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First Book Appoints New Advisory Council Member

Marla Neelly Wulf, Grand Vice President of Programming for Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women, joins First Book leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 2, 2013  — First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise that provides new books to children in need, today announced the appointment of Ms. Marla Neelly Wulf to its Advisory Council.

Ms. Wulf is the Grand Vice President Programming for Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women, a long-standing corporate partner of First Book. As the Grand Vice President Programming, Ms. Wulf oversees all of the Fraternity’s philanthropic pursuits.

"I am honored to represent Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women on the First Book Advisory Council,” said Ms. Wulf. “Pi Beta Phi is committed to literacy, believing that readers become leaders.  Working together to provide books to children in need is a most urgent matter.  I look forward to making a difference together."

“We are delighted to welcome Marla as the newest member of our Advisory Council,” said Kyle Zimmer, president and CEO of First Book. “As a former educator, her leadership and guidance will be tremendously valuable as First Book enters a new phase of unprecedented growth here in the U.S. and around the world.”

About Marla Neelly Wulf

Marla Neelly Wulf is the Grand Vice President of Programming for Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women. She previously served Pi Beta Phi as the Alumnae Regional Director and an Alumnae Region Programming Specialist.

Prior to her Pi Beta Phi leadership, Wulf worked as a middle school principal. She also held positions of Assistant Principal and Instructional Leader during her professional career as an educator.

Wulf holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Kansas State University and a Masters in Educational Administration from the University of Phoenix.

She resides in The Woodlands, Texas with her husband Brent.

About First Book

First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise that puts quality books and resources into the hands of heroic educators serving children from birth to age 18 in low-income communities, providing the wealth of knowledge they need to read, learn and succeed.  Through unprecedented breakthroughs, robust partnerships and an acclaimed business model, First Book is working to end knowledge poverty throughout communities in the U.S., Canada, and worldwide. For more information, please visit us online or follow our latest news on Facebook and Twitter.