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.

In 2020 to fund scholarships and education $10,000 was awarded to the Belmont Child Care Association, Inc., $12,000 to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, $2,000 to the MidAtlantic Horse Rescue, $ 4000 to the Retired Race Horse Project, $10,000 to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, $14,000 to the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine, and $16,000 to Wilson College.   To enhance equine research efforts $20,000 was awarded to the Foundation for the Horse, the charitable arm of the American Association of Equine Practitioners to fund a graduate student/resident research grant; and, $20,000 was awarded to University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine for an Equine Bisphosphonate Study.

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 and Lucy Zungailia.

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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 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


The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation is a fund of the Chester County Community Foundation.  A copy of the Chester County Community Foundation’s official registration and financial information may be obtained by calling the PA Dept. of State at 1-800-732-0999 (toll free in PA).  Registration does not imply endorsement.  EIN 23-2773822. For more information about TERF please visit For additional information, please contact Beth Harper Briglia, Vice President, Philanthropy Services, Chester County Community Foundation,     (610) 696-8211