Published On: Fri, Jan 10th, 2014

Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation Fund established to honor Moore Family

A new endowment fund has been established at the Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation to help ensure that area nonprofits have the resources they need to continue their vital work.

The Moore Family Community Fund pays tribute to the members of the Moore family whose contributions significantly guided our community’s development. As an endowed fund, The Moore Family Community Fund will exist in perpetuity. All donations to the fund are protected and earnings will be distributed to the organizations in our area that work to ensure that all residents are safe, healthy, educated, and inspired by our rich cultural heritage.

Memorable among the Moore family are the Moore brothers: Colonel Houston Burger “H.B” Moore, Colonel David Tay “D.T.” Moore and Colonel Joseph M. “Joe” Moore, who owned Greenbrier Military School (GMS) from 1920 until 1970. In addition to playing active roles at GMS, they served on many local, state and national boards including City Council, Old Stone Presbyterian Church, Lewisburg Rotary Club, Beni Kedem Shrine, Benevolent Order of Elks, the Greenbrier Valley Fair Association, Union Theological Seminary, WV Angus Cattle Association, the Soil Conservation Commission of WV and the US Farm Credit Administration, and fought in World War I. Furthermore, as part of HB Moore’s commitment to improving the lives of young people, he founded Camp Shaw-Mi-Del-Eca, was instrumental in the start of the Greenbrier Youth Camp, and was a founding director of the State Fair of West Virginia. This tradition of philanthropy and service established by these three great men has been carried on by their descendents who have established this fund.

The Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation (GVCF) was founded in 1999 and currently has assets over $6.4 million. Over the past 14 years, the foundation has distributed over $1.8 million to nonprofit organizations across the tri-county area. GVCF is comprised of a collection of 104 funds, each with a separate agreement, donors, and philanthropic purpose. For more information about The Moore Family Community Fund, GVCF, or to learn how to establish a fund to benefit a cause you are passionate about, contact Courtney Smith, Executive Director, at (304) 645-5620 or info@gvfoundation.org.