SCOTT RUBUSH

MANAGING CONSULTANT

As a managing consultant at American Philanthropic, Scott Rubush has been a trusted advisor to nearly 100 charitable organizations, grantmaking foundations, and other institutions working to advance civil society. Whether it’s advising on investments in organizational growth, managing the day-to-day workflows of high-performing development programs, or tailoring appeals for ultra-high-net-worth philanthropists and multi-million-unit direct response campaigns, Scott helps our clients reach the next level in revenue growth and institutional effectiveness.

Before joining American Philanthropic, Scott spent eight years in foundations and major gifts management at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, helping secure gifts as large at $5 million and helping ISI successfully execute a $76 million capital campaign. He also worked for the Center for the Study of Popular Culture, editing the news website and providing editorial support for several book projects. His early career also includes stops at the Washington Times and a U.S. Senator’s Capitol Hill office.

Scott is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he edited the Carolina Review, a student news and opinion journal. He also completed coursework in Political Journalism at Georgetown University in conjunction with The Fund for American Studies and earned an MBA in Strategic Management from Villanova University. He lives in the Philadelphia suburb of Downingtown, PA, with his wife and two young children.

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