San Diego’s Moores Gives $2.1 Million to Scripps Research Institute

11/14/08

Software tycoon and San Diego Padres owner John Moores has contributed $2.1 million to kick off a $50 million fund-raising initiative for The Scripps Research Institute. The San Diego facility says the campaign is intended to expand current research programs and recruit elite scientists to the institute’s laboratories in San Diego and Jupiter, FL. Moores, who co-founded Houston’s BMC Software, started San Diego software investment specialist JMI Equity in 1992 and bought the Padres baseball team in 1994. He has served as a member of the Scripps Research Board of Trustees since 1997 and as chairman since 2006.

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  • David Oates

    Well, I guess that’s half of what he saved by not re-signing Trevor Hoffman. At least it went to good use.