Dell & Schaefer Supports the Elizabeth Smart Foundation
Dell & Schaefer is a proud supporter of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation (ESF). The Elizabeth Smart Foundation mission is to empower women and girls with the knowledge and skills necessary to actively protect themselves against violence and abuse.
Born in Utah in 1987, at age 14 Smart was abducted from her home in June 2002. Held captive by a fanatic named Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee, Smart was repeatedly raped, drugged and forced to endure religious rituals, until earning her freedom in March 2003. She has since become a noted activist and author, launching the Elizabeth Smart Foundation in 2011, authoring My Story in 2013. Following her experience, Smart married Matthew Gilmour in 2012, and they have two children together. Her successful career as an activist allows her to share her advocacy for abduction and kidnapping victims.
With Elizabeth at the helm of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation, education programs provide the fundamental understanding vital to recognizing and confronting abuse and sexual violence in all its various forms. ESF uses every platform available to reach women and girls to empower them through physical, mental, and emotional self-defense classes.
Partnered with experienced therapists and specialists, the ESF provides online content, podcasts, and resources focused on prevention, trauma, shame, and recovery.
By educating the public on:
what sexual abuse is
how to recognize abuse
the many common side effects
where to turn for help
The Elizabeth Smart Foundation provides hope to those who find themselves in the blackest abyss of pain, isolation, and fear.
This year Dell & Schaefer and our employees came together to celebrate generosity and to give.
By sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another Dell & Schaefer enabled employee donors to increase their impact by matching their donation up to $150.
Because of this collaborative effort, each of us knows we made a larger impact!
Dell & Schaefer Supports Huntsman Cancer Foundation
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer is proud to support the efforts of Huntsman Cancer Foundation in their efforts to better understand the beginnings of cancer and more effectively treat cancer. The Huntsman Cancer Foundation helps relieve suffering and improve the quality of life for cancer patients, survivors, and their families.
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah is a nationally recognized research center and treatment hospital in Salt Lake City. The Huntsman Cancer Institute serve patients with all types of cancer, who come from throughout the Mountain West, including Utah and parts of Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Wyoming.
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer recognizes the need to contribute to research to end cancer and to support families in need of cancer support by contributing to Huntsman Cancer Foundation to help them continue their mission.
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Sponsors PAL Summer Camps
The Police Athletic League (PAL) is a youth activities program run by Police Officers of the Hollywood, Florida Police Department. The Hollywood PAL is an organization that strives to help youth meet those challenges and perform to the best of their ability. PAL offers athletics, recreational and educational activities that instill positive life principles and character building tools.
This summer Hollywood PAL offered, at no charge, a 4 week summer camp to 20 local kids. The kids participated in activities that promote physical activity, team work, leadership and safety.
Resource officers were also building bridges of trust and friendship with the youth in the community. Some youth in the community grow up with no positive contact with Police Officers. PAL provides positive role models for youth and a drug free, safe place and atmosphere for youth to play and learn.
PAL is a cooperative effort of the Hollywood Police Department, community volunteers, businesses leaders and citizens. Programing made possible by the fundraising efforts and support of the community.
Over $30,000 Raised at the Kids Can Annual Gala
Dell & Schaefer partnered with Kids Can at their Annual Gala and helped raise $30,000. So far $16,000 has been donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, camp scholarships for students at Young at Art Museum, a new music scholarship at Nova Southeastern University, and many more activities and scholarships.
Kids Can is based on the concept of kids helping kids. Their mission is to unlock the potential in our children by empowering them with the opportunity to give back to the community and enrich the lives of children who may be less fortunate. Dell & Schaefer will continue to participate in fundraising and community outreach with Kids Can throughout the year.
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer is Committed to Help Habitat Change Lives & Transform Communities
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer supports Habitat for Humanity by donating to the Habitat ReStore. More than 850 Habitat ReStores serve as discount, retail outlets that sell reusable and surplus building materials, furniture, appliances and more to the public at a fraction of their original price. The ReStore provides an environmentally and socially responsible way to keep good, reusable materials out of landfills while at the same time donations to Habitat for Humanity provide vital financial support to help build and repair houses.
Habitat for Humanity is on a mission to build homes, communities, and hope through home ownership. Since 1976, Habitat has helped 6.8 million people find strength, stability and independence through safe, decent and affordable shelter.
Bowling Team Dell & Schaefer Raises Funds for The Boys and Girls Club of Hollywood, Fl
The Boys and Girls Club of Hollywood, FL held its 6th Annual Bowling Fundraiser to help raise money for their mentoring program. Once again, the event was held at Sparez Bowling. According to Board Member, Rachel Alters, “It was a total success. But the real success stories are in the lives our club enrich every day.” Over 12,620 kids in Hollywood are involved in the mentoring program, and this annual event helps facilitate the needs of the program.
Since 1965, it has been the mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer for the mentoring program, call the Boys and Girls Club at 954.983.0626.
Because Cancer Doesn’t Sleep, Dell & Schaefer Supports Relay For Life
Relay For Life events are life-changing cancer fundraising events that help communities across the globe fight back against cancer. Relay For Life teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path at a local high school, park, or fairground. Events are up to 24 hours long, and because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times.
As the American Cancer Society’s most successful fundraiser and the organization’s signature event, the mission of Relay For Life is to raise funds to improve cancer survival, decrease the incidence of cancer, and improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their caretakers.
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Supports The Galleon Foundation
The Galleon Foundation is a not-for-profit with its main focus on education. The foundations goal is to ensure accessibility to a good education for all students despite financial difficulties. Funds raised go to support scholarships to those in need.
The scholarships go towards:
Tuition, books, lunches, and uniforms
Mentoring programs, after school activities
Homework assistance, tutoring
Dell & Schaefer Supports The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County
Through financial support Attorneys Dell & Schaefer recognize The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County as an invaluable resource. The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County provides legal assistance at no cost, in addition to a variety of community education and outreach programs within the legal framework for Palm Beach residents.
Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County is social service agency serving Palm Beach County, and is supported by pro bono attorneys, generous supporters and collaborating partners. All of whom are committed to enhancing the opportunities and living conditions for the disadvantaged in Palm Beach County through equal access to justice.
Services extend far beyond the dispensing of free legal advice and include the administering of diverse programs providing: 1.Advocacy for foster children and children orphaned through catastrophic events and violence; 2.Protection for vulnerable elderly citizens, whose numbers increase each day; 3.Safe refuge for families affected by the tragedy of domestic violence and homelessness; 4.Representation for HIV infected men, women and children, each coping with the challenges of a devastating disease; 5.Educational advocacy for physically and developmentally challenged children; 6.Intervention for children and youth at-risk for delinquency, truancy and recidivism; 7.Advocacy for immigrants seeking legal residency and citizenship; 8.Education and representation for those at risk for housing discrimination; 9.Planning and advocacy for clients and their families facing end of life issues; 10.Hurricane preparedness education for Palm Beach County non-profits, and advocacy for our elder residents dealing with post storm issues; 11.Advice, representation and education regarding Federal and State employment laws to enrolled Palm Beach County non-profits.
Dell & Schaefer Supports MD Anderson Cancer Center
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer provides continued support of cancer patient care, research, education and prevention through financial support of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center one of the world’s most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer care and cures. Advanced leading-edge research and programs at MD Anderson has the potential to drive a true paradigm shift in current approaches to cancer treatment and bring new discoveries and hope to patients everywhere.
MD Anderson Innovative Research & Programs
Moon Shots Program: Inspired by America’s drive a generation ago to put a mon on the moon, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has an ambitious and comprehensive action plan to make a giant leap for patients- to rapidly and dramatically reduce mortality and suffering in cancer. Three years after the launch of this unique and challenging program, researchers and clinicians are reporting some big gains in their mission. Innovation driven by MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program is impacting cancer treatment and prevention.
myCancerConnection: Finding out you have cancer can be a very lonely experience. But myCancerConnection volunteers provide support so cancer patients and families don’t have to make the cancer journey by themself. myCancerConnection provides opportunities for patients, survivors, and caregivers to connect in person or by phone, through a variety of social and educational programs.
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Supports Multiple Sclerosis Research with Bike MS: The Citrus Tour 2016
The National MS Society is dedicated to creating a world free of MS, but they cannot do it without help. Bike MS raises critical funds to support cutting-edge research and programs and services for people affected by MS. The Mid Florida Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in 23 counties in central Florida and raise funds for critical MS research.
The Citrus Tour 2016 will have hundreds of riders that will bike 150 miles thru mosquito-infested swampy wetlands of Central Florida to raise funds and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis Research.
10 Facts about MS 1. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system. 2. More than 2.3 million people are affected by MS worldwide. 3. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50. 4. Women are much more likely to develop MS than men. 5. There is no evidence MS is directly inherited. 6. It is challenging to diagnose MS. 7. No two people have exactly the same symptoms. 8. MS symptoms can be invisible. 9. The majority of people with MS do not become severely disabled. 10. MS has no cure.
Team Dell & Schaefer Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Team Leader Melissa Machuca and her team of fighters came together for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, Team Dell & Schaefer raised over $1,000.00 for the cure to end Alzheimer’s. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Association care, support and research programs.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s is an inspiring experience that calls participants to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Participants learn about Alzheimer’s disease and how to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy opportunities, the latest in Alzheimer’s research and clinical trials and support programs and services.
Dell & Schaefer has joined forces with the Walk To End Alzheimer’s
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer has committed to match all donations raised by the Dell & Schaefer Team in the Walk To End Alzheimer’s. That means a donation of $10 will actually be a donation of $20. Dell & Schaefer employee and team Captain Melissa Machuca has set a goal to raise at least $500 to support the Alzheimer’s Association, which provides consultation, information and referral, and support programs in communities around the country.
Team Captain Melissa Machuca grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a few years ago and has moved closer to home to help assist with her full time care. “My grandmother and I are very close and it’s been really hard seeing her struggle with this disease,” said Melissa Machuca. “But there is something we can do to stop this devastating disease. We can walk together to end this disease. That’s why I’m participating in the 2.5 mile Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® in Hollywood on Saturday October 24, 2015. I hope you can join me.”
Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects over 5 million Americans and millions more are faced with the financial and emotional challenges of caring for a loved one with the disease.
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Dell & Schaefer Supports the cause of Holocaust Remembrance and Education
Dell & Schaefer is committed and dedicated to the ongoing efforts of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to teach the lessons of the Holocaust; to keep Holocaust memory alive as a relevant, transformative force in the 21st century—inspiring people everywhere to confront hatred, prevent genocide and promote human dignity. Attorneys Dell & Schaefer wants to help ensure the growth and impact of Holocaust studies in the US and abroad by promoting a more tolerant and peaceful future.
Through our support of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Attorneys Dell & Schaefer wants to inspire people to think and act differently in the face of hate, anti-semitism, and genocide.
Dell & Schaefer is a proud sponsor of the 2015 American Heart Association Heart Ball
Dell & Schaefer is a proud sponsor of the 2015 American Heart Association Heart Ball. This social event celebrates the American Heart Association’s mission to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. All donations enable the American Heart Association to fund groundbreaking research, develop guidelines to improve patient care and help people lower their risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
As long as heart disease continues to be the nation’s No. 1 cause of death, the importance of The American Heart Association will only grow. That is why the American Heart Association began the Heart-Check Food Certification Program. The program is designed to help consumers make informed choices about the foods they purchase. The nutrition requirements are food-based and intended for healthy people over age two. The Heart-Check mark, the front-of-package icon of the American Heart Association’s Food Certification Program, has been helping shoppers select healthier foods since 1995. The Heart-Check Mark is a useful tool for consumers constructing a healthier diet. American Heart Association Heart-Check Food Certification program criteria are based on sound science regarding healthy dietary recommendations, food categories, specific product ingredients and nutrient values, and are consistent with relevant government regulatory standards for making coronary heart disease claims. The Heart-Check mark is the health icon most trusted by consumers to identify foods that are consistent with a heart-healthy diet, according to consumer market research.
