About Beth

“Run into the stream of life from where you are now. You have to be alive in the present to survive (and thrive!)”

About Beth

“Run into the stream of life from where you are now. You have to be alive in the present to
survive (and thrive!)”

About Beth

“Run into the stream of life from where you are now. You have to be alive in the present to survive (and thrive!)”

Facts. Ambitions. Accomplishments.

 

Beth Sanders Moore is within reach of claiming an ambitious goal she set only two years ago.  She’s nearing completion of her first authored book, based on daily entries made in her personal journal over the past 40 years.

The book is testament to the high-road, high energy life that Beth’s found through her habit of journaling — integrating peaks and valleys in her life, bridging outer events with inner thinking, and empowering change for the better.

Beth Sanders Moore is within reach of claiming an ambitious goal she set only two years ago.  She’s nearing completion of her first authored book, based on daily entries made in her personal journal over the past 40 years.

The book is testament to the high-road, high energy life that Beth’s found through her habit of journaling — integrating peaks and valleys in her life, bridging outer events with inner thinking, and empowering change for the better.

She’s a noted business development and fundraising strategist, and the high-energy founder of a series of successful entrepreneurial ventures. She’s also a long-term survivor of breast cancer.  Years prior to her diagnosis, Beth led national-reach breast health programs and cancer survivorship advocacy projects. In her roles as a professional Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and as a volunteer, she’s headed campaigns netting more than $200 million for arts, education, and health care organizations — with a significant portion earmarked for aid to cancer patients and survivors.

She’s a noted business development and fundraising strategist, and the high-energy founder of a series of successful entrepreneurial ventures. She’s also a long-term survivor of breast cancer.  Years prior to her diagnosis, Beth led national-reach breast health programs and cancer survivorship advocacy projects. In her roles as a professional Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and as a volunteer, she’s headed campaigns netting more than $200 million for arts, education, and health care organizations — with a significant portion earmarked for aid to cancer patients and survivors.

Beth is the founder of CancerForward: The Foundation For Cancer Survivors, a nonprofit organization with a unique mission to connect survivors of all cancers and educate them about the tools needed to manage cancer care from active treatment through survivorship. The Foundation launched as a natural progression and formalized platform for Beth’s longstanding work to better prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.
For seven years and in a volunteer capacity, Beth led the Foundation to national prominence.  At a time when many cancer centers, nonprofits and for-profits didn’t offer cancer survivorship care plans, the Foundation digitally-delivered vital care planning information free of charge to more than 20,000 subscribers.  In time, a mature survivorship advocacy organization absorbed CancerForward’s mission and assets — committing to sustain comprehensive cancer care planning for millions of survivors.
Beth Sanders Moore, UT Southwestern Director of Development for The Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center.
In late 2014, halfway through Beth’s term on the Foundation’s board, she was quietly recruited to Dallas to create a broad-scale fundraising program dedicated exclusively to support The Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas.  News had not yet been publicly released that the Simmons Cancer Center was slated to be named a NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in mid-2015.  The new development initiative undertaken by Beth fulfilled a criterion of the NCI designation process. In July 2015, with Beth’s portfolio already generating six-figure gifts, The Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas was introduced as the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in North Texas.  In the days leading up to the announcement, a page turned: Beth’s last surviving parent died, leading Beth to assume an active role in closing her parents’ estates and resign her post at UT Southwestern.
Beth earned her stripes as a respected fund raising executive serving as Executive Director of Development and Community Relations for Hospice at the Texas Medical Center, Director of Development at Houston Grand Opera, Senior Development and External Affairs Officer at Northwood University, and National Director of Development at Susan G. Komen® National Headquarters…where she co-created and managed its first For The Cure® breast cancer promotional cause marketing and corporate retail sponsorship campaigns.
Beth is Founding Director of the Northwood University National Costume Collection, which houses European haute couture and fine American design dating 1900 through 2000. After curating Collection exhibits in New York, Washington, D.C., Dallas, and Houston, Beth procured the Collection’s single largest acquisition — the complete haute couture wardrobe (c.1945 – c.1970) of French-American philanthropist Wendy Reves.  After Mrs. Reves’ 1,400-piece art collection was permanently installed in the Dallas Museum of Art, Beth produced the Dallas Arts District retrospective exhibit of Mrs. Reves’ haute couture, introducing it into the permanent archives of the Northwood Collection.

Midway through her nonprofit career, Beth had an extraordinary opportunity to join her attorney husband, Jess Moore, in creating a legal recruiting and temporary staffing company.  In a newly-forming niche industry, their firm — Ad Hoc The Legal Placement Company — was the third enterprise in North America to provide temporary attorneys to law firms and corporate legal departments. As President, Beth added full cycle legal recruiting as a client service offering, while Jess as CEO expanded the company to new geographic markets. In a 15 year run, Beth and Jess Moore grew Ad Hoc to serve over 1,000 law firms and corporations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, and Germany.

Midway through her nonprofit career, Beth had an extraordinary opportunity to join her attorney husband, Jess Moore, in creating a legal recruiting and temporary staffing company.  In a newly-forming niche industry, their firm — Ad Hoc The Legal Placement Company — was the third enterprise in North America to provide temporary attorneys to law firms and corporate legal departments. As President, Beth added full cycle legal recruiting as a client service offering, while Jess as CEO expanded the company to new geographic markets. In a 15 year run, Beth and Jess Moore grew Ad Hoc to serve over 1,000 law firms and corporations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, and Germany.

Since the early twenty-tens, Beth has managed a multi-site single family office that oversees capital allocation decisions for direct investment portfolios and holds entrepreneur-led companies in networking technology, residential and rural real estate, water, soil, timber and traditional energy.
A one-time nominee for a White House appointment to the National Cancer Advisory Board, Beth serves as a community member on survivorship research projects at teaching hospitals throughout the U.S.  To advance medical research on breast cancer disparity, she established The Beth Sanders Moore Scholarship in Public Health at the University of Texas School of Public Health.  She is an active supporter of Congressional legislation introduced in March 2018 creating the bipartisan Cancer Care Planning and Communications Act. She’s a contributing writer to the Chicken Soup for the Soul cancer-related series, and she speaks frequently on breast health awareness and on coping with cancer through mind, body, and spiritual care.

Beth on Beth

 

It’s important to never lose sight of the various and sundry facts that you alone own. The exercise of reminding yourself of who you are will ground and re-energize you. Look at these things. They’re very simple and quite unremarkable. But when strung together, they’re formative of the life I’m grateful and blessed to have: I’m a cradle Episcopalian ~ Marshall, Texas native ~ Sixth generation Texan ~ Third generation Aggie ~ Third generation Kappa Alpha Theta ~ Wife to a lawyer, one of 12 in my family ~ The Blue-eyed half of Beth and Jess Moore Mom to three cocker spaniels ~ Left-handed and since age five, a mirror-writer ~ Former owner of a designer bridal salon and ladies’ ready-to-wear boutique ~ swim coach ~ Former director of an iconic Texas luxury retail store ~ American Red Cross Senior Lifesaving Instructor ~ Timber farmer and conservationist ~ Avid meditation practitioner and yogi ~ Archivist of the papers and musings of my great-grandfather, the architect of over 20 hotels, churches, synagogues, courthouses, and schools built in Texas between 1895 and 1932 ~ And, for many years, “assistant” to a veterinarian — my late dad — in the ER, OR, labor & delivery… sometimes located in a farm pasture, invariably in the middle of the night.