Maxine Aaronson has been an active member of Altrusa International Inc., of Downtown Dallas since 1990. She is often asked to serve on the grant screening committee for the club’s Section 501(c) (3) foundation because of her extensive knowledge of local community organizations. In 1996, her fellow Altrusans presented her with the club’s Community Service Superstar Award. In 1999, the Downtown Dallas Altrusa club honored her when they nominated her for the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award, the highest award given for community service by the international Altrusa organization.
Since 1989, Maxine Aaronson has used her talents as a negotiator to assist the City of Dallas Legislative Director as a pro bono addition to the lobby team. She was honored by former Mayor Ron Kirk and the Dallas City Council and presented with a Council Resolution in Special Recognition for this work in 1999. She continues to help the City of Dallas with its legislative program as needed on a volunteer basis.
In September 1995, Maxine Aaronson was appointed by the Office of Public Insurance Counsel to serve as a Public Member on the Executive Committee of the Texas Market Assistance Program for Residential Property Insurance (MAP). During her tenure on the MAP Executive Committee, Maxine served as the Secretary of the MAP Executive Committee, as the Chair of one of two working groups that originally developed and implemented the Plan of Operation for the MAP, and as Chair of the data collection committee, which was charged with making program performance assessments and identifying those areas of the state of Texas which were underserved for residential property insurance. Maxine Aaronson is especially proud to have been the primary force behind and principal author of Tex. Ins. Code Sec. 5.33B, which created the Voluntary Inspection Program, and removed a serious impediment to the availability of homeowners insurance in Texas.
Maxine Aaronson serves as a pro bono legal adviser to several local non-profit organizations on an ad hoc basis. Over the years, she has also served on the Residential Services Committee for the Association of Retarded Citizens of Dallas and volunteered as a swimming instructor for 3 to 5 year olds at the Central YWCA.