About Us

The Ashley and Rusty Holzer Family Foundation

Ashley and Rusty Holzer are staunchly dedicated to education and culture, as well as health and athleticism. Rusty Holzer attended Harvard University and considers education a core value. The Holzers have made generous donations to the Baby Jane Holzer Visiting Artist in Film Award, named for Rusty’s mother. Both Ashley and Rusty (Charles Rustin Holzer) are accomplished equestrians;
Rusty Holzer competed in the 1992 Olympic Games and Ashley competed in the Olympic Games in 1988, when she was awarded the bronze medal in team dressage, 2004, 2008 and 2002, as well as many other competitions. As such, the couple enthusiastically support fitness, and created the Ashley and Rusty Holzer Horse Whisperer Grants for the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center. Ashley and Rusty Holzer also donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and the Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation, where Ashley served on the Advisory Board, as part of their commitment to medicine and research.

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Over the years, The Ashley and Rusty Holzer Foundation has been proud to support the following causes:
Polo for Life, Inc., Lonestar Baseball Club, Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai, Population Relief International Corp, Buckley School, Collegiate School, Kiva.org, Pine Ridge Girls School Inc., USET Foundation, Weill Cornell Medicine – Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine General Fund, Cornell University – Orthopedic Patient Research.

Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation – Ashley Holzer is on the Advisory Council for The Bone Marrow and Cancer Foundation and, together with her husband Rusty Holzer, supports this philanthropic cause in a variety of ways. The Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation was founded in 1992 and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for both cancer and transplant patients and their families as they navigate their medical diagnosis, prognosis and treatment.

Harvard University – Supporting via the Baby Jane Holzer Visiting Artist in Film Fund. This award is made possible with the generous donation from Rusty Holzer and in partnership with the Department of Theater, Dance, and Media and the Harvard Film Archive. The award is presented to film directors who show innovation and exceptional abilities in filmmaking.