Rare Statement on the Passing of Betty Moore

December 14, 2023

We are saddened by the loss of Betty Moore, a generous philanthropist, a passionate advocate for science, and a champion for the environment.

Through the vision and support of Betty, her late husband, Gordon, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Rare launched the Center for Behavior & the Environment (BE.Center) in 2017. With the Foundation’s continued support, the BE.Center has trained over 2,500 environmental practitioners in behavior-centered design, while building an online community of practitioners from over 80 countries. Today, the BE.Center serves the environmental field as an open-access hub, equipping practitioners, students, and others working on the frontlines of our greatest environmental challenges.

The team at Rare offers its heartfelt condolences to Betty’s family and everyone at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.