October 4, 2023 – 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 over the last four years, 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 on the proper care of horses, TERF continues to offer their financial assistance in 2023.  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, Lynn Cassimeris, Ph.D, Margaret H. Duprey, Gretchen and Roy Jackson, Katelyn Jackson, Ellen Moelis, Cory Moelis, Wendy Moon, Anita Motion, Scott Palmer VMD, and Josh Pons.

To make learn more about the Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation please visit

To make a tax deductible donation to TERF, please visit 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 Krallis, Marketing, Analytics, & IT Director

Chester County Community Foundation (484) 887-0467

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