Meet Our Donors
We thank all our planned-gift donors for their generous support. Here are some of their stories.
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Fred Moore has volunteered at Cincinnati Museum Center for over 20 years, most of that time in the paleontology lab. After a 32 year career in manufacturing at Procter and Gamble, Fred looked for an interesting pastime and discovered it at Museum Center. His lifelong interest in natural history led him to his volunteer work.
Fred grew up in Florence, Alabama and received his engineering degree from Auburn University and a Master's degree in management from Georgia Tech.
As longtime residents of Cincinnati, Fred and Joyce has been loyal members of Museum Center. They are helping to ensure the future viability of Museum Center by creating a Charitable Gift Annuity and leaving a bequest through their estate.
Diane and Dave Moccia
Diane and Dave Moccia have volunteered at Cincinnati Museum Center for over ten years. After Diane retired as a speech pathologist for the Cincinnati Public Schools and Dave completed his three decade career at Procter and Gamble in research and development, they were looking for stimulating volunteer work.
They began their relationship with Museum Center as special exhibit docents for the "St. Peter and the Vatican: The Legacy of the Popes" exhibit in 2003. Diane enjoys her experience as a docent because "every new exhibit is an opportunity for us to learn and broaden our horizons, through the training and reading we do so that we can provide a good experience for our guests". The Moccias have served as docents for all the special exhibits since "St. Peter and the Vacitan" including "Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt", "A Day in Pomepii" and "Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times".
Diane and Dave have been generous donors to the annual fund, and members of the Cornerstone Society, because in David's words "when you get involved in an organization you develop an ownership and you want to help it succeed".
Several years ago, the Moccias arranged for a bequest to Cincinnati Museum Center Endowment Fund. "We believe that it's important to help provide the opportunity for people in the future to experience what we've been able to experience", according to Dave.
Dr. Jerry Warner
Dr. Jerry Warner began his relationship with the Museum of Natural History & Science over 30 years ago shortly after moving to northern Kentucky to accept a position as assistant professor of biology at Northern Kentucky University. During the 1990's he became an active volunteer at the Geier Collections and Research Center. When he took a sabbatical from his position as Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences he assisted Dr. Robert Kennedy, then Director of Natural History Collections and Research for Museum Center at its Gilbert Avenue location, with mammal skin preparation and cataloging of the Mammal Collection. In Jerry's words "the collections of Museum Center are valuable to the world scientific community and it is crucial that scientists from around the world have access to study them".
Jerry continued for several years as a volunteer in the Geier Center and has served as an active member on the Natural History Advisory Board.
Jerry's interest in natural history led him not only to lend his volunteer time, but also to make long term plans for Cincinnati Museum Center. Jerry generously assigned a portion of his Individual Retirement Account to help preserve the collections of the Museum of Natural History & Science for future generations.
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