JTO executive director selected for Scottsdale Leadership Class

Linda Zell, JTO's executive director. (submitted photo)

Linda Zell, JTO’s executive director. (submitted photo)

The Jewish Tuition Organization Executive Director Linda Zell has been selected for Scottsdale Leadership’s Class XXXI.

The selection process is made through application, personal interview, and recommendations from community leaders.

“I’m honored to be part of the Scottsdale Leadership program. I look forward to meeting the other members of class XXXI and making a contribution to the community,” said Ms. Zell in a press release.

Each year Scottsdale Leadership selects applicants with leadership qualities who will further develop their civic passion and have a positive impact on their community.

“On behalf of the JTO board we are extremely proud of Linda for being selected by Scottsdale Leadership,” said JTO Board President Fred Wabnik, in the release. “This is a great opportunity for Linda and no doubt a benefit to the community in which we live.”

Ms. Zell has been executive director of the JTO for the past 10 years, the release stated. When she started with the JTO, its fundraising efforts raised $300,000.

This past year the JTO’s fundraising initiatives brought in more than $4 million dollars.

“The growth of the JTO is directly related to Linda’s leadership and dedication,” said Mr. Wabnik in the release.

The JTO is a student tuition organization that raises funds to provide need-based scholarships for children to attend one of six Jewish day schools located in the East Valley, Scottsdale and Phoenix. The funds are raised from individuals and corporations that take advantage of Arizona’s dollar-for-dollar private school tuition tax credit.

The JTO is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) and can accept donations outside of the tax credit. For more information contact the Jewish Tuition Organization offices at 480-634-4926 or visit www.jtophoenix.org.

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