Big Island Resident Receives Conservation Advocate Award

Conservationists who have given their hearts, brains, wallets and feet to save endangered species and habitats will be honored by the San Diego Zoo…

Betty and Gordon Moore

Betty and Gordon Moore

And Intel Corporation co-founder Gordon Moore, who will be honored with the Conservation Advocate Award, has given away millions to save the earth for future generations…

…Moore, 80, and his wife, Betty, generously support science and the environment at home and abroad through the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The 10th largest foundation in the nation, it has a $6.4 billion endowment and has awarded 600 grants worth $1.5 billion to projects around the world. Its goal: improve the quality of life for future generations.

Established in 2000, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is science-based, results-driven philanthropy focusing on three areas: environmental conservation, science and the San Francisco Bay Area. Its grants are expected to help achieve targeted, large-scale outcomes in a specific time frame including a marine conservation initiative, construction of aviaries in Hawaii for critically endangered birds and the Betty Irene Moore Nursing School.

Gordon Moore is the retired chairman and CEO of Intel Corporation, a company he co-founded in 1968. Moore earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and a doctorate in chemistry and physics from the California Institute of Technology. He lives in Kameula, Hawaii

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  1. Yes, Gordon Moore is around. Met him a couple of times during visits to Keck. He is also the source of much of the money behind TMT, giving over 200 million for the design and development.

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