Anthony L. Scott
Founder and President: StewardshipAdvocates
Anthony Scott is the Founder and President of Stewardship Advocates, a professional consulting, development and fundraising company working exclusively within the Orthodox Church community of North America and abroad. Having received the blessing of Metropolitan Archbishop Theodosius, then Primate of the Orthodox Church in America, Fr. Anthony began this ministry in 1999.
In this capacity he has served well over 100 churches, dioceses and charitable agencies within the Church including the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco, International Orthodox Christian Charities, the Orthodox Christian Mission Center, St. Vladimir’s
Seminary, Project Mexico/St. Innocent Orphanage, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Cathedral in New York, St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in New York, St. Nersess Armenian Apostolic Seminary and the Orthodox Institute at Cambridge University.
Services include annual giving (stewardship), capital campaigns, major gifts, endowments, strategic planning, board development, prospect research, grant proposal writing, planning studies, position analyses, volunteer management and leadership coaching.
From 1987-1999 he was the Vice Chancellor of Advancement at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, directing all fundraising operations of the school including major gifts, grant proposal writing, planned giving, the annual fund, direct mail, prospect research and a $23 million capital campaign. He also accepted responsibility for strategic planning for the school and the development of the board of trustees.
From 1977 to 1987 Anthony was the priest of St. George Orthodox Cathedral in Wichita, Kansas. He accepted responsibility for a 700+ member church community, supervising a staff of four. He was the chief planner and consensus builder resulting in a successful church relocation and construction project.
From 1975 to 1977 he was the pastor of St. George Orthodox Church, Portland, Oregon, serving a 400+member church. While there he instituted a citywide busing program to bring children to church. He served as the general editor of a book published by St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press entitled, “Good and Faithful Servant: Stewardship in the Orthodox Church.” Contributors include Fr. Thomas Hopko, Dr. Jaroslav Pelikan, Fr. Stanley Harakas, Dr. Paul Meyendorff, Fr. John Chryssavgis and many others.
He holds a B.A. in English from the University of California at Berkeley and a M. Div. degree from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. His professional training includes more than 30 seminars, courses, classes and workshops from advancement organizations including Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, The Grantsmanship Center, The Foundation Center, The Fund Raising School, Columbia University: The Warren H. Deem Institute for Theological Education Management, The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, The Institute for Charitable Giving, and The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.
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