Martha Freedman is involved in a variety of philanthropic endeavors with a primary focus on humanitarian, educational, and youth empowerment goals. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the JDC, the American Friends of Hand-in-Hand: Center for Jewish – Arab Education in Israel, Holocaust Museum Houston, and the American Jewish Committee.
In addition, she served for many years on the Boards of the Emery/Weiner School and Amigos de las Americas.
She is a retired attorney, having specialized in Immigration and Nationality Law in Houston, Texas. She began her career at the New York Legal Aid Society in the Juvenile Rights Division.
Martha has a B.A. from New York University and a J. D. from the University of Houston Law Center. She and her husband, Donald, have four adult children.