People who report eating foods that meet the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check Food Certification Program nutrition requirements are more likely to eat healthier and have fewer heart disease risk factors, according to a recent study*.
Look for the Heart-Check mark to find products in the grocery store that can help you make smarter choices about the foods you eat.
*The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Dell & Schaefer is proud to support The March of Dimes
Did you know that the March of Dimes was established in 1938 by FDR to fight polio? President Franklin Roosevelt’s personal struggle with polio led him to create the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis at a time when polio was on the rise. Better known as the March of Dimes, the foundation established a polio patient aid program and funded research for vaccines developed by Jonas Salk, MD and Albert Sabin, MD. These vaccines effectively ended the polio epidemic in the United States.
Today, the March of Dimes’ mission has shifted to include premature birth and birth defects by helping moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. The March of Dimes researches the problems that threaten the health of babies. And through their research breakthroughs have helped save thousands of babies.
Dell & Schaefer is proud to support The March of Dimes in their efforts to fund research and other programs to prevent premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality.
Dell & Schaefer Partners with Kids Can
Dell & Schaefer is committed to the communities we serve. The core philanthropic mission of Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Charitable Foundation is to keep children safe and help them in times of need. This year we have partnered with Kids Can a nonprofit organization with a mission to unlock the potential in our children by enabling them with the opportunity to give back to the community and enrich the lives of children who may be less fortunate.
Kids Can primarily focuses on teaching and empowering kids to help their community. It is a charity that is run by children, ages are 5-11, who organize fundraisers throughout the year and decide in what capacity to best use the funds raised to help the community.
Dell & Schaefer believes that everybody has the ability to make a difference. In addition to financial support, Dell & Schaefer has committed the human resources of our associates and their children to positively impact our communities by volunteering at Kids Can events.
Dell & Schaefer is a proud sponsor of the 5th Annual Bowling for Kids Tournament
Dell & Schaefer is a proud sponsor of the 5th Annual Bowling for Kids Tournament being held on Sunday, May 3rd to benefit the Marti Huizenga Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood, Fl.
“We appreciate everyone who came out last year to make this event a success. Bowling for Kids is catered to the entire family and we are proud that the program benefits our club members and their families,” said Henry Estrada, Huizenga Club Director.
Spend the afternoon at Sparez in a fun, relaxed event for the entire family! Guests will enjoy two full games of bowling, pizza and drinks all while supporting the youth at the Marti Huizenga Unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs. The money raised at the Bowling for Kids Event goes toward the Marti Huizenga Unit’s programs so that children can enjoy snacks and meals, homework help, field trips, fun activities and much more.
Since 1965, it has been the mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County’s goal is to provide world-class Club experiences that assure success is within reach of every child who walks through their doors. The club wants all members to graduate from high school with a plan for the future; demonstrate good character and citizenship by participating in leadership training and volunteering in community service projects; and engage in sports and activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.
For sponsorship and registration information, please contact Kacee Reid at 954-537-1010 or email@example.com.
Dell & Schaefer help to Raise Funds and Awareness for the National Psoriasis Foundation
There is no cure for psoriatic arthritis, but National Psoriasis Foundation’s supporters, like Dell & Schaefer want to educate the public and raise funds for a cure. Up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis [pronounced sore-ee-AA-tic] causes pain, stiffness and swelling in and around the joints and places where tendons and ligaments connect to bone. A chronic, painful, genetic disease of the immune system that causes the skin to crack, itch and bleed, psoriasis is the most common autoimmune disease in the country, affecting up to 7.5 million Americans. Up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis, an inflammatory arthritis that attacks the joints and tendons. Without treatment, psoriatic arthritis can potentially be disabling. Early recognition, diagnosis and treatment of psoriatic arthritis are critical to relieve pain and inflammation and help prevent progressive joint damage.
National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is the world’s largest organization serving people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. The National Psoriasis Foundation is a non-profit, voluntary health agency dedicated to finding a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and eliminating their devastating effects through research, advocacy and education. NPF’s priority is to provide the information and services for people to take control of their condition, while increasing research to find a cure. In addition to serving more than 2.1 million people annually through patient and professional education and advocacy initiatives, NPF has funded more than $10 million in psoriatic disease research.
Dell & Schaefer Tackles Cancer with the Dolphins Cycling Challenge
The Dolphins Cycling Challenge is a ride in the fight against cancer that supports the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The two-day, tri-county charity event will take place on February 7 & 8, 2015. The Dolphins launched the cycling challenge in 2010 to honor the late Fins player Jim “Mad Dog” Mandich as he was battling bile duct cancer. This year’s goal is to raise $5 million and will help support the Sylvester Comprehensive Center; all funds raised will stay in South Florida.
Through a fun, safe, and exceptional two-day bike event, DCC provides the experts at Sylvester 100% of rider-raised, unrestricted funding to develop novel advances in cancer research to offer hope and critical care for South Florida patients and their families. In the last four years, DCC riders have donated $6.9 million in the fight against cancer.
Dell & Schaefer Raises Funds for Multiple Sclerosis Research with the Bike MS: The Citrus Tour 2015
The National MS Society is dedicated to creating a world free of MS, but they cannot do it without help. Bike MS raises critical funds to support cutting-edge research and programs and services for people affected by MS. The Mid Florida Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in 23 counties in central Florida and raise funds for critical MS research.
Multiple Sclerosis Facts
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an incurable, chronic disease of the central nervous system. MS interrupts the flow of information between the brain and body, causing unpredictable symptoms that can include numbness and blurred vision, as well as paralysis. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with twice as many women as men affected.
