Dr. Miriam Adelson Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom
Monday, November 12, 2018
All of us at The Adelson Educational Campus have known for many years how kind, generous, supportive and worthy of distinction Dr. Miriam Adelson is for her contributions to our Jewish community, our country, and for Israel. Now the whole world will notice when President Donald Trump awards the 2018 Presidential Medal of Freedom to our beloved Dr. Miriam Adelson this Friday, November 16 at the White House.
The medal is the highest civilian honor in the United States and is given annually to people who have made outstanding contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
“Adelson is a committed doctor, philanthropist, and humanitarian,” the White house announcement said. “She has practiced internal and emergency medicine, studied and specialized in the disease of narcotic addiction, and founded two research centers committed to fighting substance abuse. One in Israel and one in Las Vegas.”
“With her husband, Sheldon, she also established the Adelson Medical Research Foundation, which supports research to prevent, reduce, or eliminate disabling and life-threatening illness.”
In addition,“As a committed member of the American Jewish community, she has supported Jewish schools, Holocaust memorial organizations, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces and Birthright Israel, among other causes.”
All the students, faculty and staff are extremely proud to be connected to Dr. Miriam Adelson and the Adelson family. Dr. Miriam inspires all of us with her daily examples of leadership, values, vision and excellence. From all of us at AEC, congratulations!