Madeleine (“Maddy”) Moore was a CAN alumna who passed in 2015. Her father, Mike Moore, credits CAN with having played an important role in Maddy’s life. “She found herself in CAN. Madeleine and her colleagues’ efforts to establish international youth and women empowerment programs have changed the world for the better. CAN’s values reflected Madeleine’s values.” To honor Maddy’s legacy, her family established the Madeleine Clare Moore Foundation to support the work and causes she was most passionate about.
This year, Maddy’s parents, Mike and Patty Moore, her sister, Bailey, and Maddy’s partner, David Bulnes, traveled to Nicaragua to CAN’s 6th Annual International Youth Exchange for Food Security and Sovereignty (Intercambio) to meet the three Madeleine Clare Moore Foundation scholarship recipients and see first hand, CAN’s work with youth leaders yasmin and women’s empowerment.

Meet the three Madeleine Clare Moore Foundation scholarship recipients (left to right): Veronica Betzabeth Rosales Salinas, Veracruz, México; Marilu Castro, San Ramón, Nicaragua; and Marleny Chi, Quintana Roo, México.

Mike reported that they returned, with spirits lifted, inspired by the experience:

“The commitment and professionalism of all involved was impressive….I was struck by the unique opportunity the young people had to learn all aspects of a successful commercial operation; logistics, science, agriculture, conservation, world trade, marketing, sales, competition, customer service, manufacturing, accounting, social responsibility. It’s all connected. The skills learned and knowledge gained will serve these young people, their families, and their communities well today, tomorrow, and for the rest of time.”

The Madeleine Clare Moore Foundation has made a $10,000 donation to help CAN match the $50,000 challenge. Please join the foundation and support CAN’s work. Support youth leadership and women’s empowerment. Make a gift today.

From left: Patty Moore, Maddy’s partner, David Bulnes, and Maddy’s sister, Bailey traveled to Nicaragua to visit CAN’s Intercambio 2016.

Bailey, David, Mike, and Patty Moore enjoy a presentation during cultural night at CAN’s Intercambio.