Women’s Hall of Fame

Lorraine Moriarty

LORRAINE MORIARTY, Child of God, can facilitate a benefit black-tie dinner for 400 and the next day make sandwiches for the homeless. Her position is never a means to arrogance, but a greater means to service. Lorraine has been very influenced in her education by the Sisters of Mercy in New Zealand and the Jesuits in the United States. Executive Director of the St. Vincent de Paul of the Society of San Mateo County since 1994, she has committees herself to the building of community at a grass roots level, not only among the less fortunate, but among those who would serve them as well. She manages a staff of 40, collaborates with 33 cluster groups of nearly 800 Vincentians who in turn serve 32,000 individuals of which more than 40 percent are children. She is a member of the San Mateo County Homeless Continuum of care Collaborative and has been a part of Inter Agency Collaborations for 11 years. Her love for the poor and marginalized is an inspiration. Lorraine has an unshakable faith in God and love of family. Twenty-six years ago she joined the detention ministry to better understand her husband who was ministering in the prisons as deacon. She continues to visit the incarcerated to this day. Her ability to love knows no limit.
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