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Jan 13

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $10,000 TO THROUGHBRED RETIREMENT FOUNDATION

January 13, 2023 The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) $10,000 to be used for educational purposes. TRF’s mission is to rescue ex-racehorses, no longer able to compete at the racetrack, from neglect, abuse, and slaughter. Furthermore, TRF collaborates with correctional facilities in eight states to provide vocational training to inmates who, in turn, care for horses that are not suitable for second athletic careers. Second chances classroom Dr. Reid McClellan and Program Manager John Evans In 2021, TERF funding provided for the accreditation of the vocational instructors in the Groom… Read More »

Jan 06

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $52,389 IN RESEARCH GRANTS TO FOUNDATION FOR THE HORSE

January 6, 2023 The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to announce the awarding of $52,389 in research grants to the Foundation for the Horse. With the vision and mission of bettering the life of Thoroughbreds, TERF primarily aims to support students in pursuit of education in equine industry careers and to fund research efforts, which better the life of the Thoroughbred racehorse. TERF awarded $20,000 to support the work of Dr. Alexandra Carlson at the University of Tennessee for research involving in vitro analysis of the optimization of stem cell therapy for the treatment of osteoarthritis using… Read More »

Dec 15

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $4,000 TO MIDATLANTIC HORSE RESCUE

December 15, 2022 The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award $4,000 to the MidAtlantic Horse Rescue Inc. (MAHR) for educational purposes. MAHR’s mission is to rescue thoroughbreds from feed lots and kill pens and transition horses directly off the track. After quarantine and careful evaluation, horses are adopted into loving homes as sport horses and pets. In alignment with their mission to support and promote equine education, TERF offers their financial assistance in 2022. MAHR plans to continue their thoroughbred-only clinic series at the farm with well-known professionals. These clinics are free for MAHR graduates and… Read More »

Dec 06

HISTORY IN THE MAKING: 23RD ANNUAL LITTLE LINCOLNS GETTYSBURG ADDRESS CONTEST

(WEST CHESTER, PA – December 6, 2022): The Chester County Community Foundation was proud to host the 23rd Annual Gettysburg Address Contest on Saturday, December 3rd at the historic Lincoln Building. Seven “Little Lincolns” dressed up as President Abraham Lincoln and recited the Gettysburg Address to a crowd of family, friends, teachers, and community members. The event was organized by Joe Martino on behalf of the West Chester Historical & Architectural Review Board (HARB). He applauds the participants for their hard work. Axel Kolasinski, Conrad Kowalski, and Olivia Teague, all from Fugett Middle School, placed first, second, and third, respectively…. Read More »

Dec 02

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $5,000 TO WILSON COLLEGE

December 2, 2022 Adrianna Swanson on her six-year-old thoroughbred, Eros The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award Wilson College $5,000 to be used for scholarship support. Wilson College’s mission is to empower students through an engaged, collaborative, liberal arts education which combines the skills and study needed for success in work and life. Through a close, supportive community that develops the mind and character of all students, Wilson College prepares students to meet the challenges of a global society. This year’s scholarship recipient is Adrianna “Andie” Swanson of Kersey, PA. Andie has been around horses her… Read More »

Nov 30

A Historic Speech: 23rd Annual Gettysburg Address Contest

WHO: Chester County Community Foundation and the West ChesterHistorical and Architectural Review Board WHAT: Amongst friends, family and community members, seven middle school students or “Little Lincolns” will put on their best Lincoln attire and proudly recite the Gettysburg Address. “Each student works extremely hard on their period costumes and presentation skills to deliver such a poignant speech,” comments and Joe Martino, event organizer. WHERE: On the steps of the Chester County Historic Courthouse (2 N High Street, West Chester, PA) WHEN: Saturday, December 3, 2022 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. WHY: The Little Lincoln Gettysburg Address Contest encourages… Read More »

Nov 18

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

November 18, 2022 The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award the Belmont Child Care Association, Inc. (BCCA) $10,000 to be used for educational purposes. 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. BCCA received funds from TERF in 2019, 2020, and 2021, which were used to fund their early childhood education program. In alignment with their mission to support and promote equine education by… Read More »

