| The original trustees were George D. Widener, Theodore J.
Knapp and John A. Morris. The trustees today are C. Steven Duncker,
Helen C. Alexander
and D.G. Van Clief Jr.
The daily activities of the Foundation are managed by an executive
director and small support staff. All communication with -- and
assistance to -- needy individuals is conducted in a confidential
Since 1985 the Foundation has helped well over 1,000 individuals
and their families with more than $15 million in assistance.
Recipients represent virtually every facet of the Thoroughbred
industry, from jockeys, trainers, exercise riders and grooms
to office personnel and other employees of racetracks, racing
organizations and breeding farms.
Much as the industry benefits from the benevolence of
the Foundation, so too does the Foundation benefit from the
generosity of individuals and organizations within the industry.
The Foundation welcomes and encourages individual and corporate
contributions and bequests and also hosts an occasional special
event such as an industry gala.
These special events not only serve to raise money for continued
benevolence but also to widen the knowledge and appreciation of
the philosophy, practices and goals of the Foundation.