Phillies lefthander Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen, will receive honorary doctorates from Saint Joseph's University on April 30.

The Moyers will receive degrees as doctor of public service for their charitable work with the Jamie Moyer Foundation at a special academic convocation on campus.

The Moyers established the foundation in 2000 to help children enduring significant physical, emotional or financial distress. The foundation has raised more than $17 million to assist more than 170 nonprofit organizations that serve children.

Among the foundation's most recognized programs is Camp Erin, the largest national network of bereavement camps for children and teens. This year, the organization is launching programs in 12 cities, bringing the total to 28 camps in 18 states.

"Saint Joseph's holds a special place in my heart and Karen and I are flattered to be honored by the university in this way," said Jamie, who attended St. Joe's in the mid-1980s. "There are a number of great people who help make the Moyer Foundation's efforts possible, so we dedicate these degrees to them and each child who has participated in our programs."

A 1999 inductee into the school's athletic Hall of Fame, Moyer holds the school record for strikeouts in a season and ERA. He is the only baseball player in the school's history to have his number retired. *