Dorothy S. McAuliffe
For years, Dorothy McAuliffe has been a committed advocate for women’s health, public safety, social justice, and equal opportunity for all Virginians, particularly Virginia’s children. As First Lady of Virginia, Mrs. McAuliffe is creating pathways to nutritious food for all Virginians. Her work with the Commonwealth Council on Bridging the Nutritional Divide and the No Kid Hungry Virginia campaign has led to an increase of over 10 million school breakfasts per year, helping more students come to the classroom fed and ready to learn. Long active as a volunteer in her community, the First Lady firmly believes that national service deepens Americans’ understanding of the responsibilities, not only the rights of citizenship, and cultivates the next generation of leaders. In order to expand national service opportunities in the Commonwealth, the First Lady inspired over 50 institutions to sign on to the “Compact on National Service,” which will integrate service opportunities on college campuses, and helped establish Virginia as the first state designated as an Employer of National Service.
Dorothy McAuliffe is a graduate of The Catholic University of America, and completed her J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center. Mrs. McAuliffe is the Honorary Chair of the Women’s Global Leadership Forum.