Sally Ann Zoll '72 Among 'Women Who Mean Business' Honorees
November 5, 2008
November 5, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. — Sally Ann (Draper) Zoll, chief executive officer of United Through Reading and 1972 graduate of DePauw University, is a recipient of the 2008 San Diego Business Journal's Women Who Mean Business Award. Zoll was honored at an October 23 ceremony, reports the publication. The annual program salutes local women business leaders for their excellence in career and community.
United Through Reading is a nonprofit organization that helps military families and others stay connected by filming parents reading children's books aloud and sending the DVDs home to children. Under Zoll's stewardship, the program has helped more than 500,000 family members.
"We are so proud of Sally's earning this honor," said Betty Mohlenbrock, founder and chair of the United Through Reading board of trustees. "Her passion, keen intellect and dedication to serving our beneficiaries is exemplary."
Developed during the Persian Gulf War in 1990, the United Through Reading Military Program is available to all Carrier Strike Groups, Expeditionary Strike Groups, Construction Battalions, Marine Corps Expeditionary Units, Brigade Combat Teams and to deploying National Guard, Reserve and Air Force Units upon request. United Through Reading was the nation's first nonprofit to promote the read-aloud experience for separated families. Research shows that the read-aloud experience is a way for children to experience the joy of reading and gain critical learning and communication skills.
Access a list of award winners at the Business Journal's Web site.
For more information about the United Through Reading Military Program, click here.