Nov 17

Annual Whitford Charitable Classic is BACK

Photo caption: Coach Dick Vermeil with Board Members and Grantees of 2022 Whitford Charitable Classic (Exton, PA – November 17, 2022): The Whitford Charitable Classic, in partnership with the Chester County Community Foundation, is pleased to deliver proceeds totaling over $120,000 to 11 local non-profit charities in Chester County. Each grantee will receive at least $10,000 for their organization. This year’s Whitford Classic took place the weekend of September 23-25th.  This festive event brings together Whitford Country Club members and an extensive network of supporters and grantees from the community to play in golf, tennis and pickleball tournaments, with the… Read More »

Nov 04

Thoroughbred Education & Research Foundation Announces Research Grants Awarded

November 4, 2022 The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to announce the awarding of $62,389 in research grants that will support the goal of making racing safe. With the vision and mission of bettering the life of Thoroughbreds, TERF primarily aims to support students in pursuit of education in equine industry careers and to fund research efforts, which better the life of the Thoroughbred racehorse. The following grant was awarded to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, Inc.: TERF awards $10,000 to support the work of Dr. Sue Stover at the University of California for research involving motion of… Read More »

Oct 21

TERF AWARDS $10,000 TO THE MARYLAND HORSE FOUNDATION

October 21, 2022 The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award $10,000 to the Maryland Horse Foundation (MHF) to be used for a work experience program, the returning of the Maryland Thoroughbred career program, and continued promotion of Marylandhorse.com. “We are grateful to the TERF Trustees for their continued support,” says Jordyn Egan, acting MHF Director of Development. “This funding will allow the Maryland Horse Foundation to carry on with our educational programs in 2022/2023.” The Maryland Horse Foundation was chartered in 1988 by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association to serve various educational and charitable needs of the… Read More »

Oct 12

CCCF to Celebrate Legacy Philanthropy at 28th Annual Meeting

(West Chester, PA – October 12 2022): The Board of Directors of the Chester County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 28th Annual Meeting, taking place on Monday, October 24 at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center in West Chester. The Community Foundation proudly establishes the Honorable Dr. Clifford E. DeBaptiste Honor to recognize exceptional individuals whose civic engagement, community service, and charitable philanthropy light the way and inspire others. The first to be bestowed the “Honorable Honor” will be the esteemed eponym, the Honorable Dr. Clifford E. DeBaptiste. Each year the Community Foundation recognizes professional advisors who open doors… Read More »

Oct 06

TERF AWARDS $4,000 TO TAKE2 SECOND CAREER THOROUGHBRED PROGRAM INC.

October 6, 2022 The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program Inc. with $4,000. TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program Inc. promotes and develops second careers for racehorses that have retired from the track. After launching in 2012, TAKE2 continues to be supported by a handful of associations and breeders. The ultimate goal is to create a market for retired racehorses, ensuring secure futures beyond the racetrack. In alignment with their mission to support and promote equine education by supporting organizations that are educating the public on the proper care of horses, TERF… Read More »

Aug 31

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $65,000 IN GRANTS

8/31/2022 The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award $65,000 in education grants to nine organizations. 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. 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… Read More »

Jul 06

STEPHEN CHANDLER ERICSON FOUNDATION HITS MAJOR MILESTONE IN 2022 RAISING $10,000 FOR ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

(WEST CHESTER, PA – July 06, 2022): The Chester County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the Stephen Chandler Ericson Foundation has hit a huge milestone by raising $10,000 for its annual scholarship. Stephen’s mother, Laura Chandler Ericson, first issued the challenge to raise $10,000 at last year’s scholarship presentation in June 2021. One year later and the Ericson family is grateful to announce the highest scholarship amount awarded to date.  According to Stephen’s sister Cynthia, “In 2017, we began the sponsorship program and through the generosity of so many friends and organizations, we went from $1,500 to $6,000… Read More »

Jun 16

NEIL JOINES FUND ANNOUNCES AWARDING OF $29,250 TO 9 LOCAL NONPROFITS

(WEST CHESTER, PA – June 16, 2022): The Chester County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the awarding of $29,250 in grants through the Neil Joines Fund, organized under the auspices of the Community Foundation. After carefully reviewing competitive grant applications, volunteer members of a grant panel awarded $29,250 to 9 nonprofits in the Chester County region. Active community member Neil Clarence Joines passed away in 1992 after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. The Neil Joines Fund was formed to honor his legacy and fulfill his passion for supporting the arts in his Kennett Square community. The Neil Joines… Read More »

