CAS Reads Big – Mark Moore – October 11, 2017 – 6pm – Student Center Ballroom

CAS Reads Big – Mark Moore – October 11, 2017 – 6pm – Student Center Ballroom

CAS Reads Big Fall 2017 Mark Moore - October 11, 2017 - 6pm - Student Center Ballroom

CAS Reads Big Fall 2017 Mark Moore – October 11, 2017 – Student Center Ballroom – Click image above to RSVP.

CAS Reads Big – Mark Moore

The College of Arts and Sciences proudly presents its annual “Big Read” for Fall 2017, featuring Mr. Mark Moore, philanthropist and retired business owner. Mr. Moore will discuss his recent book, A Stroke of Faith: A Stroke Survivor’s Story of a Second Chance at Living a Life of Significance, which shares his powerful journey through recovery from two near-fatal strokes.

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Mark Moore on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Student Center’s main ballroom. The lecture is free and open to the public. Please register at https://www.udc.edu/cas-reads-big-mark-moore-oc-11-2017-6pm/. A private reception will be held at 5:00 p.m.

Background: Mark Moore was the Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, and owner of Segovia Inc., which provided global IP services to the Department of Defense. He has over 30 years of operational and financial experience in the field of engineering and helped to raise $2 billion in public and private capital during his career.

Several years ago, Moore developed a blood deficiency that caused him to suffer two severe strokes. However, his faith in God and determination, along with the support of his wife Brenda, friends, and family, allowed him to make a tremendous recovery. He saw that life had given him a second chance and was convinced this was a sign to do something for others. Moore and his wife founded The Mark and Brenda Moore and Family Foundation, which has helped grow organizations in education, health care, Christian ministry, and arts and culture. He is a founding donor for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and has also raised more than $2 million in contributions for INOVA’s Mount Vernon Hospital. To date, the Mark and Brenda Moore Family Foundation has donated over $7.5 million to a variety of worthwhile causes serving the Washington, DC, community and beyond.

“A Stroke of Faith is the incredible story of Mark Moore, who courageously fought to get his life back after suffering two nearly fatal strokes. It is also a celebration of love and faith that will be a source of strength to anyone facing a long road to recovery from a debilitating illness or serious accident.  This book is a must-read for those who need encouragement, hope, or just a reminder that the challenges we face will often make us stronger individuals.”
Nancy Brown, CEO, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
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For more information, please contact Kemmell.watson@udc.edu or 202-274-5807. The lecture is free and open to the public. Students are strongly encouraged to attend. The private reception is a fundraiser which helps to support and strengthen the CAS lecture series.

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