Founded in 1992 by members of the workers’ compensation community, Kids’ Chance of South Carolina aims to aid the children of South Carolina workers who have been fatally or catastrophically injured in a work-related accident. Through more than $800,000 in scholarships to this date, Kids’ Chance has allowed these children to pursue their educational dreams without financial burden.
Kirkham’s inaugural event with the organization will be the 3rd Annual Denim and Diamonds Gala held on February 20th. An evening long dinner, awards ceremony, and silent auction to raise scholarship funds for these children, the gala will feature guest speaker Judge Casey Manning and live music by the Summer Daze Band.To learn more about the event, visit their website at www.kidschancesc.org.
“Ashley is the perfect person to serve on the Kids’ Chance board,” said Scott Wallinger, chair of the firm’s management committee. “She has the intelligence, eagerness, and kindness that are fitting and necessary for an organization that does so much good within our state.”
Kirkham is a Collins & Lacy associate practicing workers’ compensation defense. In addition to her involvement with Kids’ Chance of South Carolina, she volunteers her time at the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division through organizations such as the Special Olympics and through drafting estate planning documents for first responders. Kirkham received her undergraduate degree in political science from Clemson University and earned her Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law.
“I am excited to continue aiding the children of South Carolina workers who have been injured on the job,” said Kirkham. “Alongside my workers’ compensation practice, it is very fulfilling to find another avenue to assist these people, and I look forward to the opportunities and experience this position will bring for me.”