Madeline Abramson has a passion for public service. Over the years, she has served as a leading community volunteer in organizations dedicated to the arts, social services, health care, young people and education.
Madeline currently serves as chair of the Kentucky Commission on Women as well as board chair of the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts and has twice served as chair of the board at Maryhurst, a Louisville-based organization that offers residential and treatment programs for young women who have experienced abuse and neglect. She continues to serve on Maryhurst’s board and executive committee. Her efforts also include serving on the boards of the state Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence and Jewish Hospital/St. Mary’s Foundation. She recently completed a two-year term as chair of the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross, Louisville Area Chapter, and continues to serve on its board.
In recognition of her work, Madeline received a series of awards in 2010: the Maryhurst Shepherd’s Heart Award for Volunteer Service; the Hannah G. Solomon Award for community service from the National Council of Jewish Women, Louisville Section; the Women 4 Women Heart of the Community Award; and an Honorary Doctorate in Public Service from Spalding University. She was also recognized in 2010 with the Family Scholar House Lucy Award for her commitment to post-secondary education and equality for women.
A native of Louisville, Madeline’s public service endeavors have taken her to communities across the Commonwealth. Her efforts with the American Red Cross, Governor’s School for the Arts and Maryhurst have allowed her to connect with men and women who share a commitment to enriching the lives of their communities and fellow Kentuckians.
Madeline remains committed to supporting the causes close to her heart and looks forward to meeting and working closely with Kentuckians throughout the next four years to make the Commonwealth a better place for both our families and our future.