Moira Mulroney is the newly elected Radnor Township Commissioner representing Ward 5. She brings to the role a life spent in community service and relationship building. Moira is an advocate for responsible government and civic engagement. She believes those elected to office are given the solemn duty of serving as the eyes, ears and voices of their constituents. Fiscal responsibility and transparency; traffic control and streets management; residential and business growth respectful of Radnor’s community and culture; and funding for our schools and infrastructure are key issues for which she shares interests with the community. Moira will use her background as a consensus builder to bring civility to public discourse with a priority placed upon bipartisanship.
A recognized nonprofit leader, Moira is the Director of Development & Communications for the Support Center for Child Advocates (Child Advocates), Philadelphia’s legal aid and social services agency serving abused and neglected children. She oversees a staff of six fundraisers and marketing professionals to bolster awareness of the mission and to raise all charitable dollars for the agency’s $4.5 million operating budget. She is often asked to speak on issues of nonprofit management and effective fundraising methods, and in 2016, was recognized with the SmartCEO Magazine’s Executive Management Award. Moira also represents a child client as a Child Advocates Volunteer Attorney.
Moira’s commitment to public service began right out of college working for an Illinois state legislator where she managed constituent services for residents in Chicago’s Southside and learned the power of good advocacy and the importance of building trusting professional relationships. In 1995, she moved to the area to begin her studies at Villanova Law School (’98); she was hired upon graduation by Philadelphia DA Lynne Abraham. For more than 7 years she served as an Assistant District Attorney in the boutique Legislation Unit where she developed state and local legislative strategies to pass sensible crime laws in the Commonwealth, working on issues such as youth violence reduction, gun control, child abuse and invasion of privacy. She also developed the office’s first formal grants program raising $4.5 million annually and advised the District Attorney and staff on crime laws, crime prevention initiatives, and law enforcement policy.
Moira later translated her experience to the nonprofit sector, first as the Director of Grants at the Philadelphia Zoo, then as the Director of Philanthropic Giving at WXPN Public Radio, responsible for raising more than $6 million annually at each institution.
Moira’s connection to Radnor began 30 years ago when her parents moved into the old William Thomas Toll House on Lancaster Avenue in Rosemont and her father became the director of the Graduate Tax LLM Program at Villanova Law School. In 2009, she moved to Bryn Mawr with her husband, her stepson (Radnor ’16) and their two rescue dogs. Moira was a Board member at the William Way LGBT Community Center and served as a Radnor Democratic Committee Representative for Ward 5 Precinct 1. For fun, Moira plays the cello and rides a 1979 BMW motorcycle, when it’s not broken down.