May 25

CCCF TO HOST CHAIR’S CHOICE ON JUNE 5

CELEBRATE BOARD LEADERSHIP AT RECEPTION OPEN TO PUBLIC Photo caption: Michael DeHaven, CPA and Winifred Moran Sebastian, Esq. (PAOLI, PA – May 25, 2022): The Chester County Community Foundation is honoring Outgoing Board Chair Michael DeHaven, CPA and welcoming Incoming Chair Winifred Moran Sebastian, Esq. at Chair’s Choice on Sunday, June 5. Guests are invited to Waynesborough Country Club to enjoy delicious food, wine and beer, beautiful sights, and wonderful company, while also celebrating Community Foundation board leadership. Additional outgoing board members and incoming board members will be recognized and celebrated at the event Michael DeHaven, CPA is a shareholder… Read More »

May 06

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES RESEARCH GRANTS AVAILABLE

May 6, 2022 The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to announce the opening of their 2022 research grant awards cycle. With the vision and mission of bettering the life of Thoroughbreds, TERF primarily aims to support students in pursuit of education in equine industry careers and to fund research efforts which better the life of the Thoroughbred racehorse. The missions and programs of the organizations selected to receive this year’s grant awards will reflect TERF’s strategic focus and vision to support and promote equine education and research. Awards will be considered for qualified federally tax exempt 501-c-3 organizations. Information… Read More »

Mar 04

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $5,000 TO THOROUGHBRED RETIREMENT FOUNDATION

March 3, 2022 The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) $5,000 to be used for educational purposes. The TRF’s mission is to rescue ex-racehorses, no longer able to compete at the racetrack, from neglect, abuse, and slaughter. Further, TRF collaborates with correctional facilities in eight states to provide vocational training to inmates who, in turn, care for horses that are not suitable for second athletic careers.  In alignment with their mission to support and promote equine education by supporting organizations that are educating the public on the proper care of horses, TERF offers their financial… Read More »

Feb 25

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES GRANTS AVAILABLE

February 25, 2022 The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to announce the opening of their 2022 grant awards cycle. With the vision and mission of bettering the life of Thoroughbreds, TERF primarily aims to support students in pursuit of education in equine industry careers and to fund research efforts which better the life of the Thoroughbred racehorse. The missions and programs of the organizations selected to receive this year’s grant awards will reflect TERF’s strategic focus and vision to support and promote equine education and research. Awards will be considered for qualified federally tax exempt 501-c-3 organizations. Information regarding… Read More »

Feb 04

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $14,000 TO UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

February 4, 2022 The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award $ 14,000 to the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine to be used to support the Opportunity Scholarship Fund for student scholarships. In the past, TERF has generously awarded grants for need-based scholarships for students interested in pursuing equine medicine. In alignment with their mission to support and promote equine education by supporting organizations that are educating the public on the proper care of horses, TERF continues to offer their financial assistance in 2021. The University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine will use the grant for… Read More »

Jan 28

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $4,000 TO MIDATLANTIC HORSE RESCUE

January 21, 2022 The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award $4,000 to the MidAtlantic Horse Rescue (MAHR) for educational purposes. MAHR’s mission is to rescue thoroughbreds from feed lots and kill pens and transition horses directly off the track. After quarantine and careful evaluation, horses are adopted into loving homes as sport horses and pets. In alignment with their mission to support and promote equine education by supporting organizations that are educating the public on the proper care of horses, TERF offers their financial assistance in 2021. MAHR plans to continue their thoroughbred-only clinic series at the farm with well-known… Read More »

Jan 14

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $4,000 TO HORSEMEN U

January 14, 2022 The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award $4,000 to Horsemen U to support Horsemen U’s continuing education platform for a full year. The online platform was launched to assist trainers, assistant trainers, and others in the equine industry with continuing education requirements. The California Thoroughbred Trainers (CTT), Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (MTHA), and New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) teamed up to start Horsemen U because education is the best investment for improving the equine industry. With better educated equine industry personnel comes better health and welfare for the horse. Those who complete… Read More »

Jan 07

TERF AWARDS $10,000 TO BELMONT CHILD CARE ASSOCIATION

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award the Belmont Child Care Association, Inc. (BCCA) $10,000 to be used for educational purposes. The mission of 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. BCCA received funds from TERF in 2019 and 2020, which were used for their early childhood education program. In alignment with their mission to promote equine education by supporting organizations that are educating the public on… Read More »

