Special Olympics Chief Inspiration Officer Makes USA Today’s Inspiring Woman of Pennsylvania List

Loretta Claiborne, Special Olympics Vice Chair of the Board of Directors and Chief Inspiration Officer, was recognized by USA Today in the Women of the Century USA TODAY 100 project.
Loretta speaking onstage.
Loretta Claiborne, Special Olympics Vice Chair of the Board of Directors and Chief Inspiration Officer at a Special Olympics 50th anniversary event.

This is an excerpt from a USA Today article titled Taylor Swift, Christina Aguilera, Patti LaBelle Among Inspiring Women on Pennsylvania List.

Her (Loretta Claiborne) influence has reached the halls of government. In 2001, she addressed the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee about health care for the mentally disabled. She introduced President Bill Clinton at the opening ceremonies of the 1995 Special Olympics World Games.

Today, her public addresses focus especially on the treatment of people with disabilities.

Running remains part of her physical conditioning, and on some of her routes in her hometown, she can see a large brick office building with big letters on the side: “The Loretta Claiborne Building.”

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