August 10, 2012
Friends, Family Honor Rural Health Advocate with Endowment
An endowed scholarship fund memorializing Cindy Babb Moore’s commitment to excellence in rural health has been established within the Arnold School of Public Health.
Moore, who served more than 15 years as chief financial officer for the South Carolina Office of Rural Health, passed away June 11 following a long battle with leukemia. Friends, colleagues, and family—who include Cindy’s husband Dennis, who works for University Technology Services—are on pace to raise $25,000 required to endow The Cindy Babb Moore Excellence in Rural Health Management Endowed Scholarship Fund.
The fund will benefit future graduate students studying in the Arnold School’s Department of Health Services Policy Management. In addition, the South Carolina Office of Rural Health has raised funds in Moore’s memory so that students can attend rural health conferences.
“Cindy was a tireless advocate in her efforts to improve rural health care access for vulnerable people in our state. She developed lasting relationships through her ability to network with others on a statewide and national basis,” said Elaine Delk, executive director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Carolina, and one of Moore’s closest friends. Cindy was truly a model of compassion, caring and concern and a wonderful mentor and role model.”
Delk also decided to honor her best friend by nominating her for a Health Care Heroes of the Midlands award.
Those who wish to contribute to the endowed scholarship fund may do so through the USC Educational Foundation, 1600 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29208.
–Larry Di Giovanni, Development Communications