On July 11, 1983, George L. Moore created several trusts to benefit the Aurora community. On March 23, 1984, George L. Moore renamed the trust the George L. and Genevieve D. Moore Family Trust.
With the consolidation of these trusts, George Moore noted, “Mrs. Moore had, and I also have a concerned and active interest in young people and it is my intention that the income (from the trust) be used for public and charitable purposes in providing or subsidizing non-tax supported programs for or on behalf of the young people of Aurora and neighboring communities.”
Mr. Moore further outlined his intentions noting, “In addition to programs of an educational, informative and recreational nature, said funds may be used to assist needy young people from Aurora in furthering their education. No one addicted to the use of tobacco in any form can qualify for such financial aid, and each recipient of such aid must earn through gainful employment at least as much as the amount of the grant, during each calendar or school year of the award to qualify for such aid.”
The George L. and Genevieve D. Moore Family Scholarship was first awarded in 2014 to one student who received a $3,000 award. Since that time, more than 100 Aurora High School students have received scholarships totaling more than $170,000.