February 10, 2023

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 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 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 2022. This year’s scholarship recipients are Brooke Schiltz and Kaitlin Dullea. Brooke hopes to go into racetrack practice in Florida and Kaitlin expects to begin practicing equine medicine after graduation, with the goal of pursuing a surgical residency.

Sheila Reakes, Director of Annual Giving at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine states, “The Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine is very grateful for the support TERF is providing to its students, especially those planning to pursue equine medicine. The College is embarking on a concerted effort to help students lower their debt-to-salary ratio, and generous scholarships like these can make a big difference in the lives of new graduates.”

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 Moelis, Wendy Moon, Anita Motion, Toni Orsini, Scott Palmer VMD, Josh Pons, Lucy Zungailia, Katelyn Jackson, and Lynn Cassimeris, Ph.D.

To make learn more about the Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation and/or make a tax-deductible donation to support TERF’s mission and programs, please visit

Photo caption (L): Kaitlin Dullea
Photo caption (R): Brooke Schiltz

For further information, contact:
Jamison Ludgate, Marketing & Outreach Officer
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 $100 million in trust and annually awards $6+ million in grants and scholarships. To learn more about the Community Foundation, visit