The Charlotte Moran Memorial Fund, a 501c3 organization, has been established to honor the legacy of long-time women’s soccer advocate, Charlotte Moran, who lost her battle to pancreatic cancer in May 2009 after heroically battling the disease for nearly two years.
Charlotte had been involved in soccer for more than 20 years, beginning at the grassroots level as a team manager through roles at regional and national levels. In addition to her leadership roles as the state level, she also served as the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Girls Region I Administrator for a number of years as well as the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program National ODP Girls Chair.
A staunch supporter of girls and women soccer players, she hosted women’s national team games in Pennsylvania, promoted the professional women’s league and encouraged clubs and schools to offer girls’ soccer.
Moran worked with the girls in her region to teach a love of the game, not only as a player but a spectator. On many occasions she addressed girls’ teams and organizations, sharing with them the unique qualities of the game and how the team concept fostered in the game helped develop personal growth.
Funds raised will be used to provide financial support to anyone who has been involved as a player, coach, or administrator of girls or women’s soccer for their positive contribution to the sport or in support of their continued work in the development or promotion of the women’s game. Donations may be made online or sent to: Charlotte Moran Memorial Fund, 6015 Middlewater Ct., Columbia, MD 21044.