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Darla Moore

Investor and Philanthropist; Founder & Chair of the Palmetto Institute; Former Vice President of Rainwater, Inc.

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Darla Moore Biography

Darla Moore is an American investor and philanthropist. She is the former president and a partner of the private investment firm Rainwater Inc. and was married to Richard Rainwater, who founded the firm.

Moore is Founder and Chair of the Palmetto Institute, a nonprofit think tank aimed at bolstering per capita income in South Carolina. In addition, she is Founder and Chair of The Charleston Parks Conservancy, a foundation focused on enhancing the parks and public spaces of the City of Charleston.
 


She is the first woman to be profiled on the cover of Fortune Magazine and named to the List of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in American Business. She has served on numerous corporate boards, including Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, The South Financial Group and MPS Group. She formerly served on the National Advisory Board of JP Morgan and was formerly a managing director of the predecessor Chemical Bank.

Moore serves on the National Teach for America Board of Directors and The Culture Shed Board. She has served on the Board of Trustees of the New York University Medical School and Hospital and on the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees.

The University of South Carolina’s Business School is named in her honor, the only 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 along with Condoleezza Rice are the first women members of Augusta National Golf Club.

A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Moore holds an MBA from George Washington University.

Since around 2008, Moore spends most her time in Lake City in a house built on a plantation that has been in the Moore family for six generations. In recent years, she has invested around $100 million into the city. Moore has turned the farmland into the Moore Farms Botanical Garden.

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  • What are the speaker fees for Darla Moore

    Speaking fees for Darla Moore, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Darla Moore are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Darla Moore, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Darla Moore speak about?

    Darla Moore is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Business Leaders, Economy and Finance, Education, Finance, Leadership Speakers, Non Profit.
  • Where does Darla Moore travel from?

    Darla Moore generally travels from Lake City, SC, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Darla Moore’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Darla Moore for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Darla Moore for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Darla Moore or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Investor and Philanthropist; Founder & Chair of the Palmetto Institute; Former Vice President of Rainwater, Inc.

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Darla Moore Biography

Darla Moore is an American investor and philanthropist. She is the former president and a partner of the private investment firm Rainwater Inc. and was married to Richard Rainwater, who founded the firm.

Moore is Founder and Chair of the Palmetto Institute, a nonprofit think tank aimed at bolstering per capita income in South Carolina. In addition, she is Founder and Chair of The Charleston Parks Conservancy, a foundation focused on enhancing the parks and public spaces of the City of Charleston.
 


She is the first woman to be profiled on the cover of Fortune Magazine and named to the List of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in American Business. She has served on numerous corporate boards, including Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, The South Financial Group and MPS Group. She formerly served on the National Advisory Board of JP Morgan and was formerly a managing director of the predecessor Chemical Bank.

Moore serves on the National Teach for America Board of Directors and The Culture Shed Board. She has served on the Board of Trustees of the New York University Medical School and Hospital and on the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees.

The University of South Carolina’s Business School is named in her honor, the only 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 along with Condoleezza Rice are the first women members of Augusta National Golf Club.

A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Moore holds an MBA from George Washington University.

Since around 2008, Moore spends most her time in Lake City in a house built on a plantation that has been in the Moore family for six generations. In recent years, she has invested around $100 million into the city. Moore has turned the farmland into the Moore Farms Botanical Garden.

Darla Moore Videos

  • 2014 Economic Outlook Conference, Darla Moore School of Business
    Watch the compete program of the 34th Annual Economic Outlook Conference presented by the University of South Carolina's Darla Moore School or...
  • The Darla Moore School of Business
    Members of the University of South Carolina's new Darla Moore School of Business community share their excitement about the building, and the message...
  • Lessons for Success - Darla Moore
    Darla's lessons for success from the 14th Annual London Business School Women in Business Conference

FAQs on booking Darla Moore

  • How do I book Darla Moore to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Darla Moore for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Darla Moore, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Darla Moore or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Darla Moore

    Speaking fees for Darla Moore, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Darla Moore are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Darla Moore, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Darla Moore speak about?

    Darla Moore is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Business Leaders, Economy and Finance, Education, Finance, Leadership Speakers, Non Profit.
  • Where does Darla Moore travel from?

    Darla Moore generally travels from Lake City, SC, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Darla Moore’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Darla Moore for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Darla Moore for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Darla Moore or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Darla Moore is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Darla Moore for your event is available upon request. Darla Moore generally travels from Lake City, SC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Gina Miller, Marla Blow, Donna Orender, Mimi Crume Sterling and Catherine Wood. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Darla Moore for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Darla Moore Speaker Videos

  • 2014 Economic Outlook Conference, Darla Moore School of Business
    Watch the compete program of the 34th Annual Economic Outlook Conference presented by the University of South Carolina's Darla Moore School or Business.
    The Darla Moore School of Business
    Members of the University of South Carolina's new Darla Moore School of Business community share their excitement about the building, and the message it sends about the the university and the state.
  • Lessons for Success - Darla Moore
    Darla's lessons for success from the 14th Annual London Business School Women in Business Conference
    Re-potting: A Sustainable Career Lived - Darla Moore
    Keynote speaker from the 14th Annual London Business School Women in Business Conference: Darla Moore, Founder and Chair, Palmetto Institute

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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