The Trent community is saddened to learn of the passing of David Moore – Trent governor emeritus whose governance and philanthropic leadership made him a pillar of the University community.
“I was one of the fortunate people who got to meet and know David," said Dr. Leo Groarke, president and vice-chancellor. “In addition to the major contributions he made while serving on the Trent Board, he was generous with other contributions as well – both in the provision of wise advice on the running of the University, and in generous financial contributions he and his wife Joan made to a series of important projects, most recently the establishment of scholarships for international students. We will miss David, and will fondly remember the long-term role he played making Trent be the best that it can be.”
David spent his career with the investment firm McLeod, Young, Weir, from which he retired as vice-president and director in 1989. During his professional life, he took on many outside responsibilities, including: governor of the Toronto Stock Exchange; Commissioner of the Ontario Securities Commission; president of the Canadian Club of Toronto; and Board of Trustees of Sunnybrook Medical Centre.
After his retirement, David lent his skills and experience to a number of organizations, impacting them significantly. These included serving as president of Second Harvest as well as 16 years of involvement with Trent University, where he sat on the board of governors and several committees, including chairing the “For Tomorrow Campaign.” For his service to Trent, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) – the University’s highest honour – in 1993.
David, along with his wife Joan, was also a philanthropic leader in the Trent community. The couple have created several awards and scholarships, including: the Moore Family Award, given to undergraduate students who demonstrate achievement and financial need; the Moore Family Canadian & International Graduate Awards, for Canadian and/or International students enrolled in full-time graduate programs; and the $1 million Moore Family International Scholarships, to support international undergraduate students from outside of North America.
David and Joan were lead donors in the Bata Library Renewal Fund, which also included the creation of the “Moore Match,” which supplied matching donations for all gifts to the fund. In recognition of his support of the Trent Athletics Centre, the Moore Cardio Loft is also named in honour of David and his family.
The University extends heartfelt sympathies to David’s family and friends, and to all who knew him at Trent. View David’s full obituary.
In honour of David’s contributions to Trent, the University will lower the flag atop the Bata Library and at the Durham GTA campus to the half-mast position on the day of his service.