The Bernice Barbour
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Updated 02/06/03

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Founding Support

The Bernice Barbour Foundation, Inc., a private tax exempt foundation, was established in 1986 by the late Bernice Wall Barbour, a lifelong resident of New Jersey. Through her entire life, she devoted much of her thought, energy and resources toward making the lives of animals happier and healthier. Animals and their well-being were of such importance to her that she created the Bernice Barbour Foundation, Inc. to continue her life's work in perpetuity.

During her adult life, a day never passed without the animal kingdom receiving some help from Bernice. From the elk in the Rockies of Colorado who needed hay in a severe winter, to the birds and squirrels in the yard, her dedicated hands on approach to animal welfare was a wonderful thing to witness and a tradition the foundation she founded strives to continue in her memory.

Through the generosity of its founder, the foundation does not carry on any public fund-raising activities, but rather devotes its efforts to seeking worthwhile recipients for the income generated from its investments. The Bernice Barbour Foundation, Inc. has elected to initiate this program at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine because of its concern for the health and well-being of animals. The foundation's trustees are concerned that the increasing voracity of infectious agents pose a serious threat to the well-being of all the earth's creatures.