Women’s Hall of Fame

Lucy Hupp Williams

Contracting polio at the age of 15 did not stop Lucy Hupp Williams then and it does not stop her now that she is in her seventies. Lucy is a shining example of moving past physical restrictions, becoming all she can be and giving all she has to give. She is an extraordinary woman with a volunteer portfolio that demonstrates that she has truly touched the lives of hundreds upon hundreds of children and youth, enriched the community with access to information about local history, and advocated for people with disabilities. Further, she has demonstrated an exceptional dedication to meeting community needs as they arise. Over the years Lucy has donated her time and resources to projects ranging from Boy Scouts to the Police Athletic League to San Mateo High School Sports programs, to the Foster City and Orinda historical Societies. She has taught Sunday School; canvassed for the US Census; made costumes for a local theatre group; coached girls softball; taught self esteem classes for the disabled; served as a volunteer driver and dogsitter for the visually impaired; and once housed a family from Argentina until they found a permanent home. Lucy was the first female Vice Commissioner for the Police Athletic League and has served on numerous Boards of Directors including Women’s Auxiliary, San Mateo Co-op Nursery, and Center for Independence of the Disabled in San Mateo County. Currently Lucy is a public member of the San Mateo Commission on Disabilities Americans with Disability Act (ADA)Compliance Committee that works to assure that public facilities are accessible. Lucy’s tenacity and her zeal for community involvement serve as a role model for us all.
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