Jan 08

A Conversation with Mark Bowden Brought to you by Hadley

(KENNETT SQUARE, PA – January 8, 2020) – Hadley, a fund of The Chester County Community Foundation, presents “A Conversation with Mark Bowden”. Mark is the author of thirteen books, including the number one New York Times bestseller Black Hawk Down as well as the 2017 bestseller Hue 1968. The event will focus on a conversation regarding Marks most recent book The Last Stone.   NPR praises The Last Stone by saying; “The Last Stone is a rigorous documenting of the 40-year journey taken by Montgomery County detectives and the cold-case team that interrogated Lloyd Welch. It’s a riveting, serpentine… Read More »

Jan 06

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $10,000 TO THE BELMONT CHILD CARE ASSOCIATION INC

January 3, 2020 The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award The Belmont Child Care Association Inc. (BCCA) $10,000 to further education of young children and provide support for parents with equine careers. The mission of the BCCA is to provide a safe, supportive, and academically inspiring environment for the children of parents working in the thoroughbred racing backstretch area located at New York’s historic Belmont Park, Aqueduct Racetrack, and Saratoga Race Course. The BCCA is committed to promoting early childhood education, molding young minds, and encouraging the fulfillment of dreams. TERF’s mission is to support and… Read More »

Jan 02

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $10,000 TO MARYLAND HORSE INDUSTRY FOUNDATION

January 2, 2020 The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award Maryland Horse Industry Foundation (MHIF) $10,000 for educational purposes. MHIF was chartered in 1988 by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association (MHBA) to serve various educational and charitable needs of the Maryland horse industry. MHIF supports a number of programs and is responsible for the maintenance and expansion of the Maryland Horse reference library. In 2018, TERF generously supported MHIF in launching their first Work Experience Program. This program allowed four individuals to gain valuable work experience. For instance, one participant, Erin Dunnigan, worked in the MHBA… Read More »

Dec 19

HISTORY IN THE MAKING: 21st Annual Little Lincoln Gettysburg Address Contest

(WEST CHESTER, PA – December 10, 2019) – The Chester County Community Foundation was proud to host the 21st Annual Gettysburg Address Contest this past weekend before the big QVC Christmas Parade. Seven “Little Lincolns” recited the Gettysburg Address atop the Lincoln Biography Building’s balcony as a crowd of family members, friends and parade-goers cheered the middle schoolers on. This year’s Little Lincoln Contest was organized by Joe Martino on behalf of HARB (The Borough of West Chester Historical & Architectural Review Board). He and event founder, Bob Gross, comment on the success of the event and applaud the participants… Read More »

Dec 09

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $5000 TO GRAYSON-JOCKEY CLUB RESEARCH FOUNDATION

December 9, 2019 The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation $5000 to support their research efforts.  Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation’s mission is to fund veterinary research beneficial to promoting the health and soundness of horses. In alignment with their own mission to support and promote equine education and research by supporting organizations that are educating the public in the proper care of horses, TERF will assist the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation in funding their next cycle of research projects recommended by their Research Advisory Committee and Board. TERF’s grants reflect the values… Read More »