Meet Director of Development – Scott F. Blacker
Meet Director of Development Scott F. Blacker
Scott Blacker was appointed Director of Development at Eagleville Hospital in March 2018. Over the coming months, Scott will be building our development program with the aim of carrying out a capital campaign that will address a range of needs, from adding staff and enhancing patient care to updating the facilities.
More immediately, he’ll be undertaking an outreach effort that’s meant to create the foundation for what’s to come.
“Eagleville Hospital deserves to be well-known across the Greater Philadelphia region,” Scott says. “Over the course of its 100-year history, it’s positively impacted countless lives across our neighboring communities, including some within my own circle.”
Scott most recently served as the Vice President of Development for the Livengrin Foundation, a not-for-profit drug and alcohol treatment center in Bensalem, where he oversaw a successful $2 million capital campaign. Prior to his tenure there, Scott was the Director of Development for the Philadelphia-based Penn Council for Relationships.
He was also the National Director of External Affairs for the LEAD Program, a national nonprofit founded at The Wharton School that works to nurture tomorrow’s leaders through collaborations between corporations, higher-education institutions, nonprofits and government agencies.
Behavioral health has always been more than a professional pursuit for Scott. “I’ve had addiction in my extended family. And, truly, I’ve never met anyone whose life hasn’t been impacted by it in some way,” he says. “I’ve been doing charitable fundraising for a long time, and I enjoy the mission-based work. We’re primarily helping people who are deserving and underserved.”
Scott’s career in development began in the political arena. He worked on several campaigns in his twenties, including the successful election of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Max Baer in 2003, for whom Scott served as Director of Fundraising. Scott also served as an aide to former House Majority Leader Ivan Itkin and Bensalem Township Mayor Joseph DiGirolamo.
Scott graduated from Bloomsburg University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and did graduate work at Temple University. He resides in Newtown with his family.