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Scott is the Assistant Vice President for Development at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. He is responsible for leading Rowan’s individual giving program with an emphasis on strategic planning and development of the major gift pipeline. He works collaboratively with all deans and development directors throughout the University, helping them set strategic goals and cultivate major gift prospects.

During his career, he has helped over a dozen generous couples and individuals make gifts of $1,000,000 or more. While at Villanova University, his team of philanthropic planners increased their share of Villanova’s fundraising from the five-year annual average of $3,000,000 to the “new baseline” of $18,000,000.

Scott started his fundraising career in foundation relations, annual fund and major giving, and then became a chief development officer. Since specializing in major and planned giving twelve years ago, he has become the go-to person to close the largest and most complicated gifts.

Scott holds a Doctorate in Education from Temple University, a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts from Asbury University. He is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and a Registered Financial Consultant.


The Planned Giving Advisory Council: Building Your Team of Helpful and Influential Donor Advisors

Thursday, September 29, 2005

This article discusses the ideal planned giving advisory council, and how to choose and attract your top prospects. This article explains the benefits of a well-run PGAC, including credibility, access, publicity, reputation, free "advice," and increased planned gifts. This paper also discusses ways that this marketing and relationship-building council differ from a committee of the board, and how to inspire collaboration that benefits their clients and your donors.