The Legacy of Jonathan Moore

$45,045 of $100k goal

Raised by 213 people in 1 month
Upendo Moore
on behalf of Brian Rauschenbach
 SEATTLE, WA

On March 8th, 2017 I lost my beloved father, Jonathan Moore, from complications of a rejected kidney transplant. He will be dearly missed by our family and his friends.

I am Upendo Moore, 18, first son of Jonathan Moore & Erika White along with my brother Miles, son of Jonathan Moore & Caitlin Brower Moore.

I would like to extend a special "THANKS" for all of the outpouring of love and support from everyone and for sharing their stories of my poppa and how he has impacted their lives & careers.

I always knew my poppa was a special father but it was really crazy and a little overwhelming to see how far and how many people he touched around the world.

Currently I am attending Shoreline Community College in the music program. I am working part-time to help supplement my school costs and this money will be used to further my college education and to setup a college fund for my baby brother Miles. We will create a college 529 Plan for Miles so that he can choose where ever he wants to go to school to pursue his dreams and ambitions. The money will also help my family offset costs for the memorial service.

The last 18 years of my life spent with my father were beyond fullfilling and I hope that we can continue his legacy through the arts and the love of community.

My poppa was a teacher at Franklin, a mentor to all, an artist and musician. He volunteered at Miller Community Center and gave countless hours of his life focused on the Youth here in Seattle and nationwide. He helped shape the Seattle music scene first with his group Source of Labor then managing artists through Jasiri Management Group and later on the radio supporting and raising up Seattle artists on his Sunday Sound Sessions show on KUBE. When people would ask him where he is from, he would say "Seattle---Ten toes deep".

I Love you Poppa,
Upendo Selassie Moore

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Rest in Power "Word Sayer", "Johhny Merlot", "J. Moore", "Jon Jon", "Flash", "Mali", "The Mayor"

April 21, 1969 - March 8, 2017
"Peace, Love & Unity" - Word Sayer

https://theintentionallifesite.wordpress.com/2017/03/11/thank-you-jon/

http://www.seattleweekly.com/music/memories-of-moore/

http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/03/09/25014099/seattle-hiphop-pioneer-jonathan-moore-dies-at-47

http://www.seattleweekly.com/music/seattle-hip-hop-legened-jonathan-moore-47-passes-away/

http://blog.kexp.org/2017/03/10/r-i-p-jonathan-moore/




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A close friend from Merrill Lynch will be helping us set up the college plan for Miles and trust account for Upe. We are beyond grateful for your support.  -- The Moore Family





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$45,045 of $100k goal

Raised by 213 people in 1 month
Created March 11, 2017
Upendo Moore  
on behalf of Brian Rauschenbach
MP
$25
Michael Parker
20 days ago

RIP J.Moore

KM
$50
Kevin McCleskey
20 days ago
MW
$25
MoniQ Wise-Price
21 days ago

For SNSS and what you gave back to the Seattle arts scene.

AS
$100
Alec Schweikert
21 days ago
PJ
$75
Parker Joe
21 days ago

Thanks & Praises

KS
$27
Kaben Schwartz
21 days ago

-love, kaben

DL
$30
Delia Lacson
21 days ago
$36
Anonymous
21 days ago
EB
$50
Erin Bender
21 days ago

VG
$100
Vicky Lee/Seattle Theatre Group
23 days ago

All of us at Seattle Theatre Group value Jonathan's leadership in music & art; especially with helping to launch our Re:definition Gallery Program. Sympathies to his children, wife & family.

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