Elizabeth B. Moore Memorial Endowment



Elizabeth “Betty” B. Moore (1929-2014) was an exceptional emergency nurse, an early ENA member and an early advocate for continuing education.  She was also a mentor to many.  One of the first women to graduate from Villanova University, Betty earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in 1957.   Betty began her nursing career at a hospital in Philadelphia, where she worked for a decade before “getting restless”.  In 1966 she applied to go to Vietnam via the United States Agency for International Development.  She worked for four years in Vietnamese hospitals, primarily in the Mekong Delta, where she treated Vietnamese patients who were injured during the war, and taught English to those she encountered.  When her service in Vietnam ended, Betty went to Panama, where she worked in the Gorgas Hospital emergency department for 16 years. 
 
During her time in Panama, Betty traveled all over Central and South America on her own, exploring the region with little more than her signature spunk and thrift.  Case in point: She only traveled in cargo planes.  Betty retired in 1986 and continued to travel both for pleasure and to continue her work as a nurse.  Every year she went to another country on medical missionary trips and worked regularly at a homeless shelter.
 
Betty’s niece, Linda Grant, wanted to leave a legacy for her aunt that would speak to her life dedication.  To honor her aunt, Linda gifted the Elizabeth B. Moore Memorial Endowment that will fund annual scholarships for an undergraduate nursing student who demonstrates interest and merit in emergency nursing as well as financial need.  As Linda says, “She was fiercely dedicated to emergency nursing and to people who were less advantaged than she was.  To be able to give an opportunity to people who have the interest to give to others in that way would be a wonderful way to honor her memory.” 
 

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