Susan B. Anthony List
“Mary is a servant leader who inspires the best in others and teaches by word and example that we truly are called to care for our neighbor, especially those most vulnerable. Through the Nurturing Network, she has responded with urgency and effectiveness in helping to build a world culture ready to sustain and protect human life. I'm honored to have a small role in the good work of TNN.”
Jane owns and is President of Abraham Strategies, L.L.C. This company offers
political and strategic marketing services and visibility event planning
services to a variety of private sector clients.
Jane also founded and served as President of the Susan B. Anthony List for eight years. The Susan B. Anthony List is a not-for-profit education committee with a connected Political Action Committee.
In the past, Jane held several political jobs in Michigan and Washington, D.C. From 1989-1992 she worked for the Republican National Committee. During her tenure there, she was Director of Political Education, Director of Intra-Party Development and Deputy Political Director. In 1992, she took a leave of absence to serve as Convention Manager for Vice President Dan Quayle. From 1982 1989, Jane worked for the Michigan Republican State Committee in a variety of senior roles.
Jane has a special interest in issues that affect children and women. She has been involved in several charitable organizations in Michigan and in Washington, D.C., including being Honorary Chair for the Safe Kids Coalition in Metro Detroit and Co-Chair of the Parent Education and Support Committee for the Michigan Ready to Succeed Partnership. She has also been active in the March of Dimes, the American Red Cross and breast cancer awareness organizations.
Jane currently serves on the boards of the Detroit-based Covenant House serving at-risk and homeless youth who have nowhere else to turn, the Arab American National Museum based in Dearborn, the LAB School, a nationally recognized center for the diagnosis and education of children with learning disabilities and the Meridian International Center, a nonprofit educational and cultural institution that promotes international understanding through the exchange of people, ideas and the arts.
Born in Detroit, Abraham was educated in the Detroit and Warren, Michigan public schools. She attended Oakland University and graduated from that institution with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration and Public Policy in 1981 at the age of 19. In addition to attaining academic honors at Oakland. Abraham was also President of the university’s student government in her senior year.
Jane is married to the Former U.S. Secretary of Energy, Spencer Abraham, and they have three children, Betsy, Julie and Spencer.