Dec 16

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

December 16, 2021 The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award $10,000 to the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation to be used for a work experience program, the returning of the Maryland Thoroughbred career program, and continued promotion of Marylandhorse.com. The Maryland Horse Foundation was chartered in 1988 by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association to serve various educational and charitable needs of the Maryland horse industry. The MHF has developed and supports a number of educational programs and is responsible for the maintenance and expansion of the Maryland Horse Library & Education Center. In addition to programs and projects, they… Read More »

Dec 09

TERF AWARDS $14,000 TO THE FOUNDATION FOR THE HORSE

December 9, 2021 The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award $14,000 to the Foundation for the Horse, the charitable arm of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), to be used for research entitled: “direct and indirect effects of platelet rich plasma on neutrophil stimulation.”  The Foundation for the Horse’s mission is to improve the health and welfare of the horse, to further the professional development of its members, and to provide resources and leadership for the benefit of the equine industry. These principles have guided the AAEP for more than six decades in the activities and services it provides. In… Read More »

Dec 07

HISTORY IN THE MAKING: 22ND ANNUAL LITTLE LINCOLN GETTYSBURG ADDRESS CONTEST

(WEST CHESTER, PA – December 7, 2021): The Chester County Community Foundation was proud to host the 22nd Annual Gettysburg Address Contest on December 4. Seven “Little Lincolns” dressed up as President Abraham Lincoln and recited the Gettysburg Address from the steps of the Historic Chester County Courthouse as a crowd of family members, friends, teachers, and community members cheered the middle schoolers on. The event was organized by Joe Martino on behalf of the West Chester Historical & Architectural Review Board (HARB). He and event founder, Bob Gross, applaud the participants for their hard work, “each student did a… Read More »

Nov 18

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $2,500 TO AMPLIFY HORSE RACING

November 18, 2021 The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award $2,500 to Amplify Horse Racing to be used for educational, mentorship, and career opportunities. Amplify Horse Racing’s mission is to amplify careers and education in the Thoroughbred industry. They do this by supporting and enhancing existing educational and engagement initiatives, while creating and developing new opportunities that lead them into the future. Amplify wants to open doors for anyone to be involved, welcoming all backgrounds, organizations, initiatives, riding disciplines, and age groups. Their goal is to generate positivity, share knowledge and experience, and collaborate.  Rahel Ayalew (left), a… Read More »

Nov 04

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $16,000 TO WILSON COLLEGE

November 4, 2021 The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award Wilson College $16,000 to be used for scholarships of $4,000 to four students with equine and animal related majors. The recipients are Kaylee Bill ’22 of Seven Valleys, PA, a veterinary nursing major with a concentration in EQUI-ASSIST®; Drew Stevens ’22 of Harleysville, PA, an equestrian studies major; Natalie Cowdrick ’22 of Hagerstown, MD, an equestrian studies major; and Rebekka Visniesky ’22 of Ridgway, PA, a veterinary nursing major with a concentration in EQUI-ASSIST®. Pictured Above: Natalie Cowdrick, Kaylee Bill, Rebecca Visniesky and Drew Stevens Wilson College’s mission is… Read More »

Oct 21

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $12,000 TO CORNELL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

October 21, 2021 The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award $12,000 to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine to be used for educational purposes. Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s mission is to advance veterinary medicine at the interface of discovery and application. They promote research at the molecular, cellular, organismal, and population levels to better inform the practice of medicine, public health, and policy. Cornell is dedicated to excellence in research, educational programs, and professional service, and seeks to advance understanding of both animal and human health, foster open collaboration across disciplines and institutional boundaries, and integrate… Read More »

Sep 23

Stanley’s Dream Foundation Announces $5,000 Donation to CHOP for Childhood Brain Cancer Research

Donna EdwardsStanley Edwards (West Chester, PA, September 23, 2021) — In September, Donna and Stanley Edwards presented a $5,000 grant to Dr. Belasco at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (C.H.O.P.) via Webex. This is the fifteenth gift Stanley’s Dream Foundation has issued to C.H.O.P. representing over $110,000 in grant awards in an ongoing effort to fund research to find a cure for brain cancer. Stanley’s Dream Foundation was formed to honor the memory of Donna and Stanley’s son, Stanley Austin Edwards, who passed away from brain cancer in 2002. In 2017 a room in C.H.O.P.’s Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric… Read More »

