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 the proper care of horses, TERF continued to offer their financial assistance in 2021. BCCA will use the funding for their early childhood education program which incorporates a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) based curriculum to prepare students for elementary school while having fun and developing physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively.

TERF’s grants reflect the values set forth by founders Herb and Ellen Moelis. 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 VMD, Josh Pons, Lucy Zungailia, Katelyn Jackson, and Lynn Cassimeris, Ph.D.

To learn more about TERF, please visit www.terfusa.org. To make a tax-deductible donation to TERF, please visit 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.

For further information, contact:

Beth Harper Briglia, CPA & CAP
Vice President, Philanthropy Services
Chester County Community Foundation
(610) 696 – 8045

Jamison Ludgate
Marketing & Communications Associate
Chester County Community Foundation
(484) 880 – 4527

About the Chester County Community Foundation

Headquartered in West Chester’s Lincoln Building, the Chester County Community Foundation connects people who care with causes that matter so their legacy philanthropy makes a difference now and forever. The Community Foundation holds nearly $90 million in trust and annually awards $4.5 million in grants and scholarships. To learn more about the Community Foundation, visit www.chescocf.org.