Donald Moore spent 22 years as President and General Manager of the Greensboro Grasshoppers, and currently serves as the team’s President Emeritus
Under his leadership, the team was one of the most successful franchises in minor league baseball. He and his staff won numerous awards since the team relocated to First National Bank Field in 2005, including six General Manager of the Year Awards, six South Atlantic League Club Merit Awards, and three Community Service Awards. In 2008 and 2021, Baseball America recognized the Grasshoppers as the Most Outstanding Single-A Organization in the country. During his tenure the Grasshoppers organization has donated over $4 Million to local charities. In 2018 Donald created the Babe and Yogi Scholarship Fund at the NC State School of Veterinary Medicine, which is given annually to a vet school student from Guilford County. He also established the Charlie Harville Memorial Scholarship through the Grasshoppers, and since 2003, over 80 local students have benefited from this award.
Moore has received several civic awards, including Father of the Year, the Elaine Ernest Leadership Award, and Unsung Community Hero Award. He was inducted into the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame in 2010, the South Atlantic League Hall of Fame in 2018, and the Page High School Sports Hall of Fame this year. In September, 2023 Governor Roy Cooper bestowed Moore with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest civilian honor in the State, for his significant contributions to his community through exemplary service and outstanding contributions.
Through his volunteer work with the Greensboro Sports Council, he chaired the Pizza Hut Invitational for five years and helped grow it into the largest, most successful high school basketball tournament in North Carolina. The Bill Lee Scholarship was created by Donald in 2001 and since then 88 local student-athletes have received this award.
He also was a founding member of the North Carolina Association of Professional Baseball Teams and currently serves as Past Chairman of that organization.
Moore has been involved with numerous local boards including the First National Bank Advisory Board, The First Tee of the Triad, The Greensboro Sports Foundation, the Guilford Merchants Association, The Bryan YMCA Board, The Greensboro Sports Council, and the Bryan Park Commission and is a past President of the Greensboro Sports Council. He also coached local youth sports teams for over twenty years, and his 1999 14-U Greensboro Warriors were the National Invitational Basketball Champions.
Donald is a graduate of Page High School and NC State University. He and his wife Kim have two grown children, Allison and Donald, Jr., and two black Labrador retrievers, Little Jackie Robinson and Willie Mae Mays.