In 1990, a small group of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred owners banded together to promote the well being of retired racehorses. A small dinner auction, featuring art and racing memorabilia, was held in Middletown, Delaware. $15,000 was raised and donated to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.The event grew annually and in 1997 Thoroughbred Charities of America was created.As a result of the annual Stallion Season Auction, TCA has granted funds to over 200 Thoroughbred industry related non-profit organizations. The Stallion Season Auction is TCA's largest fundraiser and is made possible by the generosity of stallion owners, sponsors and other donors.
Over the past 25 years, TCA has distributed over $21
million in grants to more than 200 Thoroughbred-related non-profit
organizations throughout the country. We aim to raise more funding to be
distributed to TCA approved charities working to uphold our mission.
Erin Crady is the
executive director of Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA), a non-profit
organization that provides grants to charities that work to provide a better
life for Thoroughbreds and the people who work with them. Since 1990, TCA has distributed over $20
million in grants to more than 200 charities in the areas of Thoroughbred
rescue, retirement, retraining and adoption; backstretch and farm worker
employee programs; equine research; and therapeutic riding.
Crady entered the Thoroughbred industry in 2006 as the
Director of Marketing and Communications for the Thoroughbred Owners and
Breeders Association (TOBA). In 2008, TCA became the charitable arm of TOBA, and
in 2009, Crady began effectively splitting her time between the two
organizations. In January 2014, Crady resigned her TOBA duties and moved into a
full-time role with TCA. She is
responsible for fundraising and the facilitation of grant-making activities
within the organization.
Prior to her work with TOBA and TCA Crady worked as an
account executive and media buyer for Group 5 Advertising in Gainesville,
Florida. She also previously worked as an account executive for an online
gaming company in New York,
New York. She is a graduate of St. Lawrence University
and also has a Master of Arts in Media Communications.
Crady also serves on the Board of Directors of the
Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.
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