Dell & Schaefer supports the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County
Since 1965, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County has been enabling all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. The 22th Annual “Hollywood Welcomes the Stars” event which benefits the Boys & Girls Club Marti Huizenga Unit will be held at the Westin Diplomat Country Club on Thursday, October 16 from 5:30 – 8:30pm, hosted by the “Real Deal” Evander Holyfield and will be well attended by sponsors, supporters and many celebrities.
The event will feature Silent Auction items that guests will bid on during the night’s festivities and will be followed up by a rousing “Live Auction”! 100% of all proceeds will go to benefit the Marti Huizenga Boys & Girls Club, a non-profit private agency, whose purpose is to help young people ages 7-17 improve their lives by building self-esteem and developing values and skills during their critical period of growth. Services and programs provide focus on everything from education, social recreation, health and physical education, to leadership and citizenship development, cultural enrichment, and personal adjustment with one-on-one counseling. The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs is to assure and to enhance the quality of life for children as participating members of a diverse urban society.
Every day, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County make a difference in thousands of children’s lives. That is why fundraisers are needed like the “Hollywood Welcomes the Stars” event, to help these kids by having a positive impact on their life and a safe place to grow and learn.
Tickets to the event can be purchased at the door or for more information you can contact the Boys & Girls Club at (954) 537-3324.
Lawyers for Literacy
Dell & Schaefer Attorney Anthony Quackenbush, a member of Broward Young Lawyers for Literacy Initiative, recently spent an afternoon in a classroom at Riverland Elementary School in Broward county reading to Kindergarten students.
The Broward Young Lawyers for Literacy, a group of volunteers from the Young Lawyers Section of the Broward County Bar Association, was founded with the goal of creating community support for literacy in early childhood. As part of the Lawyers for Literacy Guest Reading Campaign, guest attorneys read and visit Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms at several Broward County schools throughout the month of May, 2014. Guest readers will support reading in the classroom by reading aloud to the students, retelling the story and sharing what makes reading special to them.
Attorney Anthony Quackenbush wants to build a legacy of literacy and learning and enjoys sharing the gift of reading. He hopes to motivate young children to realize books are great, and that books can make a difference in the in their world.
Dell & Schaefer Helps Support Local Youth Dive Team
Dell & Schaefer recently sponsored local youth dive team, Seahawks Diving Team, in their Dive-a-Thon fundraising event. Under the direction of their amazing coach, Sally Hansell, Seahawks Diving Team trains young athletes, ages 5 through high school and Masters level, in the graceful and seemingly fearless sport of springboard and platform diving. Through competitive diving, children learn valuable life skills such as sportsmanship, overcoming fear, and working through physical and mental obstacles to achieve personal goals and success. Seahawks Diving Team is affiliated with United States Diving and the Amateur Athletic Union and trains at Nova Southeastern University’s Aquatic Complex in Davie, FL.
Participation in this Dive-a-Thon event was particularly special for Dell & Schaefer as our staff Disability Appeal Specialist’s 10-year old daughter is a member of Seahawk’s Junior Olympic dive team. Dell & Schaefer’s sponsorship will help provide the opportunity for these young athletes to attend competitions at both the Regional and National level, which includes travel all over the United States to compete with the country’s best youth divers.
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Support the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
As supporters and members of the United States Holocaust Museum it really meant a lot to see that the Miami Heat basketball team recently visited the Holocaust Museum in DC. Today we face an alarming rise in Holocaust denial and antisemitism—even in the very lands where the Holocaust happened—as well as genocide and threats of genocide in other parts of the world. This is occurring just as we approach a time when Holocaust survivors and other eyewitnesses will no longer be alive.
During halftime of the recent Miami Heat game on January 30, 2014, the following video about the Holocaust Museum was played for the entire stadium.
A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Federal support guarantees the Museum’s permanent place on the National Mall, and its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by generous donors.
Located among our national monuments to freedom on the National Mall, the Museum provides a powerful lesson in the fragility of freedom, the myth of progress, and the need for vigilance in preserving democratic values. With unique power and authenticity, the Museum teaches millions of people each year about the dangers of unchecked hatred and the need to prevent genocide.
Since its dedication in 1993, the Museum has welcomed more than 36 million visitors, including 96 heads of state and more than ten million school-age children. To learn more about the museum or to become a supporter of the museum please visit http://www.ushmm.org/support.
Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program
Every child deserves to experience the joy of Christmas morning.
The season of giving is an important time at Dell & Schaefer. Since 2009, Dell & Schaefer has been a proud supporter of the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. This year, our employees adopted 24 angels in our community to give them the Christmas of their dreams. The Angel Tree program brightens the lives of thousands of children each year that otherwise would have no gifts to open during the holidays. The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program provides new clothing or toys for children of needy families through the support of donors. The gifts are given to parents a few days before Christmas. The child believes the gifts are from his parents or Santa Claus, which helps to preserve the magic of Christmas.
The Angel Tree is a testament to the power of people coming together to help their neighbors in need.
Angel Tree History
The Angel Tree program is one of The Salvation Army’s highest profile Christmas efforts. Angel Tree was created by The Salvation Army in 1979 by Majors Charles and Shirley White when they worked with a Lynchburg, Virginia shopping mall to provide clothing and toys for children at Christmastime.
The program got its name because the Whites identified the wishes of local children by writing their gift needs on Hallmark greeting cards that featured pictures of angels. They placed the cards on a Christmas tree at the mall to allow shoppers to select children to help. Thanks to the Whites, who were assigned by The Army to the Lynchburg area at the time, more than 700 children had a brighter Christmas that first year.
Three years later, when the Whites were transferred to Nashville, Tennessee, Angel Tree was launched in the Music City. WSM radio, which airs the Grand Ol’ Opry, came on board that year as the first Angel Tree co-sponsor in the U.S.
