September 24, 2019 – The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award nearly $80,000 in grants to nine organizations. With the vision and mission of bettering the life of Thoroughbred, TERF primarily aims to support students in pursuit of education in Equine Medicine and to fund research efforts which better the life of the Thoroughbred horse. The Board of Directors of TERF carefully selected this year’s grant recipients in a competitive grantmaking process. The missions and programs of the organizations selected to receive this year’s grant awards reflect TERF’s strategic focus and vision as recently affirmed in a comprehensive strategic planning process.

In 2019, $15,000 was awarded to Wilson College; $14,285 to New Bolton Center; $10,000 to Equine Advocates; $6,000 to Cornell University; and $5,000 to Retired Racehorse Project to fund scholarships and education.  In addition, TERF granted $10,000 to Belmont Child Care Association; $10,000 to Maryland Horse Industry Foundation; and $3,000 to Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show. The funds will support these organizations’ general operating budgets. Lastly, $5,000 was awarded to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation to support their research efforts.

TERF’s grants reflect the values set forth by founders Herb and Ellen Moelis during TERF’s 2013 inception. TERF’s current Board, includes co-Chairs Kathleen Anderson, DVM, and James Orsini, DVM, Margaret H. Duprey, Gretchen and Roy Jackson, Ellen and Herb Moelis, Wendy Moon, Anita Motion, Toni Orsini, Scott Palmer, Josh Pons and Lucy Zungailia.

Contributions to TERF’s financial capacity have been aided by Roy and Gretchen Jackson of Lael Stables, who recently announced a donation of 5% of their 2019 winnings to TERF.  To participate in the Lael Stable TERF Challenge, and to make a tax deductible donation to TERF, please visit https://chescocf.org/fund/thoroughbred-education-and-research-foundation/ or send a donation to TERF c/o The Chester County Community Foundation, 28 West Market Street, West Chester, PA 19382.