On April 16, 1982, when Wes Moore was three years old, his father died of acute epiglottitis. In the summer of 1984, Moore’s mother took him and his two sisters to live in the Bronx, Moore attended Riverdale Country School. When his grades declined and he became involved in petty crime, his mother enrolled him in Valley Forge Military Academy and College.
In 1998, Moore graduated Phi Theta Kappa from Valley Forge with an associate degree, completed the requirements for the United States Army’s early commissioning program, and was appointed a second lieutenant of Military Intelligence in the Army Reserve. He then attended Johns Hopkins University, where he studied international relations and economics and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa in 2001. At Hopkins, Moore played wide receiver for the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays football team for two seasons.
He later became involved with the March of Dimes before serving in the Army. He also interned at the United States Department of Homeland Security under Secretary Tom Ridge. After graduating, he attended Wolfson College, Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, where he earned a master’s degree in international relations in 2004.
He was activated in the Army following the September 11 attacks, and deployed to Afghanistan from 2005 to 2006, attaining the rank of captain in the 82nd Airborne Division. He left the Army in 2014.
In February 2006, Moore was named a White House Fellow to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He later worked as an investment banker at Deutsche Bank in Manhattan and at Citibank from 2007 to 2012
From June 2017 until May 2021, Moore was CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation. During his tenure as CEO, the organization also raised more than $650 million, including $230 million in 2020 to provide increased need for assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic
Write to the Governor. Urge him to run for President of the U.S.
Dear Governor Moore:
I wrote to you once before, urging you to run for President in 2024. I understand that you have deferred, possibly thinking that 2028 would give you the opportunity to gain more experience. While that makes sense, there are more pressing problems facing America. Republican Plan 2025 calls for the elimination of Congress and the courts, with all power emanating from the White House. The Republicans have not tried to hide this from the public. it is clearly their goal. If they succeed, then there may not be any elections in 2028. This is far from an exceedingly small chance of coming to pass. The polls show Trump and Biden tied at the moment. If the two debate and Biden stumbles (which is more than likely) and says “God Save the Queen” one more time, the election will be lost. Throw your hat in the ring now, governor…before there is no longer a ring.