Virgil Scott, CFRE, FCEP

Virgil-ScottWith more than 17 years of nonprofit foundation leadership experience Virgil Scott, CFRE, FCEP, launched Virgil Scott Consulting, Inc. in 2011 with a commitment to serving the nonprofit sector. His vision is to help nonprofit organizations and leaders excel, to reach their full potential.

Virgil is a problem-solver who collaborates on developing effective strategies for short-term results and long-term sustainable success. He understands that every organization is unique, that each one has its own exclusive culture; therefore, it takes distinctive solutions to reach desired goals.

Virgil was the President & CEO of the Fort Hays State University Foundation in Hays, Kansas. He led the capital fundraising effort for the Robbins Alumni Center and the $36 million comprehensive Centennial Campaign. Foundation assets grew from $15 million to $43 million, including a $36 million endowment; during his time with the Foundation while more than $30 million was transferred to the university for scholarships and program support. After implementation of a planned giving program, more than 190 deferred gift donors were identified and secured during a 10 year period.

While Virgil was President & CEO of the University of Northern Colorado Foundation confirmed commitments to the planned giving program increased by nearly 50%, from 83 to 120, over a two year period. Virgil was also Executive Director of the Denver Public Library Foundation.

Prior to his foundation leadership roles, Virgil had a 13 year career in advertising and marketing in the Topeka, Kansas market. In 2004 Virgil attained his Certified Fund Raising Executive certification and he has been a faculty member for the CFRE Review Course for the CFRE exam. In 2016 Virgil was certified as a Fellow in Charitable Estate Planning by the Charitable Estate Planning Institute.

Virgil has had leadership roles with several organizations including

  • President, Denver Rotary Club Foundation
  • President, Western Kansas Council on Estate Planning and Giving
  • Chair, Smoky Hills Public Television
  • President, Topeka Advertising Federation
  • Chair-elect, Kansas United Methodist Foundation
  • Executive Board, American Advertising Federation, 9th District

He is the Immediate Past President of the Board of Directors of the Denver Rotary Club Foundation and is their Legacy Committee Chair; and recently completed a six year term on the Board of Trustees of the Rocky Mountain United Methodist Foundation.