Become a Supporter
We invite you to learn
about us, and to understand the
our programs offer to our special riders. There are
so many ways one can be a CTRC supporter. Further,
by giving your support you will receive the deep
satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to make
a profound difference in the lives of children and
adults with special needs!
If you have questions or would like more information about any of the giving opportunities, please
email , our Executive Director, or call her directly at
CTRC is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization so
nearly every gift can be tax deductible.
The Paint the Pony Annual Campaign
Our Paint the Pony Annual Campaign helps to support all of CTRC programs, services, horses and riders. These are unrestricted monies used to meet the daily
program operating expenses at CTRC. Stock donations are also accepted and appreciated.
>>Learn more at PtP
CTRC holds several special events each year with the proceeds benefiting our programs. You can help sponsor, or take part in, these fun events and help support CTRC programs and services.
>> See what’s happening at CTRC
Corporate sponsors play a significant role in the success of our special events, from benefit dinners to horse shows. CTRC works with Corporate Sponsors to customize their involvement in order to best meet the corporations’ specific philanthropic, marketing and employee interest and involvement needs.
Trailers, tractors, trucks, equipment, barns, sheds, fencing, footing, as well as ongoing maintenance and repairs, are realities for a 39-acre horse facility like CTRC. Ensuring that the facility is maintained appropriately is critical to our ability to provide a safe and welcoming environment for our participants and we have ongoing needs for financial and in-kind support in this area.
Memorial and Honorary Gifts
Donations can be made in memory of a friend or loved one – two and four legged. Gifts can also be made in honor of a special person or event in your life. If the donor wishes, CTRC will notify the designated person, or family, in whose name the gift is being given.
Some people prefer to make a pledge because it enables them to spread a gift commitment over a defined period of time. If you are interested in making a Pledge, we can work with you to determine a pledge amount, pledge period and whether or not you want to restrict your pledge for a specific use or apply your pledge unrestricted, where the need is greatest.
CTRC’s therapeutic horses serve as unique vehicles for inspiring positive changes in the lives of our participants. CTRC maintains a herd of 24 horses – and every one has been donated to us! Clearly, without people in the community donating horses, CTRC would be unable to operate. If you donate your horse to CTRC you can be assured that your horse will receive exceptional care, unlimited love, and constant attention and appreciation.
>> What we are looking for in a therapy horse
Many corporations, over 500 in the United States, have matching gift programs where they will match the charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees, even spouses. Check with your company or organization to see if they have a matching gift program. If they do you may be able to double your gift to CTRC. (Because policies vary check with your company’s or organization’s human resource contact about enrollment forms and match gift guidelines.)
Gifts of stock and appreciated securities are certainly welcomed and appreciated. If you are interested in making such a gift please contact us for our stock transaction information.
Making a planned gift is an excellent way to help ensure the long-term future of CTRC. You can make a difference that will last beyond your lifetime by naming CTRC as a beneficiary in your will, on an insurance policy, or in a retirement account.
There are many ways in which supporters can create a legacy at CTRC.