Wellington, Fla. – Jan. 23, 2017 – The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation is pleased to recognize the generous support of their Gold Medal Club (GMC) members. The GMC is the lifeblood of the USET Foundation, accounting for nearly 80 percent of individual contributions each year and is comprised of members who contribute a minimum of $1,000 or more annually. On Friday, Jan. 20, the USET Foundation hosted the Gold Medal Club Reception, where GMC members who have made the USET Foundation a priority in their charitable giving for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years were recognized.
GMC members have been a vital and essential source of support to U.S. equestrian teams. For the last 10 years, the following GMC members have continued to generously support the USET Foundation: Kathleen A. Connelly, Winifred P. Gray, Jean I. Jacobsen, Lara Gay Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. Jack R. Meyer, Thom R. and Adele B. Mitchell, Jeanne L. Morency, Robert, Nancy and Sarah Segal, Kimberly Van Kampen, Louise A. Wrinkle, Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Ziegler.
Receiving the 15 Year Award was Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Collins, Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Feldman, Marcia R. Phillips and Karen Ramsing-Bixler.
The 20 Year Award was presented next, and the recipients were Jean B. Baum, Cara A. Raether Carey, Marsha F. Dammerman, James H. Fairclough, Mr. and Mrs. Walter McPhail, Heloise B. Power, Wendy and Paul Raether, Janne Rumbough and Mr. and Mrs. John E. Runnells III.
For a remarkable 25 years, Sally Ike and the United States Dressage Federation have been members of the Gold Medal Club.
Receiving the USET Foundation’s 30 Year Award were Mr. and Mrs. Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. and Joyce H. Williams.
Lastly, the 35 Year Award, the most prestigious honor presented to a GMC member, was awarded to the United States Eventing Association.
The USET Foundation would not be able to achieve their mission to support the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America’s elite and developing international, high performance horses and athletes in partnership with US Equestrian without the generous support of each and every member of the Gold Medal Club.
For more information on the USET Foundation, visit www.uset.org.