By Rachel Camacho
SVP Partners, Patricia Moore and Helmut Kiffman are an adventurous duo. Not many people have cycled through Europe, hiked in South America and the Canadian Rockies, and even fewer would be brave enough to go with zero reservations! The Moore Kiffman clan boasts a total of three children, five grandchildren and ten years of marriage. Pat Moore is like many of us in the digital age, addicted to her smart phone and tablet, but she balances this out with her passion for reading, love for bike rides, cooking and gardening. Read on to discover more about Pat, why she joined Social Venture Partners and her recommendations for a good read!
Are you “working for the weekend?”
Since I'm retired, the weekend isn't as much of a draw as it used to be. Helmut and I usually get out for one long bike ride, and so that's something I look forward to. I go to the Farmer's Market in Leucadia most Sundays with some girlfriends, anything with friends and family.
One thing you could not live without?
Can anybody live without their iPhone anymore? Really. I have an iPad, too!
If you’re in the car, in the morning, what do you listen to?
Jeff N Jer when I still took kids to school. Now mostly NPR or KPRI 102.1. Long trips I go with K Earth 101! or local talk radio, to get a local flavor.
Reading a good book?
I'm reading "Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese, and I am enjoying it so far. I belong to a book club, and the eleven other women and I have all become really good friends over the years. Some of the books we read are better than others, but the meetings are always great. Next on my list is Robert Cato's latest on Lyndon Johnson, "Passage of Power.” I try to read one novel and one non-fiction a month.
What about movies?
As we get more fully retired, we are trying to see all the movies that come to La Paloma. Walking downtown, catching an early show, having a bite to eat, and walking home, now that's a hot date! Where are you originally from? I'm a California native, Tulare, to be exact. I've lived lots of places, but this is really home. I've been in San Diego County since 1985.
What area of philanthropy tugs at your heart and drives you to make a difference?
I've always been interested in mentoring, both on a personal and organizational level. I have recently become interested and involved in Community Resource Center's Domestic Violence program. My husband, Helmut serves on the board of Coastal Community Foundation, and we are both very attached to our community.
What attracted you most to join SVP?
I had served on a few boards, but none that functioned at a high level. I was (and still am!) looking to learn the skills that make a good board member and the attributes that make a board function smoothly. I think hanging out with SVP Partners and friends will be a good way to learn those sorts of skills and I’m looking forward to meeting more partners and being more involved in SVP in the coming year!