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By February 22, 2024No Comments

Endowed Giving In Action!!!

Sarah Kathryn Woodside Moore

In commemoration of MEDF’s 30th Anniversary Celebration, Sarah Kathryn Woodside Moore has generously gifted MEDF $50,000! Such funds will endow the Moore Woodside Anderson Fund at the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan (“CFSEM”). These funds will be used to assist upper class college students pursuing undergraduate degrees.

Ms. Moore is no stranger to the power of philanthropy through endowed giving. In 2007 she began an endowed fund as part of CFSEM’s Increasing Regional Philanthropy program to fund community grants. In fact, she has previously granted MEDF monies from her existing fund. Now, she makes this incredible gift because she embraces MEDF’s mission of securing tomorrow today by setting aside funds for use by future generations.

Ms. Moore is an experienced philanthropist who has gifted to organizations and individuals across the metro-Detroit area. Her passion for philanthropy stems from serving as an educator in the River Rouge school district for over 30 years where she saw firsthand the challenge faced by families to save funds for their children to not only attend, but to complete college. Daunted by this seemingly herculean task, many parents and students turn to loans. The creation of the Moore Woodside Anderson Fund is fueled by Ms. Moore’s concern about the generational impact student loan debt is having on her community. She believes there is a great need for training about avoiding the pitfalls of student loan debt and wholly supports MEDF’s upcoming youth financial literacy workshop.

Ms. Moore earned a master’s degree from the University of Michigan. She is also a graduate of Eastern Michigan University where she majored in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Special Education. In 1949, while matriculating in college, she became a charter member of the Delta Beta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. For 74 years, Mrs. Moore has been an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She holds a Golden Life Membership.

Ms. Moore trusts that her endowed gift, creating the Moore Woodside Anderson Fund, will have a positive impact on future generations. She is proud to name the fund in honor of her parents William and Sarah Woodside, husband Willis Jeffrey Moore, Esq. and Aunt Anna Belle Tomlin Anderson. Her gift honors their legacy and continues her legacy of educating, helping and loving young people.