Rick R. Moore in 2019
“Perhaps one of my most important journeys was as legal counsel to Linda Pace.”Rick R. Moore, President, Linda Pace Foundation
Rick R. Moore, President of the board of the Linda Pace Foundation, passed away Saturday, October 5th, following a six-year battle with renal cell carcinoma. Without his leadership, the completion of Ruby City would not have been possible. This weekend as we inaugurate Ruby City, we will celebrate the lives of both Linda Pace and Rick R. Moore.
“We are devastated by the passing of our dear colleague and friend, Rick R. Moore. With a sharp mind and compassionate soul, Rick helped guide the Linda Pace Foundation since its inception. As we prepare for our public opening—a time for both celebration and reflection—Rick’s presence and unwavering support will be deeply missed.” Kathryn Kanjo, Trustee
Rick was appointed as head legal counsel to Linda Pace in 2001, performing all of the legal, financial and investment oversight roles for her various for-profit and non-profit entities, which he considered one of the most important journeys he embarked upon in life. Working closely with Linda on a daily basis, Rick helped her form the Linda Pace Foundation in 2003 and joined her on the board as one of the trustees. Together they endeavored to fulfill Linda’s desire to create a contemporary art center in San Antonio.
For his entire career, he represented tax-exempt organizations in formation, governance, stewardship and taxation issues. In addition to being a lawyer and a CPA, he was a frequent lecturer on legal and taxation issues relating to private foundations and public charities. He acted in various fiduciary and professional capacities on multiple boards, family office councils, investment committees, private trusts and civic organizations.
While there will not be a public service for Rick, those who wish to celebrate Rick’s life can do so with memorials to Ruby City made payable to Pace Exhibitions, LLC, P.O. Box 830607, SAT, 78283.