Jamie and Kathy Moyer
The Moyer Foundation was created in 2000 by former Major League Baseball pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife Karen. What started as a small nonprofit in Seattle, WA, with a broad mission to help children in distress, has grown into a national organization with signature programs reaching thousands of children impacted by grief or addiction in their family in over 50 cities each year.
Driven by the compassion and vision of the Moyers, the early years of The Foundation included a dedication to support smaller, grassroots organizations as well as multi-million dollar commitments to some of Seattle’s largest institutions including Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children’s and Swedish Medical Center. The Foundation raised and awarded over $26 million for organizations providing services to children in need.
In 2002, The Moyer Foundation created Camp Erin which has grown into the largest free bereavement program for children and teens in the U.S. and Canada, with locations serving children in every Major League Baseball city. Created in 2007, Camp Mariposa is a free mentoring and addiction prevention camp and program for children affected by a family member’s substance abuse. The Moyer Foundation's once broad mission has evolved to focus on the two issues deeply impacting today’s youth: childhood bereavement and addiction prevention.
In 2012, The Moyer Foundation expanded to include a new headquarters in Philadelphia, PA, supporting the national growth and future sustainability of its programs.