John J. Moores, Activist and Philanthropist

Title

John J. Moores, Activist and Philanthropist

Description

John Moores has helped his team hit balls out of the park, and has also done his own home runs when it comes to helping others. When he contributed $51 million to the University of Houston in 1991, it was largest contribution in U.S. history to a public university. He worked to make Proposition 209 pass, which wouldn’t allow employers discriminate when it came to employing minorities and LGBT groups. He also founded the River Blindness Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to research and treatment of Onchocerciasis which is the second most common cause of infectious blindness. In addition to that medical foundation , he and his wife have also created the John and Rebecca Moores Cancer Center at University of California, San Diego, and have donated $21 million to the cause. He has been regent on both the University of Houston System Board of Regents and the University of California and has extensively donated funds to both schools.

Creator

University of Houston

Date

1991-1994

Source

John J. Moores

Source: John J. Moores. (2006, July 12). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved October 21, 2012, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Moores_(baseball)

Rights

University of Houston

Publisher

University of Houston

Contributor

University of Houston

Format

Medium: Photograph 

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Philanthropy

Coverage

Historic

Files

John_J._Moores.jpeg

Collection

Reference

University of Houston, John J. Moores, Activist and Philanthropist, University of Houston, 1991-1994

Cite As

University of Houston, “John J. Moores, Activist and Philanthropist,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed October 27, 2021, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/60.