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Zoetis donated $250,000 in the first half of 2023 to Folds of Honor. This is the second year of partnership with the nonprofit, bringing Zoetis' overall total contribution to $830,000 which has funded 166 scholarships to deserving recipients.
Folds of Honor was founded in 2007 by Lt. Col. Dan Rooney and is based in Owasso, Oklahoma. Folds of Honor provides academic scholarships to the families of men and women who have fallen or been disabled while serving in the U.S. armed forces.
Zoetis' donation to the scholarship program is based upon sales of select Zoetis products. "With the continues support of our beef and dairy producers, Zoetis helps fund scholarship programs for the families of heroes who help protect our rights and freedoms as Americans," said Jared Shriver, U.S. Livestock Senior Vice President at Zoetis.
Long-time Zoetis customer and rancher, Tyler Petrak of Martin, South Dakota, feels it’s his duty as an American patriot to support programs like Folds of Honor.
“Having the largest animal health company join this program speaks volumes,” Petrak said. “Anyone can sell pharmaceuticals, but the help Zoetis is able to provide to those families in need is extremely meaningful.”
- Since 2022, Zoetis has contributed $830,000
- Those donations have funded 166 scholarships
- Through the first half of 2023, Zoetis has donated $250,000
- 50 scholarships have been awarded in 2023
Zoetis is committed to supporting the legacy of military service members in agriculture and communities across the United States. Zoetis will donate a portion of sales of select cattle products through Dec. 31, 2023, 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 www.foldsofhonor.org. If you would like to learn more about how Zoetis works with Folds of Honor, contact your local Zoetis representative or visit www.zoetisus.com/misc/folds-of-honor-faq.aspx.
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 zoetis.com.
About Folds of Honor
Folds of Honor is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization who 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 foldsofhonor.org.