The Jockey Club Foundation, a charitable trust that assists individuals in the Thoroughbred community, announced it has has been renamed The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation, effective immediately.
“The new name more clearly reflects the role we play in assisting individuals in difficult circumstances,” said D.G. Van Clief Jr., managing trustee of the foundation. “The change should also help eliminate confusion with The Jockey Club’s other charitable foundation, Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, which funds equine research.”
Established in 1943, the foundation is maintained under the auspices of The Jockey Club and is guided by a three-member board of trustees, all of whom are members of The Jockey Club.
Helen Alexander and C. Steven Duncker are the other two trustees of the foundation, and Nancy C. Kelly serves as the executive director.
According to The Jockey Club, since 1985 the foundation has helped more than 1,000 individuals and their families with more than $13 million in assistance.
The foundation’s annual fund-raising event, the Fashionable Fillies Luncheon, will be held July 31 at the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.