Obituary: Cincinnati arts philanthropist Jacqueline Moore, 88

Posted on: November 29, 2011

In Saturday’s (11/26) Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio), Janelle Gelfand writes, “Jacqueline G. Moore loved to go to Music Hall and ‘conduct’ along with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra or ‘cue’ the singers of the Cincinnati Opera. Behind the scenes, she orchestrated a life devoted to serving others, from her youth as a volunteer lookout scout during World War II to the 20 years she headed her family’s charitable foundation, the John C. Griswold Foundation. … Mrs. Moore had a boundless love of all aspects of art, whether it was visual art, music, theater or dance. ‘It is because of people like Jacquie Moore that this city has such an astoundingly high level of arts. She was passionate about music, and gave generously and quietly with the expectation that her gift be reflected in the quality of the art, and not in the type or size of her recognition,’ said Patricia Beggs, Cincinnati Opera’s general director and chief executive. Mrs. Moore died on Oct. 24 at Hyde Park Nursing Center after a short illness. She was 88. … Mrs. Moore had a way of asking questions that kept organizations on track, said Cincinnati Opera artistic director Evans Mirageas.”

Posted November 29, 2011