Because of the on-air promotion on WSM in Nashville, as well as national publicity on CNN and the Larry King Show, news of Angel Tree spread across the country like wildfire.
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Support the MD Anderson Cancer Center in their Fight Against Cancer
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer is happy to contribute to the MD Anderson Cancer Center as they lead the way with industry leading quality care that is accessible to everyone. MD Anderson Cancer Center provides the latest cancer treatments for patients and is one of the leading hospitals in the world for cancer research. As attorneys helping the disabled we have witnessed the treatment and help that MD Anderson and their team have provided to our own clients. MD Anderson makes life better for those dealing with cancer.
“Every financial gift brings us closer to a future free of cancer, and makes a difference in the lives of cancer patients everywhere,” said Gregory Dell, Managing Partner at Dell & Schaefer. You can make a difference too. If you would like to contribute, please visit MD Anderson Ways-of-Giving.
Dell & Schaefer Rolls Out the Red Carpet to Support The Boys and Girls Club of Broward County
Thursday, October 17, 2013 The Boys and Girls Club of Broward County will host Hollywood Welcomes the Stars benefiting the Marti Huizenga Boys & Girls Club. The 21st Annual star-studded event will take place from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Sport of Kings Theatre at Gulf Stream Park and will feature a red-carpet, lavish buffet and cocktails, live & silent auctions and an opportunity to meet and mingle with famous celebrities, athletes and personalities.
Dell & Schaefer enjoys a longstanding tradition of supporting the Boys & Girls Club of Broward County. For over 150 years, the Boys & Girls Club remains a place where children can feel safe, loved and can develop into successful adults. The Boys and Girls Club of Broward County has 13 facilities with a membership of over 13,000 youth, making it one of the largest Boys & Girls Club organizations in the nation.
Dell & Schaefer is proud to have the opportunity to help with the development of children that might otherwise have a much diminished chance at a productive life.
If you would like to attend The 21st Annual Hollywood Welcomes the Stars, Contact Matt Organ or Colleen O’Dea at 954-537-3324.
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Dell & Schaefer Attorney Rachel Alters Honored as One of 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County
Dell & Schaefer Attorney Rachel Alters was honored as one of the 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County during a special gala dinner at the Signature Grand in Davie. The event benefitted the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.
The 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County Dinner brought the community together to celebrate how far women have come in leadership roles in the business, community and philanthropic fields. Alters is a partner in the Disability Income Division of Dell & Schaefer and has successfully represented hundreds of disability insurance claimants around the country who have been denied their disability benefits by major insurance companies. This is the third time she has been honored as one of the 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County. She was also selected in 2009 and 2010.
A member of the Dade County Bar Association and the American Association for Justice (AAJ), Alters has been on the Board of the Hollywood Boys and Girls Club for over five years, dedicating her time to raise funds to help young people improve their lives by building self-esteem and reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
“Rachel is well deserving of this honor,” said Managing Partner Gregory Dell. “She is an outstanding attorney who commits herself to helping her clients achieve fair compensation while, outside the office, she tirelessly gives of her time to help worthy causes like the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County.”
About Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Since 1979, The Disability Insurance Divisions of Attorneys Dell & Schaefer has helped thousands of people nationwide to recover both short-term and long-term disability insurance benefits. The firm helps claimants at all stages of a claim for disability benefits and they always offer a free initial consultation. The firm can be reached at their national headquarters by calling 800-828-7583 or visiting www.diAttorney.com.
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Participate in JAFCO Andy Schultz Golf Classic
Managing partner Dennis Schaefer of Attorneys Dell & Schaefer recently participated in the 17th Annual Andy Schultz Golf Classic to support Jewish Adoption & Foster Care Options (JAFCO). The event was held at Woodlands Country Club in Tamarac.
Dell & Schaefer supports JAFCO’s mission to care for abused, neglected and special needs children in the Jewish community, and to work in partnership with families and the entire child”¨welfare community.
“We are proud to support JAFCO. The organization does an outstanding job of ensuring that children in need find safe and loving homes,” stated Schaefer.
To learn more about the JAFCO, visit www.jafco.org. Ã¯Â»Â¿Founded in 1979, Attorneys Dell & Schaefer is a law firm representing the disabled and injured. The firm regularly participates in community events and is actively involved in giving back by supporting numerous charitable organizations and causes.
From left, Frank Demeth, Dennis Schaefer, Adam Dougherty and Dr. Elliot Ser.
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Support Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer is a proud financial supporter of the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation and its continuing mission to save lives and ensure world-class healthcare is available to families and children in our community.
Established in 1994, the Foundation provides philanthropic support to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, and ensures the ongoing availability of safe, quality, cost-effective, patient- and family-centered care, regardless of one’s ability to pay. Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is the only children’s hospital that performs cardiac catheterization, open heart surgery, pediatric heart transplantation and pediatric dialysis in Broward County.
“DiMaggio Children’s Hospital continues to save lives and provide a healthy future for children in our community. We are honored to partner with them in their important mission,” stated Attorney Gregory Dell.
To learn more about the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation, visit jdchfoundation.org. Founded in 1979, Attorneys Dell & Schaefer is a law firm representing the disabled and injured. The firm regularly participates in community events and is actively involved in giving back by supporting numerous charitable organizations and causes.
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Support Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer are a bronze sponsor of Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach’s annual gala, “Hillel 954: Focus on Broward County”, which will take place on April 17, 2013.
This year, Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach will be honoring Dr. Abraham Fischler, founder and President Emeritus of Nova Southeastern University; and Nikki Packer, Senior Vice President of Financial Resource Development for the Jewish Federation of Broward County.
Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach is a non-profit organization that provides outreach, mentoring and community service programs for Jewish undergraduate and graduate students attending Nova Southeastern University, Broward College, Florida Atlantic University, Lynn University and Palm Beach State College. Their mission is to enrich the lives of these students so that they, in turn, can enrich the lives of other members of their community and the world.