Aug 11

Community Foundation to Inspire, Celebrate, Grow Legacy Philanthropy at the 27th Annual Meeting

(West Chester, PA – August 10, 2021): The Board of Directors of the Chester County Community Foundation are pleased to announce the 27th Annual Meeting, taking place in a hybrid format on October 25th. Guests can reserve a spot in person at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center in West Chester or stream the meeting on YouTube. The meeting will overview some of the Community Foundation’s initiatives to inspire, celebrate and grow legacy philanthropy. The Growing Philanthropy portion of the Annual Meeting will outline the Foundation’s Food for Thought series, grant panels, and Door Opener Award. Food for Thought evolved during… Read More »

Aug 02

CCCF GRANT PANEL AWARDS $59,000 THROUGH THE WENTWORTH ASSOCIATION FUND FOR SENIOR HOUSING

(WEST CHESTER, PA – August 2, 2021): The Chester County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the awarding of $59,000 in grants through the Wentworth Association Fund for Senior Housing, organized under the auspices of the Foundation. After carefully reviewing competitive grant applications, volunteer members of a community-based grant panel awarded $59,000 to 10 nonprofits in the Chester County region. The Wentworth Association Fund for Senior Housing was organized under the auspices of he Chester County Community Foundation after the dissolution of the Wentworth Association nonprofit organization and the sale of the former Wentworth Senior Home in West Chester, PA…. Read More »

02

Commissioner Josh Maxwell to Run the NYC Marathon in Support of Mental Health Services

Photo caption: Chester County Commissioner Josh Maxwell (West Chester, PA – August 2, 2021): The Chester County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Commissioner Josh Maxwell will be running the New York City Marathon on November 7, 2021 in support of youth mental health and suicide prevention services in Chester County. Commissioner Maxwell is passionate about destigmatizing mental health, particularly amongst teenagers. A lifelong resident of Chester County, Commissioner Maxwell served as Downingtown’s mayor for 10 years before beginning his term as Commissioner in January 2020.  As Commissioner, he has supported affordable housing projects, environmental protection policies, small business… Read More »

Jul 15

MACELREE HARVEY, LTD. TECHNOLOGY FUND FOR ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN TO AWARD $6,300 IN GRANTS

Funds will benefit Chester County Organizations Supporting Children of Traditionally Marginalized Communities (WEST CHESTER, PA – July 15, 2021): The MacElree Harvey, Ltd. Technology Fund for Economically Disadvantaged Children was created in 2020. The mission is to provide funds for educational computer hardware or software and other tools to children of economically marginalized communities who are underrepresented and have been denied the full complement of the educational equipment needed to successfully compete in the 21st Century. The fund is a fund of the Chester County Community Foundation.  This summer, the fund is pleased to announce its first grant awards: $2,100… Read More »

15

CHESTER COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION PROUD TO ANNOUNCE NEW EDUCATION & SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce Created  Fund to provide Scholarships to local high school students (WEST CHESTER, PA – July 13, 2021): The Chester County Community Foundation (CCCCF) is pleased to announce the creation of a new fund created by the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce (SCCCC). The fund agreement was signed by members of the Chamber leadership and Chester County Community Foundation staff at the clubhouse at Hartefeld National, a premier golf club located in Avondale.  The SCCCC Education & Scholarship Fund will offer education and scholarship funds to graduating high school seniors in the Chamber’s service area:… Read More »

Feb 19

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS ANNOUNCES GRANTS AVAILABLE

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of their 2021 grant awards cycle. 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 missions and programs of the organizations selected to receive this year’s grant awards will reflect TERF’s strategic focus and vision to support and promote equine education and research. Awards will be considered for qualified federally tax exempt 501-c-3 organizations. Information regarding the grant award… Read More »

Feb 03

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $2000 TO MIDATLANTIC HORSE RESCUE

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award $2000 to the MidAtlantic Horse Rescue (MAHR) for educational purposes. MAHR’s mission is to rescue thoroughbreds from feed lots and kill pens and transition horses directly off the track. After quarantine and careful evaluation, horses are adopted into loving homes as sport horses and pets. In alignment with their mission to support and promote equine education by supporting organizations that are educating the public on the proper care of horses, TERF offers their financial assistance in 2020. MAHR plans to continue their thoroughbred-only clinic series at the farm with… Read More »

