goals,” stated Richards.

About LWCC

LWCC is a champion of Louisiana business and proud to be headquartered in the state capital, Baton Rouge. As a model single-state, private mutual workers’ comp company, we promote safety, security, and stability in our state. LWCC is dedicated to excellence in execution from underwriting to life-long care of injured workers. We are proud to partner with our agents and together deliver outstanding service to our policyholders and their workers. Our commitment is to be there for Louisiana. Always. Our mission is to help Louisiana thrive by bettering our state one business and one worker at a time. LWCC has been recognized by industry leading benchmarker, AON, and named to the Ward’s 50® group of top-performing insurance companies for achieving outstanding results in the areas of safety, consistency, and performance over a five-year period, 2014-2018. LWCC is pleased to be named as one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge by Best Companies Group. For more information on the Corporation and its services, please visit

About Kids’ Chance

Kids’ Chance of America 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.

About Louisiana Bar Foundation

Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) – Funding Civil Legal Aid and Promoting Access to Justice. LBF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity organized under the state of Louisiana. As the largest state funder of legal aid, the LBF supports programs providing free legal services for the poor in all 64 parishes. Since 1989, the LBF has distributed nearly $81 million throughout Louisiana to help address the legal needs of indigent citizens, provide a basic understanding of the law, and assist with improvements to the justice system.  

The LBF exists to preserve, honor and improve our system of justice by funding, developing or otherwise promoting efforts which enhance the legal profession, increase public understanding of the legal system and advance the reality of equal justice under the law.