Madeleine H. Berman, a pianist and former music writer for the West Bloomfield Eccentric, has long been active with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Humane Society of Michigan, the Detroit Zoo and Americans for the Arts. Ms. Berman serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of Americans for the Arts and the Boards of Directors of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Opera Theater and the Detroit Zoological Institute. She previously served as Vice Chairperson of the Michigan Council of the Arts in 1984 and on the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in 1994. She and her husband Mandell “Bill” Berman provided the majority of the costs for the new Berman Center for the Performing Arts at the Jewish Community Center in Detroit. The Bermans have a residence on Longboat Key.