Steve Abrams, MEd., currently serves as the Chair of DCRC’s Development Committee. He is a thirty-year veteran in entertainment production and marketing whose career has included stops at NBC, Fox and Disney. After a decade in television marketing, Mr. Abrams has moved into education and entrepreneurship by founding a company geared towards helping high school students who choose not to attend college in finding meaningful careers. This endeavor is also a powerful tool for people with disabilities who want to find long-term employment.
Mr. Abrams comes from a family with a distinguished history in disability activism in Pennsylvania. After the birth of his brother with severe disabilities, Mr. Abrams’ father founded the first Group Home and the first Sheltered Workshop in western Pennsylvania. His work helped enhance the lives of generations of people with disabilities in the area. Mr. Abrams served in a variety of positions, including the board of directors, for both organizations before moving to Los Angeles. Since then Mr. Abrams has served on the board of the Kitty Bungalow for Wayward Cats where he produced the annual fundraiser, a live performance of Cats with various Hollywood stars. He sits on the Advisory Council of the Jewish Learning Center of Temple Beth Am and serves on the Executive Committee of the Franklin Elementary PTA in Santa Monica where he has produced the school’s annual fundraiser for four consecutive years.
Mr. Abrams has a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology with a focus on Molecular Biology from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and a Masters in Education from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he has served as a guest lecturer in the College of Education. He is currently working towards an advanced degree in Instructional Design at UC Irvine. He spends his free time with his wife and daughter, playing sports, writing, and cooking.