Adeline Zoller Memorial Scholarship
Adeline was born May 23, 1914 in Hamilton, Ohio. She was described by many as a “real treasure” to the Hamilton community. Adeline graduated from Hamilton High School, then attended Capital University, Northwestern University, and graduated in accounting from Columbia University in 1937. She worked for various employers including Miami University and Hospital Care Corporation. She traveled extensively in North and South America and Europe. Her devotion to volunteering and service was remarkable. She accepted leadership roles and served on the boards of the Hamilton YMCA, the United Way budget committee, Fort Hamilton-Hughes Hospital Board and the Fort. Hamilton Hospital Foundation, as well as Hamilton’s Park Commission, Hamilton chapter of the American Heart Association, and the Hamilton American Red Cross. Adeline served as president of the YWCA, the Hamilton Garden Club, the Chamber of Commerce’s Urban Design Committee, and the Friends of the Parks, which she established. In addition, she was a member of the American Association of University Women and PEO. She has been a patron of the Cincinnati Zoo, Westover and Berkeley Square Retirement Communities, and the Hamilton Community Foundation. According to her nephew, John Zoller, Adeline was a trail-blazer. She was an inspiration to the next generation of women in the family because of her independence and determination. In 2005, our community lost a dear friend, a trusted steward of the environment, a gifted gardener, an advocate for the arts and education, and a consummate volunteer. However, because of Adeline’s forethought and devotion, this incredible woman’s legacy will live on through this scholarship fund as well as an unrestricted and designated funds established at the Hamilton Community Foundation.