Ms. Yvonne L. Moore brings over 25 years of experience in the government, civil society, and philanthropic sectors. Prior to launching Moore Philanthropy Moore was the Chief of Staff to U.S. filmmaker and philanthropist Abigail E. Disney where she oversaw the family’s network of media, philanthropic and advocacy organizations. She led the family’s expansion into international giving in 2008 and continues to provided advisement on that portfolio, as well as their personal philanthropic giving, both charitable and political.
With the creation of her advisory firm, Moore has expanded her international work advising families and organizations on their giving in the Eastern U.S. and Sub-Saharan Africa, and has significant experience in economic security, energy, clean water, education and health. She has successfully forged connections with foreign government officials, built strong relationships with grassroots organizations and successfully funded and co-developed projects in the most challenging of environments, including post-conflict and slum communities.
Moore holds a BA from Texas Tech University and a MS in Nonprofit Management from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at the New School. She has completed post-graduate studies in democracy and civil society at the University of Cape Town, and nationalism, post-conflict violence and gender at the University of Lower Silesia in Poland. Moore serves as a trustee of a private family foundation and a public charity, as well as major leadership roles within the U.S. philanthropic sector.