About The Ashley and Rusty Holzer Family Foundation

The Ashley and Rusty Holzer Family Foundation

Ashley and Rusty Holzer demonstrate a strong commitment to various areas such as education, culture, health, and athleticism.

Rusty Holzer, an alumnus of Harvard University, places significant emphasis on the value of education. The Holzers have notably contributed generous amounts to the Baby Jane Holzer Visiting Artist in Film Award, named after Rusty’s mother; Jane Holzer.

Both Ashley and Rusty (Charles “Rusty” Holzer) have accomplished careers in equestrian sports; Rusty Holzer competed in the 1992 Olympic Games while Ashley earned a bronze medal in team dressage during the 1988 Olympics. Ashley also participated in the Olympic Games in 2004, 2008, and 2002, along with numerous other competitions.

The Holzer’s dedication to fitness led them to the Ashley and Rusty Holzer Horse Whisperer Grants for the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center.

Furthermore, their philanthropic endeavors extended to contributions to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and the Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation.

Ashley Holzer’s involvement on the Advisory Board of the latter organization reflects their commitment to supporting advancements in medicine and research.

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Throughout the years, the contributions from The Ashley and Rusty Holzer Family Foundation have extended to several noteworthy causes, including: Polo for Life, Inc., Lonestar Baseball Club, 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.

Ashley Holzer serves on the Advisory Council for The Bone Marrow and Cancer Foundation, an organization established in 1992. Alongside her husband Rusty Holzer, they actively support this philanthropic cause in various capacities. This foundation is devoted to enhancing the lives of cancer and transplant patients and their families, aiding them through the complexities of medical diagnoses, prognoses, and treatments.

Harvard University is another beneficiary, receiving support through the Baby Jane Holzer Visiting Artist in Film Fund. This initiative, made feasible by Rusty Holzer’s generous contribution, operates in collaboration with the Department of Theater, Dance, and Media as well as the Harvard Film Archive. The award is bestowed upon film directors showcasing innovation and exceptional prowess in filmmaking.