Richard Moehl ardently supports both the biology department and the Clarke Historical Library at CMU.
His nominator for the award wrote, “If he sees a way for CMU to be involved in any opportunity for funding or acquisition, he is on the phone to let us know about it, along with an offer to help.”
Richard is helping with the university’s efforts to acquire a boathouse on Beaver Island for use at the CMU Biological Station. He has visited campus for meetings about the project and has drawn into the discussions others who may be able to help.
He serves as president of the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association, based in Mackinaw City, and he is co-founder of the Michigan Lighthouse Project, a collaboration of agencies and associations to facilitate the transfer of lighthouses in Michigan.
Richard arranged to conduct a GLLKA meeting in the Park Library, and when the members saw the Clarke Historical Library, the association voted to donate its archives to the library. The association has continued to conduct its meetings at the Clarke, and many members have become donors and supporters of the library.
Before retirement, Richard had a 32-year career in the field of investments and was a founding partner of Beacon Investment Co., Ann Arbor. In 2000 he received the Gov. George Romney Lifetime Achievement Volunteer Service Award.