David Aresty, a Psi chapter alumnus, received the ZBT Man of the Year Award on August 2, 2012. The honor was presented at the ZBT National Convention in Chicago, IL.
Aresty ('79) was honored for his philanthropic works with several organizations, including the University of Alabama. He was the impetus for Dressing Up! Tuscaloosa, an event for women affected by the Tuscaloosa tornadoes. His generous donation of Alfred Dunner clothing restocked the wardrobes of over 2,000 women affected by the storm.
Faron Lewitt ('97), Executive Director of the ZBT Foundation, spoke on David's contributions and the award he received:
David and his wife Patti are an example of doing something so wonderful words are difficult to come by in order to describe it. They served as the catalyst to make people's lives better who were impacted by the tornadoes in Tuscaloosa. The Man of the Year Award is well deserved.
Aresty was unable to attend the ceremony, but Ken Grodner ('81), ZBT Supreme Councilor, accepted the award in his honor. Grodner, an integral part of Dressing Up! Tuscaloosa, spoke about the philanthropy:
Dressing Up Tuscaloosa is actually one of the most rewarding experiences of my adult life, to work with David and Patti and others who created an unforgettable experience for the women of Tuscaloosa. Through David's genuine care and concern, he inspires others.
Psi chapter wishes to extend the highest congratulations to our alumnus, David Aresty. He was well deserving of the award and is a great example of what it means to be a ZBT.