Jan 20

BRINGING “FOOD FOR THOUGHT” TO THE CHESTER COUNTY COMMUNITY Community Conversations on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

(West Chester, PA – January 20, 2021): The Chester County Community Foundation is pleased to announce a social justice program open to community members to engage in meaningful conversations. The series, Food for Thought: Community Conversations will be held for free on Zoom, beginning January 26th at noon. Subsequent programs will be held the third Tuesday of each month through July. Food for Thought began as a series to help nonprofit board and senior staff members explore topics to help nonprofits grow and thrive. The program has developed into an inclusive gathering to enlighten and engage on community issues. The… Read More »

Jan 15

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $20,000 TO UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

This image is an example of New Bolton Center’s standing robotic imaging computed tomography (CT) system in action. This system is one of the powerful diagnostic imaging tools being used in the bisphosphonate study, in addition to New Bolton Center’s new standing positron emission tomography (PET) system. New Bolton Center was the first veterinary teaching hospital in the world to deploy the standing robotic CT imaging system and is just the second veterinary hospital in the world to implement the use of an equine PET scanner. The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award $ 20,000 to… Read More »

Jan 06

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $20,000 TO THE FOUNDATION FOR THE HORSE

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award $ 20,000 to the Foundation for the Horse, the charitable arm of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, to fund graduate student research. In alignment with their mission to support and promote equine research, TERF annually provides grant funding to organizations that are engaged in the research of issues which impact equine health. Funding will be used to support research regarding Osteoarthritis (OA), which remains a debilitating and incurable condition for horses and humans alike. OA not only has a substantial financial impact, but also affects the welfare of… Read More »

Dec 18

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $10,000 TO THOROUGHBRED RETIREMENT FOUNDATION

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) $10,000 to be used for educational purposes. The TRF’s mission is to rescue ex-racehorses, no longer able to compete at the racetrack, from neglect, abuse, and slaughter. Further, TRF collaborates with correctional facilities in eight states to provide vocational training to inmates who, in turn, care for horses that are not suitable for second athletic careers. In alignment with their mission to support and promote equine education by supporting organizations that are educating the public on the proper care of horses, TERF offers their… Read More »

Dec 11

$3.5 MILLION IN COVID-19 RELIEF AWARDED

$3.5 Million in COVID-19 RELIEF AWARDED TO HELP CHESTER COUNTY NONPROFITS RECOVER WITH RESILIENCY AND INNOVATION (West Chester, PA – December 10, 2020): Chester County’s Commissioners have stepped up to help local nonprofits recover from the impact of COVID-19. Through the Restore Chester County Nonprofit Innovation & Resiliency Fund, the Commissioners obtained $3.5 million in federal CARES Act funding.  The Nonprofit Innovation & Resiliency Fund was administered by the Chester County Community Foundation with input from regional funders, United Ways, and Chester County government departments. In November & December, the Community Foundation awarded 134 grants ranging from $2,500 to $100,000… Read More »

Dec 04

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $16,000 TO WILSON COLLEGE

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award Wilson College $16,000 to be used for educational purposes. Wilson College’s mission is to empower students through an engaged, collaborative, liberal arts education which combines the skills and focused study needed for success in work and life. Through a close, supportive community that develops the mind and character of all students, Wilson College prepares students to meet the challenges of a global society. Since 2015, 18 students have been awarded TERF scholarships to continue their education. In alignment with their mission to support and promote equine education by supporting… Read More »

Nov 20

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $12,000 TO CORNELL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s mission is to advance veterinary medicine at the interface of discovery and application. They promote research at the molecular, cellular, organismal, and population levels to better inform the practice of medicine, public health, and policy. Cornell is dedicated to excellence in research, educational programs and professional service and seeks to advance understanding of both animal and human health, foster open collaboration across disciplines and institutional boundaries, and integrate discovery with application. In the past, TERF generously awarded grants for need-based scholarships for students interested in pursuing equine medicine. In alignment with their mission to… Read More »

Nov 06

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $10,000 TO BELMONT CHILDCARE ASSOCIATION, INC.

