Charity & Community Involvement

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

kidscan-logoDell & 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

greghhAttorneys 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-lifeRelay 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-foundationThe 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

legalaidThrough 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

mdandersonAttorneys 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

bikemsThe 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.dellschaefer-endalzheimer

Dell & Schaefer has joined forces with the Walk To End Alzheimer's

logo-walktoendalzAttorneys 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.If you are interested in donating or walking in the event please click this link.

Dell & Schaefer Supports the cause of Holocaust Remembrance and Education

ushmuseumDell & 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

ahalogoDell & 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

march-of-dimes-logoDid 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

kidscanDell & 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.

logo-boysgirlsbrowardclub"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.people-boysgirlsbrowardclubSince 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

Dell & Schaefer help to Raise Funds and Awareness for the National Psoriasis Foundation

national-psoriasis-foundation-logoThere 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

dolphins-cycling-challengeThe 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

bikemslogoThe 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

boysgirlsclub-browardcounty-logoSince 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

lawyers-for-literacyDell & 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

seahawks-single-logoDell & 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

Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program

salvationarmypicEvery 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.Angel Tree History Provided by the Salvation Army

Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Support the MD Anderson Cancer Center in their Fight Against Cancer

MDAnderson_LogoAttorneys 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

boysandgirlsclubThursday, 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.Email: or for more information.

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."

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Prevent A Disability Benefit Denial

Approval of long-term disability is a continuous process as every disability insurance company will evaluate your eligibility for benefits on a monthly basis. You can never let your guard down and assume that your disability company will continue to pay your benefits for as long as you think you need them.

Our disability insurance law firm offers a reasonable flat fee monthly claim handling service in which we handle every aspect of your long-term disability claim and do whatever it takes to make sure you are paid every month.

Negotiate a Lump-Sum Settlement

Let's discuss if a lump-sum settlement or buyout of your disability insurance claim is both available and makes financial sense for you. Our disability insurance lawyers have negotiated more than five-hundred million dollars in disability insurance buyouts and we know how to get you a maximum settlement. A disability insurance company is not required to offer a buyout and not every disability company offers them.

Questions About Hiring Us

Who are Dell Disability Lawyers?

We are disability insurance attorneys that know how to get your short or long term disability benefits paid. As a nationwide law firm we have helped thousands of disability insurance claimants throughout the United States to collect hundreds of millions of dollars of disability insurance benefits from every major disability insurance company.

In more than 98% of our cases, our attorneys have been able to either get our clients paid monthly disability benefits or obtain a one-time lump-sum settlement. Our disability insurance lawyers have seen it all when it comes to disability insurance claims and we know exactly what it takes for your disability claim to be approved.

We offer disability insurance attorney representation nationwide and we welcome you to contact any of our lawyers for a free immediate review of your disability claim. We also invite you to visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel where we have more than 850 videos and regularly provide tips to help protect your disability benefits.

Who do you help?

Our disability insurance attorneys help individuals that have either purchased a long term disability insurance policy from an insurance company or obtained short or long term disability insurance coverage as a benefit from their employer. We have helped individuals in almost every type of occupation with monthly disability benefit payments ranging from $1,500 to $50,000.

Our clients include all types of employees ranging from retail associates, sales representatives, government employees, police officers, teachers, janitors, nurses, pilots, truck drivers, financial advisors, doctors, dentists, veterinarians, lawyers, consultants, IT professionals, engineers, professional athletes, business owners, and high level executives.

A strong understanding and presentation of the duties of your occupation is essential for securing disability insurance benefits.

Do you work in my state?

Yes. We are a national disability insurance law firm that is available to represent you regardless of where you live in the United States. We have partner lawyers in every state and we have filed lawsuits in most federal courts nationwide. Our disability insurance lawyers represent disability claimants at all stages of a claim for disability insurance benefits. There is nothing that our lawyers have not seen in the disability insurance world.

What are your fees?

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.

Do I have to come to your office to work with your law firm?

No. For purposes of efficiency and to reduce expenses for our clients we have found that 99% of our clients prefer to communicate via phone, email, fax, or video conferencing sessions. If you prefer an initial in-person meeting please let us know. A disability company will never require you to come to their office and similarly we are set up so that we handle your entire claim without the need for you to come to our office.

How can I contact you?

When you call us during normal business hours you will immediately speak with a disability insurance attorney. We can be reached at 800-698-9159 or by email. Lawyers and staff must return all client calls same day. Client emails are usually replied to within the same business day and seem to be the preferred and most efficient method of communication for most clients.

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