David W. Moore is our February Volunteer of the Month!
David W. Moore is our February Volunteer of the Month! David is a vice president and investment advisor with RBC Dominion Securities in Victoria, BC, a father to two grown children, Kirsten and Graeme, and a grandfather. His son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) as a child. Not only does David volunteer with JDRF, he is Victoria’s Commander of The Sovereign Order of St. John and volunteers with The Children’s Health Foundation and Pacific Opera Victoria. We recently caught up with David to ask him a few questions about his volunteer work with JDRF.
Q. How did you become involved with JDRF?
A. I became more familiar with JDRF when I met Jason Parkhill after he hired our daughter, Kirsten, to work with the Victoria Chapter. Jason asked me to be Chapter Chair of Vancouver Island.
Q. How long have you been volunteering with the Foundation?
A. There’s nothing like commitment to get to know an organization. I’ve been involved with JDRF for just over two years, and I’m impressed with the level of professionalism I see.
Q. What is your involvement with JDRF?
A. I’ve been involved in the TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes, chaired the Victoria Gala twice, and last Fall held our first annual Charity Golf Tournament – which we hope to expand this year through some strategic partnerships. I have also done a local TV spot to raise awareness in support of the Victoria Gala, and started a Chapter Advisory Board. The latter is providing another avenue of involving new connections, help raise our profile and more deeply engage our community.
Q. What do you hope to accomplish through your involvement?
A. My overall goal is to extend the JDRF family to include many of my personal and business contacts –in Victoria and nationally. I believe there’s a big potential in linking organizations. I enjoy doing this because I believe in the cause.
Q. What do you enjoy most about volunteering with JDRF?
A. I enjoy what I do for JDRF because I like working with a group of committed, like-minded people focused on supporting research to once and for all cure T1D. Canadian scientists are on the verge of major breakthroughs. We’re making a difference in peoples’ lives. What better legacy can there be?
Thank you David for your tremendous dedication and support! If you would like to learn more about volunteering with JDRF, please visit jdrf.ca/volunteer.