Who was Courtney?
Courtney Anne Grimshaw was an accomplished businesswoman and internationally ranked dressage competitor. She earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science and beef cattle production from Texas A&M in 1985, and a master’s degree in public accounting from the McComb School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.
Courtney was involved in several community endeavors in the United States and Kazakhstan and she travelled the world as a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). As a board member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and past board member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Almaty, Courtney conferred with the International Monetary Fund and gave presentations to world business and military leaders on energy and mining taxation, contract negotiation, tax policy, mergers, and acquisitions. With her zest for life, limitless energy, and unique sense of humor, Courtney developed a close network of friends around the world.
At the time of her death, Courtney was in the process of building her permanent home and horse ranch in Thorndale, Texas, where she had plans to begin an equine-assisted activity and therapeutic (EAAT) program.
Support Courtney Cares
Jim Grimshaw, Courtney’s brother, contacted the Texas A&M University System about establishing an equine therapeutic program in her honor. The pilot program began in the fall of 2012. Initially funded by a generous contribution from the Grimshaw family, Courtney Cares continues with their support and additional donations. The program continues her legacy of service and is a testament to her extraordinary life.
Please consider making a contribution to Courtney Cares—to honor Courtney and to ensure that our program continues to educate the next generation of EAAT practitioners while serving deserving individuals in the Brazos Valley.
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