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TERF LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE AND  ANNOUNCES APRIL 1 GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE

TERF LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE AND ANNOUNCES APRIL 1 GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE

February 19, 2020 – The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is proud to unveil its new website, terfusa.org. The website was launched with the overall goal of providing enhanced information about TERF, its mission and impact. TERF is also pleased to announce that its 2020 Grant application materials are now available on the TERF website. Applications are due April 1, 2020.

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation’s mission is to support Thoroughbred health and welfare by funding scholarships, educational programs, and equine research; with a priority to make racing safer.  Since its inception, TERF has awarded over $ 700,000 grants to 80 unique organizations that reflect the values set forth by its founders and reaffirmed by TERF’s governing Board in the organization’s 2019 strategic plan. TERF will consider grant applications which focus on Equine Education, Equine Research, Veterinary Medicine Scholarships and the proper care of horses. TERF does not grant funds to facilities that care for unwanted (abused, neglected or abandoned horses) or retirement horses.

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THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES PLEDGE FROM GRETCHEN AND ROY JACKSON

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES PLEDGE FROM GRETCHEN AND ROY JACKSON

May 16, 2019 – The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) announces a newly conceived gift of 5% of Lael Stables’ winnings for 2019.

The gift is given to increase the funding for students wishing for an education in Equine Medicine but in need of scholarship support.  The foundation also gives money to equine research. TERF’s vision and mission is bettering the life of the Thoroughbred. TERF was founded in 2013 – 5 years ago, by Herb and Ellen Moelis. Kathleen Anderson, DVM, and James Orsini, DVM, are co-chairs of TERF. Scott Palmer, VMD, Margaret Duprey, Anita Motion, Toni Orsini, Josh Pons, Lucy Zungailia, Wendy Moon, and Roy and Gretchen Jackson are current TERF board members.

Roy and Gretchen Founded Lael Stables in 1977. It has had its share of notable winners such as Ageless, Divining Rod, Chalon and Hawksmoor. However, the beloved Barbaro was their star.

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CURRENT AND PAST PRESIDENTS OF THE AAEP JOIN TERF TRUSTEES

CURRENT AND PAST PRESIDENTS OF THE AAEP JOIN TERF TRUSTEES

February 16, 2016 – The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (“TERF”) Trustees are pleased to announce the addition of two new trustees to its board: Kathleen M. Anderson, DVM, and Scott E. Palmer, VMD.  Drs. Anderson and Palmer join the Foundation’s Board at an exciting time of charitable grant giving and expansion and bring a wealth of experience to TERF as leaders in the equine industry and equine health in particular.

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THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION (“TERF”) ANNOUNCES GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION (“TERF”) ANNOUNCES GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE

April 8, 2015 – The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (“TERF”) has announced the deadline for the year 2015 grant cycle. All grant applications are due on May 1, 2015 and will be accepted for equine scholarships and equine education and research initiatives, such as laminitis.

TERF is a non-profit charitable organization that supports and promotes equine education and research by providing scholarships for students in equine veterinary medicine, as well as grants for organizations which educate the public in related equine issues. Created in 2013, TERF has granted $227,000 since inception and maintains their current $2.2 million endowment, with an eye on growth.

A scholarship from TERF can be a bridge to learning, where only an abyss existed before. Utilizing a TERF scholarship may also provide flexibility and peace of mind for the student, knowing their original plan in the veterinarian field selected will be allowed to morph into a more specific or varying plan, over time.

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THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION (“TERF”) ENDOWMENT SURPASSES $2 MILLION; NOW ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION (“TERF”) ENDOWMENT SURPASSES $2 MILLION; NOW ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS

(March 19, 2014, Lexington, KY) –The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (“TERF”) is beginning the new grant application cycle for the year 2014.  Grant applications will be accepted for both scholarships and equine education initiatives.

With the 1120% increase in the price of college tuition between 1978 and 2012, and the student loan balance averaging $24,301 in 2012, there is no better time for a non-profit such as TERF to provide assistance to struggling students.

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (“TERF”) is a non-profit charitable organization that supports and promotes equine education and research by sponsoring scholarships in equine veterinary medicine, as well as supporting organizations that are educating the public in the proper care of horses.

“The TERF Board of Trustees is personally committed to funding education and has had the good fortune and foresight to prudently oversee the original endowment dedicated to our mission, with the fund now valued at over $2 million,” said Herb Moelis, TERF Co-Founder. “We will continue to safeguard this endowment so we can continue to provide equine veterinary education scholarships, and grants for worthwhile equine advocacy.”

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NEW CHARITY PROVIDES EDUCATION AND RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR THOROUGHBRED STUDENTS AND ADVOCATES

NEW CHARITY PROVIDES EDUCATION AND RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR THOROUGHBRED STUDENTS AND ADVOCATES

LEXINGTON, K.Y., Oct. 7, 2013 – The co-founders of Thoroughbred Charities of America (“TCA”), Ellen and Herb Moelis are pleased to announce the formation of Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (“TERF”), a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to support and promote equine education and research by sponsoring scholarships in veterinary medicine and supporting organizations that are educating the public in the proper care of horses.

TERF Trustees include TCA Founders Herb and Ellen Moelis, TCA Directors Amy Adkins, Kathleen Crompton, Gretchen Jackson, Jim Orsini, DVM, and TCA President Dan Rosenberg, former TCA Directors Gretchen Jackson and Betty Moran, along with Margaret and Bob Duprey, Roy Jackson, Toni Orsini, Carol Zebrowski and Lucy and Tom Zungalia. TERF is co-chaired by Herb Moelis and Dr. Jim Orsini.

“The purpose of this new foundation is to expand the concept of the TCA Endowment to provide focused funding for equine education and research,” said Herb Moelis.  Dr. Jim Orsini added, “Our trustees’ passion toward providing scholarships grew out of an emergent concern and reality with the rising debt of the next generation of caretakers for horses.  If we do not provide educational opportunities for our next generation of equine stewards, who would not ordinarily have the option to further their equine studies, we will be leaving great talent on the table.  We care deeply about leveling the playing field for all students who wish to pursue a career in bettering equine health and furthering their education.”