Earth Day 2018 – Greg Fund 2-Year Anniversary

(Photo: Greg with our rescued street dogs Fox and Dana at Great Falls National Park, McLean, VA, c 2004)   I am proud to mark the two-year anniversary this weekend of the Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund, which I established through ImpactAssets on Earth Day, April 22, 2016.   Losing Greg suddenly in autumn 2015, in the prime of his life,… Read More

Q1 2018 highlights: Saving a monkey named Gregory – and more

I am proud to share this update about the latest work of the Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund, which promotes animal rescue, vegan, and wildlife conservation causes that Greg and I supported together during his life. During January-March 2018, the Greg Fund made grants to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Community Animal Project and Cruelty in Horse Racing Campaign, the White Coat Waste Project (WCW),… 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

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

Greg Fund – Q3 2017 Highlights & Anniversary Request

I established the Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund in early 2016, to continue promoting animal rescue, veganism, and wildlife conservation – three causes that were a particular passion for Greg and me. This October 16 will be the second anniversary of Greg’s death, followed by our 25th wedding anniversary on October 24.  As these anniversaries approach, I would be very… Read More

Environmental and Wildlife Groups Go Vegan!

One of the two largest initiatives of the Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund is a partnership with Food for Thought – a North America-wide program of Animal Place, the California organization that inspired Greg and me to become vegetarian in the year 2000, and then vegan some years later. Food for Thought provides resources to help organizations adopt vegan or… Read More

Greg Fund Q2 2017 Highlights

  I am proud to share Q2 2017 highlights for the Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund, which I established in April 2016 to continue supporting the causes I once shared with Greg.   People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) On June 22 in Norfolk, VA, I had the honor of co-presenting, with Ingrid Newkirk, PETA’s second annual Gregory… Read More

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