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award the Belmont Childcare Association, Inc. (BCCA) $10,000 to be used for educational purposes. 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. BCCA received funds from TERF in 2019 which were used to fund their early childhood education program. In alignment with their mission to support and promote equine education by supporting organizations that are educating the public… Read More »

Oct 26

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $14,000 TO UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

(West Chester, PA – October 23, 2020) : The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award $ 14,000 to the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine to be used to support the Opportunity Scholarship Fund for student scholarships. Photo Caption: This image is an example of New Bolton Center’s standing robotic imaging computed tomography (CT) system in action. New Bolton Center was the first veterinary teaching hospital in the world to deploy the standing robotic CT imaging system and is just the second veterinary hospital in the world to implement the use of an equine PET… Read More »

Oct 14

Robert E. Rigg, CIC, CPCU, CLU Named Emeritus Board Member of Community Foundation

Photo caption: Robert E. Rigg, CIC, CPCU, CLU (West Chester, PA – October 14, 2020) – Local community leader Robert E. Rigg, CIC, CPCU, CLU has been named an Emeritus Board Member of the Chester County Community Foundation. The title “Director Emeritus” honors those retiring directors who have made outstanding contributions to the growth and success of the Community Foundation. Partner of Rigg-Darlington Group, Bob is an active community volunteer and philanthropic leader.  Since 2008, Bob has been a friend and passionate supporter of the Community Foundation. He has served as Board Chair, Chair of the Investment Committee, a member… Read More »

Oct 13

Community Foundation Announces Anthony Morris, Esq. as 2020 Door Opener Award Winner

Photo caption: Anthony Morris, Esq. (West Chester, PA – October 13, 2020): Each year the Chester County Community Foundation grants the Door Opener Award to a professional advisor who brings legacy philanthropy to the attention of their clients and colleagues. The Community Foundation is pleased to spotlight Anthony Morris, Esq. as this year’s Door Opener. He will be recognized at the virtual 26th Annual Meeting on October 26th for his distinguished efforts in opening doors to legacy philanthropy. CEO Karen Simmons explains, “Part of the reason that Tony Morris was chosen to serve as our Board Chair for the past… Read More »

Oct 09

County Commissioners Approve $3.5 Million in COVID-19 Grants for Resilient, Innovative Chester County Nonprofits

Commissioners and Chester County Community Foundation in front of historic Lincoln Building, West Chester, PA. Left to right: Karen Simmons, President & CEO, CCCF; Beth Harper Briglia, CAP, CPA, Exec V. P. of Philanthropy Services; Commissioner Josh Maxwell; Michael DeHaven, CPA, Chair of the Board; Commissioner Marian Moskowitz; Commissioner Michelle Kichline. (West Chester, PA – October 9, 2020): Recognizing the importance of the nonprofit sector to the high quality of life throughout the region, the Chester County Commissioners approved the allocation of $3.5 million to help Chester County nonprofits recover from the impact of COVID-19. The Restore Chester County: Nonprofit… Read More »

Oct 07

Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation Awards $4,000 to the Retired Racehorse Project

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) $4,000 to be used for educational purposes. The RRP’s mission is to facilitate placement of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses in second careers by increasing demand for them in the equestrian marketplace and educating equestrians to provide the training that secures their future. The driving force behind everything the RRP does is educating the public, especially equestrians and equine enthusiasts, about the potential and versatility of off-track Thoroughbreds as riding and competition horses. The RRP does this through their popular Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, as well… Read More »

07

Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation Awards $108,000 in Grants

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award $108,000 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…. Read More »

Jul 28

NONPROFIT PEERS, LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER

(West Chester, PA – July 28, 2020): The Chester County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2020 – 2021 Peer Learning Circles.  The Circles are designed for individuals in the Nonprofit Executive Director, Nonprofit Development Manager, and Planned Giving Professional Fields. A skilled facilitator with extensive knowledge of the nonprofit sector will manage the process and discussion for each Peer Learning Circle. Groups are confidential, supportive and focused on learning and action. Executive Directors and Development Managers will meet for 8 prescheduled 1.5 hour sessions between October 2020 & June 2020 and Connie Carter, CFRE of Sylvia/Carter and… Read More »

Jun 30

CHESTER COUNTY FUNDERS UNITE TO PROVIDE COVID-19 RAPID RESPONSE FUNDING

Funders Work Together to Fund the Neediest Nonprofits and Strengthen Local Communities (WEST CHESTER, PA – June 30, 2020) – Funders in Chester County have joined forces to provide much needed coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid response funds to organizations serving the community. To date, Chester County based funders have awarded over $1.5 million in immediate grants to Chester County based nonprofit organizations.  Responding to the increased demand for funding from essential nonprofits, local foundations raised funding from their charitable partners and designated internal funds to fill these critical needs. Grant funding has been directed to nonprofits who have responded to Chester… Read More »

