May 18 2023 11:52 AM

Contribution supports education for spouses and children of first responders and military

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During its annual National Sales Meeting, Zoetis and Folds of Honor celebrated a successful first year with a $218,000 donation from Zoetis based upon fourth quarter 2022 sales of select Zoetis products. This brings the total donation from Zoetis to $705,000 for Folds of Honor based on sales of select Zoetis products in 2022.

Based in Owasso, Oklahoma, Folds of Honor provides academic scholarships to the spouses and children of men and women who have fallen or been disabled while serving in the U.S. armed forces or as first responders. Jared Shriver, senior vice president of U.S. Cattle and Pork at Zoetis, presented a check to Folds of Honor at the 2023 Zoetis National Cattle Sales Meeting.

“With our 2022 contribution, Zoetis helped support 141 scholarships for the spouses and children of the heroes that protect our communities and our freedoms,” said Jared Shriver, senior vice president of U.S. Cattle and Pork at Zoetis. “We are grateful for our beef and dairy customers who inspire us to help support the educational pursuits of these military and first responder family members.”

Shriver said that supporting scholarships for students that are pursuing agricultural and animal production studies, like Kaycee Moyer at Oklahoma State University and Yzabella Ahart at Texas Tech University, is important to the company. “These young women’s parents served their country with integrity and dedication,” said Shriver. “Supporting an organization that helps students like Kaycee and Yzabella accomplish their educational goals is a privilege.”

“We are grateful to Zoetis for an impactful first year that has truly made a difference in the lives of so many military and first responder families,” said Ben Leslie, Chief Impact Officer for Folds of Honor. “Zoetis understands the importance of an education and did something about it. We’re excited to begin our second year together.”

Zoetis is committed to supporting the legacy of leaders in agriculture and communities across the United States. Because of this, Zoetis will continue its Folds of Honor collaboration for a second year. Throughout 2023, Zoetis will donate a portion of sales of select cattle products to Folds of Honor. Qualifying products are Draxxin® (tulathromycin injection) Injectable Solution, Draxxin® KP (tulathromycin and ketoprofen injection) Injectable Solution, Excede® (ceftiofur crystalline free acid) Sterile Suspension and Excenel® RTU EZ (ceftiofur hydrochloride) Sterile Suspension.

For more information about Folds of Honor, visit If you would like to learn more about how Zoetis works with Folds of Honor, contact your local Zoetis representative or visit

About Zoetis

As the world's leading animal health company, Zoetis is driven by a singular purpose: to nurture our world and humankind by advancing care for animals. After innovating ways to predict, prevent, detect, and treat animal illness for more than 70 years, Zoetis continues to stand by those raising and caring for animals worldwide — from veterinarians and pet owners to livestock farmers and ranchers. The company's leading portfolio and pipeline of medicines, vaccines, diagnostics and technologies make a difference in over 100 countries. A Fortune 500 company, Zoetis generated revenue of $8.1 billion in 2022 with approximately 13,800 employees. For more, visit

About Folds of Honor

Folds of Honor is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of military members who have fallen or been disabled while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Beginning in 2022, it expanded its mission to include first responders. Our educational scholarships support private school tuition or tutoring in grades K-12, tuition for college, technical or trade school and post-graduate work, including a master’s degree, doctorate, or professional program. Funds for a second bachelor’s degree or trade/technical program certification are also available. Since its inception in 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded about 44,000 scholarships totaling about $200 million in all 50 states. Among the students served, 41 percent are minorities. It is rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and Platinum on GuideStar. It was founded by Lt Col Dan Rooney, the only-ever F-16 fighter pilot (with three combat tours in Iraq) and PGA Professional. He is currently stationed at Headquarters Air Force Recruiting Service Detachment 1, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. For more information or to donate in support of a Folds of Honor scholarship visit