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A Collaboration with Cornell University
"We are drawn to projects that address more than one of our Giving Priorities – which include health, education and animals. This partnership with Cornell University will help dogs live longer, healthier lives."
RICHARD RINEY, Co-founder of the Richard P. Riney Family Foundation
WE ARE THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE
our collaboration with Cornell University to create the Cornell Margaret and Richard Riney Canine Health Center at the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). Longtime supporters of animal welfare, rescue efforts and shelter operations, we strive for a world where animals receive kindness, respect and, hopefully, love. With this gift to Cornell, the Foundation expands those grassroots efforts and our commitment to helping man’s best friend live a longer, healthier, happier life.
Cornell CVM’s breadth of expertise, innovative cross-departmental research infrastructure, emphasis on public engagement and steadfast dedication to furthering dogs’ wellbeing inspired us and made them uniquely equipped to accommodate our grant. By building on the program’s current strengths, this endowment seeks to advance canine health-related research with particular emphasis on studying cancer, genetics and genomics, infectious diseases and immunology. Knowing these projects can, in turn, effect tremendous advancements in human health, we are hopeful the Margaret and Richard Riney Canine Health Center will transform the lives of dogs, and their owners, for years to come.