With over 20 years of experience in the government, civil society, and philanthropic sectors, Yvonne Moore brings wealth of practical knowledge to the creation and refinement of philanthropic goals for her clients, as well as a commitment to bridging theory and practice to ensure donors are able to maximize their investments, and organizations are resourced to achieve their greatest potential. That bridge, as well as the engagement of community is the foundation on which Moore Philanthropy was founded.

Prior to launching Moore Philanthropy Yvonne was the Chief of Staff to Abigail E. Disney where she oversaw the family’s network of media, philanthropic and advocacy organizations. Yvonne provided advisement on the family’s personal philanthropic giving, both domestic and political, and led family’s expansion into international giving in 2008. Prior to accepting the Chief of Staff position with Ms. Disney, Yvonne served as the Executive Director of the Daphne Foundation where she was instrumental in elevating the Foundation’s profile, created a special fund dedicated to increasing the Foundation’s commitment to capacity building, and successfully advocated with donor colleagues to increase giving to their grantees. Before joining the philanthropic sector in 1999, Yvonne spent 10 years working in child protection and advocacy, in both the government and charitable sectors, and is co-author of the reportBridges to Independence: Improving Transitions to Adulthood for Youth Served by the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services.

Yvonne holds a BA from Texas Tech University and an 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. Yvonne is a trustee of the New York Women’s Foundation, Philanthropy New York, and Cause Effective and is a member of the Issue Advisory Committee at the National Center for Family Philanthropy.


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