The SCWTCA Endowment, Inc., was established in 2001 by the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America, Inc., for the purpose of supporting research related to the health of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. Since then, the Endowment has funded and/or provided many important canine grants, proposals, education and health projects to protect and preserve the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. A list of our accomplishments with our partners is on our Endowment At Work page.

We have made tremendous progress in not only Wheaten health but in the health of all dogs. For this we are extremely grateful to you. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your generous past support to help safeguard the health of Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers not only in this country but worldwide.

These great projects were possible due to the support of our donors. Now, for the first time in 11 years, we are actively pursuing donations to continue to fund current and upcoming projects at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, including:

    • The University of Pennsylvania continuation of identifying the variant gene that causes PLE, a deadly disease in Wheaten Terriers that prevents the afflicted dog from leading a normal healthy life.
    • Annual maintenance fees for the Wheaten Health Database which will aid in the research of Wheaten Health. We thank you for your past contributions to further the well-being of our breed. If you have not done so, please join those breeders and owners worldwide who have invested hundreds of hours to create a truly great database. By submitting information, records, and photos of your Wheaten to the database at, we will keep the memory of your Wheaten terrier visible for future generations of Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier enthusiasts; and your dog’s information will be available for future research.

In addition to funding existing projects, it is important to have funds available for future projects when they are needed.

Donations can be made online at Since the Endowment is a 501(c)3 corporation, donations are tax deductible.


Board of Directors

Chair Carol Carlson (PA)
Vice-Chair Anna Marzolino (CA)
Secretary Pam Tinnelly (NY)
Treasurer Toni Vincent-Fisher (WA)
Directors Robyn Alexander (CA)
Meryl Littman VMD DACVIM (PA)
Kathleen McIndoe (AZ)
Director Emerita Beth Verner (NC)

Financial Reports

Financial reports for the Endowment are available upon written request
to the Endowment Treasurer listed below.

Toni Vincent-Fisher
3825 132nd Ave NE
Bellevue WA 98005