“Dr. Fischler and Ms. Packer have dedicated their lives to education and it’s an honor to be involved with this great organization,” stated attorney Gregory Dell.
To learn more about Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach, or to make a donation to their foundation, visit www.hillel.org.
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer have been representing the injured and disabled since 1979. The law firm enjoys participating in community activities and is a regular supporter of numerous charitable organizations.
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Support The Dan Marino Foundation’s WalkAbout Autism
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer is a financial supporter of The Dan Marino Foundation’s WalkAbout Autism event.
Nearly 17,000 people participated in the second annual Walk at Sun Life Stadium, including current and alumni Miami Dolphins players, community business leaders and elected officials.
To date, more than $500,000 has been raised for The Dan Marino Foundation, which helps individuals with autism spectrum disorders receive the support and resources they need to reach their full potential, as well as provide training and awareness to community professionals. Diagnosis and treatment of autism at a young age can help improve the functioning of someone living with autism. “Autism is a challenging disease and we are thankful for the Dan Marino Foundation’s efforts to educate and help those suffering with this disease”, stated Attorney Gregory Dell.
Ã¯Â»Â¿Founded in 1979, Attorneys Dell & Schaefer are proud members and supporters of the community. The firm volunteers its time and donates to wide variety of organizations and charities.
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer team up with Magnet Schools at Drawn to the Beach 5K
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer served as a sponsor for the Drawn to the Beach Family 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run held on Feb. 2, 2013.
Dell & Schaefer attorneys and employees also participated in the event, which started at Charnow Park and continued along the Broadwalk in Hollywood.
The goal of the 5K was to encourage good health and wellness habits in our children, to provide an opportunity for families to enjoy an outdoor fitness event together and to raise money to support magnet schools.
All of the proceeds of the event support Beachside Montessori Village and other magnet programs in Broward by helping provide:
Teacher and Staff Appreciation
Accelerated Reader Program
Off the Canvas Art Program
Families in Need
Teacher Grants for Continuing Education
“Education is such a vital part of any community,” Attorney Gregory Dell said. “We were proud to support and participate in such a worthy cause.”
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Support Kids In Distress 11th Annual Inlet Bike Challenge
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer recently donated to the Kids in Distress (KID) organization in support of the 11th Annual KID Inlet Bike Challenge which takes place on December 2, 2012 at Ft. Lauderdale Beach. The mission at KID is to prevent child abuse, preserve the family, and treat children who have been abused and neglected.
The programs and services are designed specifically to give children and their families the tools, skills, services, and education they need to maintain a safe, stable, and healthy environment in which to thrive. To learn more about this great organization visit www.kidinc.org.
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer donate to Feeding South Florida
Feeding South Florida, is a not-for-profit organization, that empowers other South Florida not-for-profit organizations, to assist people in need and improve their lives, by providing food and other grocery products to local food banks and by educating and engaging our local community to fight hunger and poverty.
There are over 619,000 people who live in poverty throughout South Florida, 214,000 of which are children. Many of those in need are not so different from either you or I but due to the housing crisis, and a 14.2% unemployment rate here in south Florida, they suddenly find themselves in need of help with the most basic of things, finding their next meal.
Feeding South Florida distributes approximately 1.8 million pounds of food each month to hungry South Floridians, including children and the elderly, the unemployed and the working poor, the disabled, the homeless, and victims of natural disasters, illness and violence.
Through the generosity of our employees and our friends at Kobeni, we were able to provide two full pallets of food to those in need.
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer are proud supporters of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk
Held throughout communities in the United States and Canada, Light The Night Walk is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s walk and fundraising event to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling cancer. Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested more than $750 million in research specifically targeting leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
Funds raised through Light The Night Walk support the work of hundreds of the world’s researchers in their search for better therapies and cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. During this inspirational walk, participants carry illuminated balloons – white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer.
We are proud to support Team Sharon 5 for 5, in memory of Sharon Schosberg, who lost her battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in 2005, as her daughter Samantha walks in her honor.
Type 1 diabetes, also called juvenile diabetes or insulin dependant diabetes, is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and young adults suddenly, and can be fatal. Each year, approximately 30,000 Americans are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and of that number over 15,000 are children. That means that 35 children each day, approximately one child per hour, are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
The JDRF is the worldwide leader for research to cure type 1 diabetes and it’s complications. Since it’s founding in 1970 the JDRF has raised more than $1.4 billion for diabetes research. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education in 22 countries throughout the world.
For more information regarding to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation please visit their website at http://www.jdrf.org.
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer are proud to contribute to the MDA’s Lock Up Program
We are proud contributors to MDA’s Lock Up Program, taking place on June 30, 2010 at the Palm Aire Country Club. The Lock Up Program involves local business and community leaders who agree to be “arrested” for having a “big heart”. This community-wide event raises funds for children and adults living with muscular dystrophy in Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee, Highlands, and DeSoto counties of Florida.
MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The MDA supports more research on neuromuscular diseases than any other private-sector organization in the world. They also provide comprehensive health care, support services, advocacy and education for those living with muscle and nerve disease.
The MDA was created in 1950 by a group of adults with muscular dystrophy, parents of children with muscular dystrophy and a physician-scientist studying the disorder. The MDA’s most recognized volunteer and national chairman is entertainer Jerry Lewis. Since 1966 Jerry Lewis has hosted the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, which has raised over 1.46 billion dollars for MDA research and support.
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer are honored to sponsor the Second Annual Rock The Race: A Kentucky Derby Bash presented by The Ann Storck Center
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer are honored to sponsor the Second Annual Rock The Race: A Kentucky Derby Bash presented by The Ann Storck Center, taking place on May 1st, 2010. This years event will take place at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino.
The Ann Storck Center is a nationally accredited, non-profit human service organization serving the needs of individuals who present severe and multiple developmental disabilities including Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, Autism and Mental Retardation.
