Arlene Mayerson, Trustee: A Lifetime of Momentous Work
Congratulations & thank you, Arlene Mayerson!
Neal Mayerson, President of the Manuel D. & Rhoda Mayerson Foundation, shared the incredible accomplishments of his sister, Arlene Mayerson, as a disability civil rights attorney. Arlene’s career was recently summarized along with her announcement of retiring after 40 years. Neal writes:
“In a nutshell, when Arlene graduated in the top of her class from one of the most prestigious law schools in the country, she was presented with many opportunities with big law firms. However, she listened to the voice of her heart that was inspired by what was then the very beginning of the civil rights movement by people with disabilities, and so took a non-profit job with the organization leading this new movement. Over time, she was the legal mind on a team of activists who developed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and she, along with her colleagues, worked tirelessly to get it passed into legislation as the law of our land. Our world is a better place because of this momentous work. Since its passing she has worked to defend it and clarify it as it has been applied to the many arenas of our public lives.”
Here is a link to the announcement regarding the momentous lifetime work of Arlene Mayerson: