Westminster Kennel Foundation
The Westminster Kennel Foundation, established in 1971, has distributed funds to benefit a variety of charitable, scientific, literary, and educational programs. Since 1990, the Foundation has awarded scholarships across 145 students with presentation ceremonies held annually at Madison Square Garden during The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
The Trustees voted to dissolve the Foundation, effective after the 2017 dog show, and distribute its assets equally to the following veterinary colleges: Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine; Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine; Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University; Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine; and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. These endowments will continue the legacy of the Foundation for generations to come.