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Jean Edelman to Join Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program Board of Directors

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The Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program (NVTRP) announces the election of Jean Edelman to its Board of Directors.

Says NVTRP Executive Director Kelsey Gallagher, “Jean has been a strong supporter for many years and we are honored to welcome her as a Board Member.  She brings a commitment to and understanding of our mission that will be invaluable as we prepare for a time of significant growth.”

Jean serves on several corporate and nonprofit boards, including Rowan University, where she graduated with a degree in home economics, consumer economics, marketing, and nutrition.  She and her husband Ric Edelman are benefactors of the Inova Edelman Center for Nursing at Inova Health Foundation, the Edelman Planetarium, and Edelman Fossil Park—both at Rowan University.  In addition to their generous involvement at NVTRP, including underwriting the Edelman Indoor Riding Arena, they support Boys & Girls Clubs, and many other charities.

Jean and Ric are the founders of Edelman Financial Services, which in 2018 joined forces with Financial Engines to create the nation’s largest Registered Investment Advisor.  With combined assets under management of nearly $200 billion, the combined organization serves consumers via their 401(k) plans at work and provides financial planning via local offices coast-to-coast.

Jeff Wilklow, Chairman of the Board at NVTRP adds, “Jean’s enthusiasm and passion for the program are contagious. She has been a tireless advocate for our horses and our riders and we are delighted she will be bringing her energy to the Board.”

About NVTRP: NVTRP helps each individual realize their highest potential by providing equine-assisted activities to people with disabilities, youth-at-risk, recovering military personnel, and others in need in an inclusive, community setting.  Celebrating almost forty years of service, NVTRP serves over 400 people a year on its 17-acre O’Shaughnessy Farm in Clifton, VA.


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