Archive for December 2016

Food for Thought – Year in Review

One of the two biggest initiatives of the Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund this year was working with Food for Thought – A Program of Animal Place to develop a new program arm focused on helping wildlife and environmental organizations to adopt animal-friendly event menu policies. The Food for Thought program Year in Review was just released, outlining everything Animal Place and…

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Thank you, MSN Sports and PETA!

This Christmas season, I received the most beautiful gift imaginable: a short video produced by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), featuring my rescued racehorse Charlie and me.  This video gift became even more special when MSN Sports produced their own news feature about it! In spring 2014, my late husband Greg made the courageous and…

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Sometimes life gets a little brighter

Greg and I rescued almost 20 animals during our life together. For most of this time, we stuck to cats and dogs – but in 2014, we took the leap of adopting Henry and Caroline, two abused horses rescued by PETA. This adoption left me with some of my proudest recollections of the courageous and…

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Protecting Wildlife and “Green Infrastructure”

Loudoun County, Virginia has long been a favorite weekend getaway destination for residents of Washington D.C. and nearby Northern Virginia suburbs – and for those from farther afield. The County’s natural landscapes and native wildlife are a key reason why.   This week, I made a grant from the Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund to…

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Sweet Wells are the Soonest Exhausted

One year ago, on Sunday, December 6, 2015, I bid my ceremonial farewell to Greg through a celebration of his life at the Salamander Resort near our Middleburg, Virginia home. The memorial ceremony brought together well over 100 friends and colleagues from across the country and from all phases of Greg’s and my life.  …

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