Board Member Deb Scola to receive Neal Shine Award

We congratulate our board member Deb Scola for being awarded the Neal Shine Award for Media Commitment to Philanthropy. The award will be given out at the National Philanthropy Day dinner on November 10th. Here is what Crain’s Business Detroit had to say about her achievement:

debscola-1202Also, Scola is a founding member and director of Reading Works, a nonprofit focused on improving adult literacy in metro Detroit.

“Deb really sets herself apart as being personally engaged and involved,” said Paula Brown, executive director for Reading Works. “Everyone really likes to work with her because it’s not just a job to her — she really comes across as caring and part of the team.”

Brown had worked with Scola at the Detroit Free Press Summer Dreams program to fund camps for underprivileged and sick children, which Scola directed for six years.

“Every day we publish sad stories in the paper about the challenges and difficulties people have to overcome,” Scola said. “To be able to provide a way to help is the most meaningful part of my job.”

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