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Ex-Phillie Jamie Moyer Shares His Philanthropy Story

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(Jamie and Karen Moyer.  File photo)

(Jamie and Karen Moyer. File photo)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Members of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce today got a lesson in giving back to the community from former Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen (above).

As part of a panel discussion on good corporate citizenship held at St. Joseph’s University, the Moyers shared their experiences in running a nonprofit organization that offers free bereavement camps to children who’ve lost loved ones.

The ex-Phillie and his wife now operate 40 camps in 26 states.

“We feel very good about being able to share  our story about the Moyer Foundation and talk about us moving an office here to Philadelphia this year,” Moyer told KYW Newsradio afterward.  “It’s important for us to give back, it’s important for us make a difference, and it’s important for us to give back to children who really don’t ask to be in the situations that they’re in.”

Chamber president and CEO Rob Wonderling says many of the member organizations are ramping up their philanthropy.

“Individual employees almost take it for granted that their company will be offering days of service, tying philanthropy to hours spent volunteeering in the community,” Wonderling said.

Reported by Paul Kurtz, KYW Newsradio 1060.

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