Moye Contributes to Athletic Program at Concord
NOTE TO EDITORS: By TOM BONE, Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Used with permission.
Athens, W. Va. - A bequest from a Concord College alumnus described as a "dream builder" became one of the largest gifts ever made to the college's athletic program on Thursday.
A nephew of late Princeton resident L. Lloyd Moye presented a check for $169,550 to Concord Athletic Director Steve Lee at a luncheon in Athens.
Philip Thompson said of his uncle's decision to donate to Concord, "He was very proud of his alma mater. He liked to come back for football and basketball games . . . . Lloyd loved all sports. He wasn't particularly athletically inclined himself, but he was a true fan in every sense of the word."
Lee called the bequest "a program-changing gift for the athletic department."
After the luncheon, Lee said, "That allows us to have a constant flow of scholarship dollars that we can build on. This is a lead gift of the campaign that we're kicking off for athletics."
Lee and Concord President Jerry Beasley said that the gift was among the largest made by an individual to the athletic program.
Loretta Young, associate vice president for development at Concord, said of Moye, "I always considered him to be a dream builder. . . .He's probably giggling today because he's making dreams happen.”
Moye, a Matoaka native, graduated from Princeton High School in 1946 and received his business degree from Concord in 1958, after service in the U.S. Air Force.
He was active in the Concord alumni association and the Princeton Elks. Moye died in 2002.
Thompson also presented gifts from Moye's estate of $376,000 to the Concord College Foundation and $100,000 for use in creating an interfaith chapel on campus.
PHOTO: Concord Athletic Director Steve Lee; Interfaith Chapel Foundation President Tom Bone; Philip Thompson, nephew of L. Lloyd Moye; Concord President Jerry Beasley