Kara Moore 1995

Kara Moore
  • Managing Director of Global Philanthropy and Engagement | Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • B.A., English, History of Art; Minor in Dance | Sweet Briar College, 1995

Kara Moore is a fundraising, special events and marketing specialist. She serves as the managing director of global philanthropy and engagement for Bloomberg, a media company dedicated to delivering real-time business and financial information to decision-makers around the world. Kara, Class of 1995, advances the vision of Bloomberg Philanthropies, which works to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people.

Kara Moore is a fundraising, special events and marketing specialist, serving as the managing director of global philanthropy and engagement for Bloomberg, a media company dedicated to delivering real-time business and financial information to decision-makers around the world. Kara, Class of 1995, advances the vision of Bloomberg Philanthropies, which works to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people.

Beginning her career at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Kara produced exhibition events and implemented the gallery’s promotional strategy for corporate sponsors and major donors, working extensively with the White House and diplomatic corps. From 2000 to 2005, she was the acting director of special programming and events at The Museum of Modern Art, raising more than $7 million annually. Kara was also responsible for orchestrating and developing the strategic planning for the museum’s reopening in late 2004. As assistant development officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Kara worked on key events such as the Costume Institute Benefit. 

From 2005 to 2009, Kara was director of sponsorship and events at UBS Financial Services. In charge of all cultural sponsorships in the Americas, including Art Basel Miami Beach, Kara managed more than 130 events a year. From 2010 to 2014, Kara served as executive director of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Special Projects and Community Events, responsible for supervising the coordination of hundreds of community and citywide events hosted by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the City of New York. 

Currently, Kara serves on the Friends of the Good+ Foundation, started by Jessica Seinfeld, supports the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, MoMA and the Children’s Museum of the Arts.