Enduring Advocate Awardee
Marlene Hammerman has been an active member of NCJW, both locally and nationally, for many years. Marlene has served in various leadership roles in the St. Louis Section, including VP Advocacy, State Policy Advocacy Chair, and President. She was elected to the NCJW National Board in 2008, and served as Co-Coordinator of the National Grassroots Network, Chair of Washington Institute, and Chair of Higher Ground, NCJW’s campaign to end domestic violence by improving the economic status of women. Currently, Marlene is on the national Trafficking Advisory Board and is active in the St. Louis Section’s efforts to end trafficking.
A graduate of Washington University and the St. Louis University School of Social Work, Marlene has worked most of her adult life as a volunteer. She volunteered as an Options counselor for 22 years at Reproductive Health Services, was President of the Freedom of Choice Council of Greater St. Louis, and is a graduate of Coro’s Women in Leadership Program. The United Way has honored Marlene as Volunteer of the Month, and she has been awarded the Reproductive Freedom Award from the Freedom of Choice Council of Greater St. Louis, the Advocacy and Leadership Awards from NCJW-St. Louis Section, and the Faith and Freedom Award from Faith Aloud. Marlene’s article, “Turning Volunteers Into Advocates For Your Cause” was published on-line by www.energizeinc.com.