Monumental Alumni

Darla Moore

 

Darla Moore

 

 

M.B.A. ’81

Investor, Philanthropist

Monumental Achievement: Business leader and philanthropist Darla Moore made her mark in New York City but her heart is in her hometown of Lake City, SC, where she lives and works to strengthen. Until 2012, Moore was vice president of Rainwater, Inc., a private investment company. She was the first woman on the cover of Fortune magazine and was listed as one of Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business.” She has also been recognized by Forbes, Working Woman, Worth, The Wall Street Journal, and CNN. University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business is the first business school in the nation to be named after a woman. Moore received the Business Person of the Year Award from the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and was inducted into the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame. She is the founder and chair of the Charleston Parks Conservancy as well as the Darla Moore Foundation.

 
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Biography

Unitl 2012, Darla Moore, was vice president of Rainwater, Inc., a private investment company. She is the first woman to be profiled on the cover of Fortune magazine and has been named to the magazine's list of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in American Business. She has served on numerous corporate and philanthropic boards, including Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, The South Financial Group, MPS Group, the National Advisory Board of JP Morgan, the National Teach for America Board of Directors, the Board of Trustees of the New York University Medical School and Hospital, the University of South Carolina and the Lebanese American University of Beirut. She is the founder and chair of the Charleston Parks Conservancy, a foundation focused on enhancing the parks and public spaces of the city of Charleston. She was formerly a managing director of Chemical Bank, the predecessor of JP Morgan, and currently serves on The Shed Board in New York City. The University of South Carolina’s business school is named in her honor, the first business school in America named for a woman. She received the Business Person of the Year Award from the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and was inducted into the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame. She and Condoleezza Rice are the first women members of Augusta National Golf Club. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Moore holds an M.B.A. from George Washington University.

Currently, Darla serves as chairman of the Darla Moore Foundation.

 

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