Sanctity of Life
1947 – January 24, 2015
The Truth Project
Remembering Donna C. Moore
1947 – 2015
Founding Advisory Board Member of The Virginia Christian Alliance
2009 – 2015
Donna’s illness and passing has been a time of reflection for all who knew her. Donna had been fighting cancer for the past two years. Her family says she is now “dancing with the angels”.
Donna and her husband, Lt. Col. (Ret) Max Moore were married for 27 years. Her great love was her four sons and their families.
Donna met life head on. She loved Jesus and with her devout belief in God’s Will she tackled living with zeal and a contagious effervescent smile. Sky diving, scuba diving, motorcycles, were all challenges for her. She never met a stranger and openly shared her love for God with everyone she met. She loved to sing and she loved to dance.
Donna’s legacy is that she truly cared for everyone she met. Headstrong, focused, and stubborn, but she had a heart as soft and tender as a baby’s cheek. Donna had a full and active life as a wife and mom, but also as a career woman and Christian activist.
Donna began her career with the FBI in Washington, DC. Later she joined the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, spending over 30 years with this DC trade association. Her position as President and Chief Executive Officer of the PhRMA Foundation portrayed the best of the industry by jumpstarting the careers of young scientists. As CEO of the Foundation, Donna worked with many CEOs of the top pharmaceutical companies such as Johnson and Johnson, Bristol-Myers, Pfizer, and Glaxo who served on her Board. As President, she had the honor of being liaison between the industry and many prestigious universities and schools of medicine and pharmacy. During that time, she also served on the Board of the American Foundation of Pharmaceutical Education. At that juncture in her life, God intervened and provided the miracle adoption of a young boy from Estonia. Recognizing that God always has a plan, Donna resigned her position with PhRMA to home school her two youngest sons.
After a few years of homeschooling, she was honored to join the staff of the Family Research Council in Washington, DC, as Director of Institutional Development. The position was life changing for Donna as she worked with the self-sacrificing team on the Washington staff, including Dr. James Dobson – the founding father of FRC— and the many organizations that support the pro-life, pro-family movement. Donna resigned her position at FRC in 2002 to finish homeschooling her two youngest sons.
Understanding that God doesn’t call us to have a spirit of fear, but calls us to look evil in the eye, to be salt and light in our community, Donna devoted her time and energy to being a voice for the unborn, and to protecting our religious liberty and the rights of our children to speak out in their Christian beliefs.
Donna served for many years as Director of the Rappahannock Region Family Forum, a grassroots chapter of the Richmond-based Family Foundation, and since 2009, served on the Advisory Board of The Virginia Christian Alliance. In addition, she taught high school aged girls for over six years at Mr. Ararat Baptist Church in Stafford, Virginia where her family have been members since 1997.
We were blessed to have had Donna Moore as a partner of The Virginia Christian Alliance. She brought a passion and a spirit to all who knew here. Donna was truly a “hero” in the pro-life, pro-family Christian movement.