Darla Moore

Pioneering Woman in Business & Finance

Darla Moore is partner in the private investment firm Rainwater Inc. and recognized as a pioneering woman in business and finance. Moore was the first woman profiled on the cover of Fortune magazine and was named to the list of "Top 50 Most Powerful Women in American Business." She was also one of the first two women to become a member at the Augusta National Golf Club (along with former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice).

Involvement in South Carolina

Born and raised in Lake City, Moore works tirelessly on behalf of the state of South Carolina; she is the founder and chair of the Palmetto Institute, a nonprofit think tank focused on bolstering per capita income in the state, and the University of South Carolina's business school is named in her honor. She has served on the boards of:

  • Hospital Corporation of America (HCA)
  • Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
  • MPS Group
  • The National Advisory Board of JP Morgan
  • New York University Medical School and Hospital
  • The South Financial Group
  • The University of South Carolina
Darla Moore

She continues to make her home in Lake City and is instrumental in the city's revitalization, with her integral roles in the Lake City Community Foundation, Community Museum Society, and Lake City Partnership Council. She is also heavily involved in the Charleston Parks Conservancy.