Karen Moyer and her husband, Major League Baseball pitcher Jamie Moyer, are widely recognized for their philanthropic work surrounding causes that aid children. In 2000, Jamie and Karen founded The Moyer Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide comfort and support to children enduring a time of profound physical, emotional, or financial distress. Predicated upon the Moyers’ passion and the community’s support, The Moyer Foundation has raised more than $20 million to assist over 225 different programs that directly serve the needs of children in distress.
In addition to supporting organizations through grants, The Moyer Foundation created and funds Camp Erin, the largest bereavement camp for children and teens, and Camp Mariposa, a camp for children affected by addiction in their families. It also supports many community partnerships, including The Gregory Fund (in partnership with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) for early cancer detection research.
Karen has received many honors for her leadership and efforts to improve the lives of children, including the National Hospice Foundation’s Humanitarian Leadership Award. She was recognized as one of the top 100 women pioneers in Washington State. Hillary Clinton presented her with the Helen H. Jackson “Women of Valor” Award.