Approximately fifty years ago, a nurse named Ann Storck, opened the first residence for children with mental and physical challenges in Broward County, Florida. Now named in her honor, The Ann Storck Center serves more than 300 children and adults on their campus and in group homes throughout Broward County.
All proceeds raised from the Rock The Race event will benefit the children and adults served by The Ann Storck Center’s pre-school, developmental training programs, residential programs and specialized group homes.
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer are proud to support The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Pembroke Pines
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer are proud to support The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Pembroke Pines taking place on April 23rd, 2010. Relay For Life, offers every person in the community a chance to recognize those who have defeated cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease by raising much needed funds.
During Relay For Life, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.
Relay began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, ran and walked around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Since then, Relay has grown from a single man’s passion to fight cancer into the world’s largest movement to end the disease.
Each year, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States, along with participants in 20 other countries, gather to take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer.
This year our office manager and her daughter, Taiylor Rodriguez and her dance troupe Dancers Gallery, Dancers 4 Cancer, will be participating in the Relay For Life. We wish them luck during this 24 hour event.
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer helped the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation raise thousands of dollars through the Walk To Cure Diabetes
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer recently helped the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation raise thousands of dollars through the Walk To Cure Diabetes. The JDRF is the worldwide leader for research to cure type 1 diabetes. It sets the global agenda for diabetes research, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes science worldwide.
JDRF’s mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. JDRF is also committed to developing new and better treatments that improve the lives of people with type 1 diabetes in the near term and keep them healthy while we advance toward a cure.
Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has awarded more than $1.4 billion to diabetes research, including $101 million in FY2009. In FY2009, JDRF funded research projects in 22 countries throughout the world, including more than 40 human clinical trials.
For more information regarding to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation please visit their website at http://www.jdrf.org.
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer contributed to the Great Strides fundraising walk for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer have once again shown their support for community by contributing to the Great Strides fundraising walk for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Great Strides is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s largest fundraising event. The Great Strides walk takes place in communities across the nation and donations raised at these walks will support life-saving research and care for those who suffer from this disease.
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide). Since 1955, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has been the driving force behind the pursuit of a cure. Thanks to the dedication and financial backing of supporters, they are making a difference. In the 1950s, few children with cystic fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, advances in research and medical treatments have further enhanced and extended life for children and adults with CF. Many people with the disease can now expect to live into their 30s, 40s and beyond.
For more information regarding the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, please visit their website at http://www.cff.org.
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer are proud to support Jeannie Trujillo and the “I Dream of Jeannie” team in the Take Steps for Chron’s & Colitis
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer are proud to support Jeannie Trujillo and the “I Dream of Jeannie” team in the Take Steps for Chron’s & Colitis walk being held on Saturday, April 17th, 2010, at Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Take Steps for Chron’s & Colitis is the nation’s largest event dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases. Over 1.4 million American adults and children are affected by digestive diseases, one in every 200 Americans. While many suffer in silence, Take Steps brings together this community. The money raised through Take Steps helps support patient programs, education efforts, and furthers crucial research. In the past two years alone, Take Steps has brought together over 75,000 people and raised over $13 million to help further their mission.
For more information on Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis please visit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America website at http://www.ccfa.org.
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Support The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s Evening Of Hope
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer were proud to support the 2009 Evening of Hope, in support of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA).
Over 1.4 million people, a majority of whom are children under the age of eighteen, suffer from the physical and emotional challenges of Chron’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Since its inception in 1967, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) has been at the forefront of medical research in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Through local and regional fundraising activities the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) helps fund critical research for improving treatment and finding a cure for IBD, as well as support programs for those who live with these diseases every day. Over the past year, the foundation funded over $16 million in research.
For more information on Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis please visit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America website at http://www.ccfa.org/.
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Helps To Raise Over $100,000 For Boys & Girls Club
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer have been long-time supporters of The Boys & Girls Club of Broward County Florida. On October 23, 2009, Attorneys Dell & Schaefer sponsored the Hollywood Boys and Girls Club Texas Hold Em Tournament, which raised over $100,000 for the club.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of America were founded in 1860 in Connecticut to give local boys a positive alternative to the streets. Over the years, that club turned into a national movement reaching membership of over four million boys and girls nationwide.
The Boys & Girls Club of Broward County joined the national organization in 1965 and has grown to thirteen facilities with a membership of over 13,000 boys and girls, making it one of the largest Boys & Girls Club organizations on the nation.
The purpose of The Boys & Girls Club is to help young people improve their lives by building self-esteem and developing values and skills during their critical period of growth. Services and programs provided focus on everything from education, social recreation, health and physical education, to leadership and citizenship development, cultural enrichment, and personal adjustment with one-on-one counseling. The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs is to assure and to enhance the quality of life for children as participating members of a diverse urban society.
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Participate In The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer are once again proud to participate in The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program.
The Salvation Army has been providing new clothing, toys and gifts for children in need through the Angel Tree program for nearly forty years. Through the Angel Tree program, donors are able to become personally involved because they are able to choose a specific child to help.
The Salvation Army works with 40 social service agencies in Broward County to select families for the Angel Tree program. The Salvation Army then conducts financial interviews with the families to insure that those who need help the most are the ones who receive assistance, with preference given to the children of the working poor. Parents of Angel’s receive an appointment to pick up their toys at the Salvation Army’s Toy Shop. The children then receive the toys from their parents.
In 2008, The Salvation Army distributed gifts to over 3,000 children in Broward County and over 5,000 volunteers adopted Angels, manned the Angel Trees and Red Kettles at area malls and worked at the Salvation Army’s Toy Shop Distribution Warehouse. This year Attorneys Dell & Schaefer are proud to have made the wishes of twenty-four children come true.
