Katherine Scott

Program Director


(202) 350-9380

What do you do at NCFP?

I curate our programs for giving families, peer networks, and community foundations. I connect families and staff to resources, tools, and others with similar experiences.

What did you do before NCFP?

I came to NCFP after a few years working at a family foundation remotely to lead a national network and capacity building effort, supporting youth engaging in philanthropy. My experience includes having worked at community foundations across the country in Boston, San Diego, and Tucson. I hold masters’ in nonprofit management and philanthropy from Indiana University’s SPEA & Lilly Family School. I have a bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University. I grew up in Illinois.


Making Space at the Table: Welcoming New Voices to Your Family Giving

Posted on July 12, 2018 by Joel Luedtke, Justin Maxson, Katy Rees, Michael Brunker, Valerie Jacobs Hapke, Katherine Scott

There are so many ways to welcome new voices into your family giving to enhance your own giving and family impact. Having others engaged can enhance diversity, inclusion, help your own family, and introduce new ideas and perspectives for impact. Hear from families who have found creative ways to engage non-family board members, the next generation, and community input. Leave… Read More

Changemakers: National networks engaging next gen philanthropic leaders

Posted on March 17, 2016 by Andrea Zucker, Biz Ghormley, Brendan Adams, Iris Brilliant, Manuela Arciniegas, Mary Galeti, Rebecca Balter, Katherine Scott

Family foundation boards are expected to see a period of unprecedented change over the next few years, with a new generation of philanthropists poised to take over leadership roles. It's more important than ever that we provide emerging philanthropic leaders with a variety of networking opportunities and resources to allow them to effectively address the most pressing social issues… Read More

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