October 7,2021

The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award $100,500 in grants to twelve 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.

In 2021 to fund scholarships and education $10,000 was awarded to the Belmont Child Care Association, Inc., $2,500 to Amplifying Horse Racing, $12,000 to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, $4,000 to the MidAtlantic Horse Rescue, $5,000 to the Retired Race Horse Project, $5,000 to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, $4,000 to the University of Minnesota Foundation, $10,000 to the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation, $14,000 to the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine, $16,000 to Wilson College and $4,000 was awarded to HorseMen U.  To enhance equine research efforts $14,000 was awarded to the Foundation for the Horse, the charitable arm of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) to fund a graduate student/resident research grant.

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 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. 

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  

For further information, contact: 

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

Beth Krallis, Marketing & Communications Officer
Chester County Community Foundation
(484) 887-0467