Madeline Abramson served as Louisville’s first lady for 21 years and is a tireless community volunteer.
As the wife of the longest serving mayor in Louisville history, Mayor Jerry Abramson, Abramson has selflessly devoted a great deal of her efforts to volunteerism. Her passion for public service has placed her as the board chair for the Kentucky Center for Performing Arts and the Red Cross, and leading the board at Maryhurst. Abramson has also served on the board for the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence and St. Mary’s Foundation at Jewish Hospital.
Abramson has earned some very high honors for her many volunteer commitments, including the Ira J. Porter Award from the American Red Cross, the Maryhurst Shepherd’s Heart Award, the Hannah G. Solomon Award, the Family Scholar House Lucy Award, and an honorary doctorate in public service from Spaulding University.