Betty J. Mohlenbrock, M.Ed.
Betty J. Mohlenbrock, M.Ed., received her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and her master’s degree in reading and literacy at the University of Illinois. Her background as an educator and reading specialist led her to singlehandedly create a nonprofit organization in 1989 which has benefitted hundreds of thousands of children and family members to date. Her extensive first-hand experience in the nonprofit sector as the Founder and Chair of United Through Reading, an organization with a current operating budget of $1.6 million, has given her a valuable perspective and background which her consulting services provide to other nonprofit organizations aspiring to make the world a better place.
She was honored as the 2008 Woman of the Year for the 74th District of the California Legislature and Oprah Winfrey’ s television show featured Betty’s work with military families in 2007. Among Betty’s numerous awards are the prestigious Peter Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation, the Newman’s Own Award for Outstanding Contributions to Military Quality of Life, the Daughters of the American Revolution Medal of Honor, a national award given to a person who has made unusual and lasting contributions to our American heritage, and the George Washington Honor Medal from Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, an organization that promotes the education of youth about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
Other awards include being identified as one of San Diego’s “Women Who Mean Business”, the 2008 Coronado Legend by the Soroptimist International of Coronado, California, and the University of Illinois Alumni Humanitarian Award recipient for 2008. President George W. Bush recognized Betty in the White House for her dedication to our service members and their families.