March 21 2024 04:50 PM

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

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    Pictured from L to R: Jared Shriver, senior vice president, U.S. Livestock, Equine & Platinum Performance, Zoetis; Ben Leslie, Folds of Honor chief development officer; Kassidy Treanor, scholarship recipient; Anne Bennett, scholarship recipient; Dan Rooney, founder of Folds of Honor

    Zoetis celebrated a contributory milestone in 2023 with its continuation of support to Folds of Honor. Rounding out the second half of 2023, Zoetis exceeded $1 million in donations in its two years of support for the organization. Proceeds from the sales of select Zoetis products continue to raise funds for Folds of Honor scholarships.

    Based in Owaso, 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, U.S. Livestock, Equine & Platinum Performance, Zoetis, presented a check to Folds of Honor at the beginning of 2024.

    "Including our 2023 contribution, Zoetis has helped support 241 scholarships for the spouses and children of the heroes who protect our communities and our freedoms," he said. "We are grateful to be part of a meaningful organization and look forward to continuing our support in 2024."

    Providing scholarships for students who are pursing agricultural and animal production studies is important to Zoetis and reiterates its commitment to supporting the future of agriculture and industry leaders. Through Folds of Honor, Zoetis is able to reach a network of students at more than 90 universities and land-grant institutions across the country, with several scholarship recipients majoring in agriculture or pre-veterinary studies.

    "We are grateful to Zoetis for the generous and heartfelt contribution the past two years to Folds of Honor," said Ben Leslie, the foundation's chief development officer. "The company's significant gift continues to make a life-changing difference for our recipients. Philanthropy is evident in Zoetis' culture, and we're thankful to be included in that commitment."

    Zoetis is committed to supporting the legacy of leaders in agriculture and communities across the United States while making a difference in the lives of military and first-responder families. Throughout 2024, Zoetis will continue to 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 $8.5 billion in 2023 with approximately 14,100 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 fallen or disabled military and 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. Since its inception in 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded over 51,000 scholarships totaling about $240 million in all 50 states. Among the students served, 45 percent are minorities. It is rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and Platinum on Candid. Folds of Honor 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