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Nicholas C. and Allison M. Moore Fund
By Jean Cohoon / April 30, 2018 /   Loading Disqus...

Nicholas Moore is excited about the re-vitalization of Westerly. “It’s amazing. It’s a great town,” he says of the many projects that include the renovated Ocean House, the new Westerly Education Center, a new ice skating rink operated by the Ocean Community YMCA, and a theater renovation.

“I am very fortunate to be part of a fourth-generation family business that’s based in Westerly,” Nicholas relates, noting that the Moore Company, a textile manufacturer, was founded in the early 1900s by his great-grandfather. 

“I’m involved in many Rhode Island concerns, and I like to think of my job as a wonderful combination of work with for-profit entities and philanthropy,” Nicholas explains. Born in Westerly, he attended Portsmouth Abbey School, Kenyon College in Ohio, followed by the University of Pennsylvania for a graduate degree in regional planning, then Temple University for his law degree.

It was at Kenyon College that he met his future wife, Allison, a New York native who has worked in public affairs and advertising. The couple has three children; the oldest is a freshman at Brown University and the younger two attend The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Allison is involved at the children’s school and does pro bono graphic design work “for causes that are near and dear to my heart,” she shares.

The Moores have homes in Irvington, NY, and Westerly. Nicholas is in his fourteenth year working for Chuck Royce, undertaking many historic renovation projects – from the Ocean House to the Lanphear Livery building which now houses retail, offices, and apartments.

Nicholas is on the board of the Westerly Education Center, a public-private collaboration that opened in 2017 to provide educational programs to meet projected workforce needs, as well as the board of The Colonial Theatre.

“We’re raising our children to know that it’s not enough to do well and accumulate wealth, but also that you need to disseminate that wealth to help others,” Nicholas says. It’s a belief the couple has long practiced and will continue to do so, with a focus on Westerly, through this donor advised fund.

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