Darla Moore | Carolina Snaps

Did you know Darla Moore was the first woman featured on the cover of Fortune Magazine and was listed as one of Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business”? Born and raised in Lake City, South Carolina, Darla Moore grew up on the family cotton, soybean and tobacco farm.    

In 1982, Moore received her MBA from George Washington University. She would move on to become one of the most successful and highest paid women in the banking industry. In 1993, Moore began to invest in her home state, focusing on education.  

In 1998, she announced a significant donation to the University of South Carolina’s Business School.   The Darla Moore School of Business became the first business school in the United States to be named after a woman.    


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