The Nicholas School community responded with profound sadness at the news that Curt Moffatt, chair of our Board of Visitors, passed away Dec. 28 while on vacation with his family.
Curt was more than a friend of the Nicholas School and Marine Lab, he was one of our great champions, with an unwavering commitment to our mission. His keen intellect and clear-eyed understanding of environmental issues – honed during a nearly 40-year career as one of the nation’s most respected energy and environmental legal counsels – were leavened with a spark of optimism and sense of purpose that were contagious.
His joy in helping us celebrate our recent $20 million gift and the renaming of Grainger Hall last November was palpable. The image of him grinning from ear to ear all night long is one that will stay in the hearts and minds of many at the Nicholas School for a long time to come.
We will miss his wisdom, encouragement and enthusiasm.