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Katherine Scott

Katherine Scott

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What do you do at NCFP?

I work on our programming with community foundations, engaging the next generation, and connecting families to resources or others with similar experiences.

What are your favorites?

visiting family across the country
Family Tradition
Family Tradition:
going to an orchard for apple cider donuts
women & youth
Matt Wertz & nursery rhymes
spending time with my little one and working on my house
rain makes applesauce

What is the biggest trend in the field of family philanthropy?

Engaging families together to continue to share family values and further support the family across generations and long-term.  Family philanthropy has been such a transformational experience for families themselves and for communities.

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 on building knowledge platforms, connecting donors to nonprofits, capacity building,  organization effectiveness.  I hold masters in nonprofit management and philanthropy from Indiana University’s SPEA & Lilly Family School. I have a BA from Wittenberg University. I grew up in Illinois.

What do you like most about your job?

Connecting donors and friends to resources and supporting their giving is my favorite part of my job.  I am excited to support families in their philanthropy and making change together, while also continuing to engage with community foundations—which is where I started giving back as a young person.  As my family has grown, I have continued to reflect upon how important it is to me to encourage philanthropy and support others as they navigate family and philanthropy.