Jun 25

Ruch Family Foundation Awards Richard R. Ruch Scholarship to Deserving College Student

West Chester, PA – June 25, 2020: Chester County Community Foundation (CCCF) is pleased to hold in trust the inaugural Richard R. Ruch scholarship awarded by the Ruch Family Foundation. In memory of Randy Ruch’s late son, Richard, a $5000 scholarship per year for up to 4 years will now be awarded to deserving children of and/or employees of Schuylkill Valley Sports (SVS). The Richard R. Ruch inaugural scholarship recipient is Bethany Stern, an incoming junior at Penn State Berks, majoring in business management and marketing with an emphasis on finance. Not only is Bethany’s father the district manager of… Read More »

Apr 07

BARRA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES $520,000 IN IMMEDIATE FUNDING

Food Connect to receive $50,000 in additional grant funds to help feed those in urgent need PHILADELPHIA, April 2, 2020 — The Barra Foundation (Barra) is immediately dedicating $520,000 in grants to respond to the short-term needs of the region’s nonprofit organizations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants enable Wayne-based Barra to reach nonprofits throughout the five-county region.  The foundation is also considering ways to address the recovery issues and longer-term needs that will arise as organizations continue to deal with the public health and economic crises. As one of its immediate-responses, Barra has made one-time grant payments of $2,500… Read More »

Mar 17

Chester County Community Foundation: Event Cancellation and Rapid Recovery Fund Announcement

Protecting the community amid growing concerns over COVID-19 (West Chester, PA – March 17, 2020) – During these unprecedented times, the Chester County Community Foundation is extremely thankful for the charitable generosity and continued trust of the community. Increased social distancing, shutdowns, quarantines, health concerns and economic concerns impact us all. To help, the Community Foundation would like to announce the cancellation of a cherished event, and the creation of a recovery fund to help organizations that work with the most vulnerable people in Chester County. In accordance with official social distancing recommendations from the Chester County Health Department, Sweet… Read More »

Jan 31

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $14,285 TO NEW BOLTON CENTER

January 31, 2020 – The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award New Bolton Center $14,285 for the University of Pennsylvania Opportunity Scholarship. Established in 1998 by Dr. Charles W. Raker, V’42, the University of Pennsylvania Opportunity Scholarship provides veterinary students with financial assistance and mentorships. Over 270 scholarships have been awarded since its inception. In alignment with their mission 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 continues to assist the New Bolton Center in… Read More »

Jan 28

Culture Builds Community in Chester County

(WEST CHESTER, PA – January 28, 2020) – The Chester County Community foundation is proud to introduce the Cultural Alliance of Chester County (CACC). CACC will work to increase awareness and promote the creative sector as an integral part of economic and social development in the local area. According to Stephenie Stevens, Community Engagement Officer at the Chester County Community Foundation, “the alliance is here to elevate the profile of Chester County’s arts and culture sector by strengthening the connections local organizations have to each other. We will work with the industry and the larger community to build engagement, audiences,… Read More »

Jan 20

THOROUGHBRED EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $5,000 TO AMPLIFY HOURSE RACING

January 20, 2023 The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award $5,000 to Amplify Horse Racing to be used for educational, mentorship, and career opportunities. Amplify Horse Racing’s mission is to amplify careers and education in the thoroughbred industry. They do this by supporting and enhancing existing educational and engagement initiatives, while creating and developing new opportunities that lead them into the future. Amplify wants to open doors for anyone to be involved, welcoming all backgrounds, organizations, initiatives, riding disciplines, and age groups. Their goal is to generate positivity, share knowledge and experience, and collaborate. Annise Montplaisir,… Read More »

Jan 13

MLK Day of Service Events 2023

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, or MLK Day, is a day to commemorate the life and work of Dr. King. Dr. King promoted nonviolent means to bring an end to racial segregation and injustice in the United States during the civil rights movement in 1955. Honoring him and all did, every third Monday in January communities are encouraged to reflect on principles of racial inequality, justice and social change. On this day Americans are encouraged to volunteer to improve their communities. Below is a list of events in Chester County for those who wish to volunteer their time on Monday,… Read More »