She brings more than 25 years of experience strategically engaging the community in the work of non-profit organizations. In 2016, she raised $3.4 million to support Light City, an event that attracted more than 400,000 attendees to Baltimore and created an economic impact of more than $30 million.
In the weeks following Baltimore’s civil unrest in 2015, Adashek raised $250,000 to create Art@Work, a job training program for city youth.
Adashek has served in volunteer leadership positions and executive staff support for 14 nonprofit boards representing education, the arts and urban planning. She has held prior executive positions at the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Parks & People, and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History & Culture.
Adashek holds a master’s degree in flute performance from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts from Bowling Green State University. She also is a recipient of the Daily Record’s Top 100 Women award.
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