Saving a monkey named Gregory

One of the proudest accomplishments of the Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund to date has been partnering with the White Coat Waste Project (WCW) to save a squirrel monkey named Gregory, one of 26 who survived a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) nicotine experiment conducted during 2014-17. WCW, a bipartisan group of fiscal conservatives and animal rights activists founded in 2013,… Read More

Henry 20th Birthday

Happy 20th birthday, Henry horse!

Happy 20th birthday, March 10, 2018, to my beloved Henry horse!   Formerly named Root Beer Float by humans in the racing world who failed to appreciate his majesty, Henry was so defensive when Greg and I first met him that we were advised to use a stock for his veterinary treatment.    PETA fieldworkers had found Henry in April 2014,… Read More


2017 Report

The Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund supports organizations and causes that Greg backed with money, time, and energy during his life.  I am honored to share this summary of what you helped achieve through the Fund – in memory of Greg, and for so many animals. In calendar year 2017, the Fund issued a total of $113,500 in grants to… Read More

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My holiday wish: Remember Greg, end animal suffering

Dear Friends –   This holiday season, I hope you’ll take the opportunity to remember my late husband, and also help end animal suffering, with a tax-deductible contribution of $10 or more to the Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund.   The Greg Fund supports organizations and programs that were dear to both Greg and me, and is also helping to… Read More


Giving Thanks

This Thanksgiving season, here are some of the things I’m grateful for: — Two farm animal sanctuaries that played prominent roles in my life with Greg: Animal Place in Grass Valley, California, which inspired us to become vegetarian and ultimately vegan after a visit in the year 2000; and Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary in Poolesville, Maryland, which we had long supported and last visited together just three weeks before Greg’s death.  I am dedicating both… Read More


Food for Thought – partnering for wildlife & our environment

Since its inception on Earth Day, April 22, 2016, the Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund has partnered with Animal Place to expand its North America-wide Food for Thought program to wildlife and environmental organizations. The Food for Thought program began with a focus on companion animal groups, asking the simple question: why serve some animals as food at organizational functions in order… Read More


Thanksgiving at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary

Meeting animal residents at farm sanctuaries was life-changing for Greg and me, providing the critical impetus for us to become vegetarian and ultimately vegan.   Two sanctuaries in particular played prominent roles in our lives – first Animal Place when we lived in Northern California, and then Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary after we moved to the greater Washington DC area.  Today,… Read More


Rescues #13-17: Our Virginia Animals (Part 2 of 2)

Following is a compilation of posts from the Greg Fund Facebook page, October 25-28, 2017.   #13 and 14 – Qingling (born March 2009) and Meiling (born June 2009). From 2009 through 2015, I volunteered with the SPCA of Northern Virginia (SPCA NoVa). When Greg and I lost our “California cats” to old age diseases in 2009 and 2010, we… Read More

VA Rescued Animals part 1

Rescues #8-12: Our Virginia Animals (part 1 of 2)

Following is a compilation of posts from the Greg Fund Facebook page, October 18-24, 2017.   #8 – Francesca (c.1990-January 2008). Greg and I found Francesca in the spring of 2002, shortly after we moved to the Washington DC area. She was sitting calmly on the front steps of a large house near the Bethesda, MD home of a friend… Read More


Miracle at Animal Place – Spared from the Atlas Fires

I spent October 1-5 at Animal Place in northern California, as part of a gathering of Food for Thought program team members from across North America.  Our group’s five-day agenda included strategy meetings as well as volunteering with the 300 pigs, cows, rabbits, sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys and other animals now resident at the primary Animal Place sanctuary in Grass Valley.  We also spent… Read More

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