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Help To Raise More Than $11,000 For Best Buddies
Over 800 business professionals and philanthropists from Miami to Palm Beach hit SOBE’s Shore Club to attend BB20, a celebration of the 20th Birthday of Best Buddies. The event was hosted by Business Buddies, a professional networking group – comprised of a committee of established young professionals who host these quarterly events to raise awareness and funds for Best Buddies. Beginning at 7 p.m., guests enjoyed an open bar by Southern Wine & Spirits of South Florida, a fashion trunk show by Scoop, and networking with South Florida’s elite.
The event boasted an impressive list of over 40 hosts and sponsors that include The Shore Club, 944 Magazine, Social Miami, Great Florida Bank, Britto Central, Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, NSU Law, FIU Law, STU Law, UM Law, The Law Firm of Attorneys Dell & Schaefer, Greater Miami Beaches & Hotel Association, Southern Wine & Spirits of South Florida, South Florida Pain & Rehabilitation Center, A & M Production, Scoop, and Roar Media.
The event was the first ever joint event by Business Buddies Miami & Business Buddies Broward, however with its outstanding turnout and fundraising total of over $11,000 it certainly won’t be the last. To learn more about Business Buddies and how their events help to support Best Buddies participants with intellectual disabilities, please visit www.bestbuddiesflorida.org or www.BestBuddies.org.
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Volunteer In The City Of Hallandale Beach’s Adopt-A-Shoreline Program
The City of Hallandale Beach has launched its Adopt A Shoreline Program, the first of it’s kind in the State of Florida, empowering its citizens to take responsibility for their city’s beaches. By cleaning up our beaches, volunteers are making an immediate impact on their surroundings by providing a safe environment for marine life and humans to benefit from.
As a resident of Hallandale Beach and as a local business owner, managing partner Gregory Dell has a vested interest in taking an active role in helping to raise environmental awareness through practical conservation and volunteerism. Members of Attorneys Dell & Schaefer have committed themselves to take several hours from their workday, four times a year, for two years to clean Hallandale Beach. On July 6th,2009, volunteers from Attorneys Dell & Schaefer took part in their first beach clean up, and on November 20th, 2009, members of our staff took part in their second cleanup at their adopted stretch of Hallandale Beach in an effort to maintain the beach and help build a cleaner and healthier future for the local community.
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Since we represent disability insurance claimants at different stages of a disability insurance claim we offer a variety of different fee options. We understand that claimants living on disability insurance benefits have a limited source of income; therefore we always try to work with the claimant to make our attorney fees as affordable as possible.
The three available fee options are a contingency fee agreement (no attorney fee or cost unless we make a recovery), hourly fee or fixed flat rate.
In every case we provide each client with a written fee agreement detailing the terms and conditions. We always offer a free initial phone consultation and we appreciate the opportunity to work with you in obtaining payment of your disability insurance benefits.
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Bruce R. (Arizona)
Steve Dell has done an exceptional job with my disability application process. The firm is extremely well managed. They have acquired an incredible amount of experience over many years. I recommend them for disability insurance claims without reservation.
I called this firm a few months ago completely disparaged due to a company cutting off disability benefits at a time that nearly caused me to lose everything.
Attorney Alex Palmera and Danielle worked hard to reach an amicable settlement and my case was settled a few months later. This is a good firm and the specific expertise in disability claims saved me countless hours of hassle at a time when an already fragile state existed.
Thank you Mr. Palamara and Danielle.
Sandra B. (Arkansas)
I have nothing but good things to say about how my buyout was handled with my disability claim. The level of professionalism was amazing. All of my questions and concerns were answered either by Danielle L. or Alex P. in such a timely manner and with such care I would recommend them in a heartbeat to anyone needing to approach their provider with buyout options.
They did a fantastic job communicating between the provider and me, always keeping my best interest at heart and always answering my many many questions. They really did take most of the stress out of this whole situation. I would give them a 10 out of 10 for every step of this crazy journey. Thank you so much for helping me through this.
Brenda R. (New York)
I needed assistance with an appeal for a LTD claim that was initially denied. Stephen understood what needed to happen to win the appeal and he did win the appeal for me.
Michael C. (Virginia)
Greg Dell and his assistant Anneli have been extremely responsive and helpful, not only our initial consultations, but in follow-ups 1 and 2 years later with the insurance company to ensure that they comply with their agreements (which they did), as well as a separate and only slightly-related inquiry about our health insurance. I always hear back from them very quickly, which is rare and greatly appreciated.
Jeff P. (Oklahoma)
After a very long and frustrating ordeal to keep my LTD payments coming I decided to seek assistance from and attorney. After much research and asking those in the legal profession Dell & Schaefer seemed to be the top choice. I reached out and Alex Palamara was the attorney assigned to my case. All I can say is the experience was outstanding. Both Alex and his Paralegal, Danielle Lauria were excellent to work with. They were very kind, concerned, understanding of my frustrations and treated me with the utmost respect. Communication was excellent with regular updates and telling me what I could expect in each stage of the process.
Alex was also very straight forward with what to expect and no pie in the sky promises or expectations were made. In the end we won our case and I believe it was solely due to their experience and knowledge of not only the laws but the insurance companies as a whole. I would highly recommend them and am very grateful for the help they afforded to me.
Chad B. (Illinois)
I originally spoke with 3 other long term disability lawyers about my case before contacting Dell and Schaefer. None of those law firms would take it. They said the chances of me winning was not good. After finding Dell and Schaefer online I spoke with one of the attorneys that has since left. He did take my case but later it was picked up by Rachel Alters. Rachel is amazing and a very intelligent attorney. She not only won my case but also was able to get my back pay for 6 months.
I also cannot say enough about Sonia Nogueira. Sonia was always quick to answer any of my questions. I would usually hear back from her within hours of sending her a email. I do not know where I would be if I hadn’t contacted them. My family and I cannot thank them enough. Don’t let an insurance company tell you they are not responsible for paying you. I paid them for 20 years monthly and they looked for any reason they could not to have to pay me when I needed my benefit. Thank you Rachel and Sonia for all you guys do.