Elaine Alexander 2018
We are delighted to announce that Elaine Alexander is our 2018 Daughter of Distinction. Elaine has served on numerous boards and commissions. In addition to being Executive Director of Leadership Atlanta from 1978-1992, she is a life board member of the American Jewish Committee and Southeast Region’s Anti-Defamation League, and a founding member of the Black/Jewish Coalition. We are particularly moved that she has actively supported organizations which help women. She was a member of the Executive Committee of the Georgia Commission on the Status of Women from 1976-1979, and served on the board of the Atlanta Women’s Foundation from 1997-2004.
She was also the founding president of Vote Choice / A Georgia PAC, and has long been an avid and vocal supporter of Planned Parenthood. Among her many honors, in 1985, Elaine was a recipient of the YWCA Women of Achievement Award, and in 2005, received Planned Parenthood of Georgia’s Living Legend Award. The Anti-Defamation League has also honored her with their Community Service Award (1997), and in 2010, she received the American Jewish Committee Humanitarian Award.