Support the Jean Work Scholarship Fund

Help families in financial need benefit from GAIT's equine-assisted activities and therapies

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Help families in financial need benefit from GAIT's equine-assisted activities and therapies

Jean Work Scholarship Fund

GAIT TRC serves children and adults with special needs in the tri-state area, providing equine-assisted activities and therapies at a fraction of their actual cost. Seventy percent (70%) of GAIT’s annual operating income comes from grants and other donations.

Despite GAIT’s efforts to keep costs as low as possible, some participants still require financial support. The Jean Work Scholarship Fund was established specifically to help those families who could not otherwise participate in GAIT's beneficial equine programs.

Jean Work was a dedicated volunteer, board member, and PATH Intl. Certified Instructor at GAIT. Jeannie believed strongly in the benefits of therapeutic equine activities and often supported riders with financial difficulties with her own money, rather than see them turned away. After her passing, Allan and Wendy Kaplan established the Jean Work Scholarship Fund to continue her legacy. Private donations, employee matching gifts, and fundraising help to replenish scholarship funds each year, ensuring that GAIT’s equine-assisted activities and therapies continue to be accessible to all.