Philanthropic commitment and dedication to local communities characterize the newest member of The National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) Board of Trustees, Scott Nudelman. When Scott is not working or rushing to pick up his son from soccer, you will find him volunteering for one of a number of the local non-profits he supports. It was Scott’s deep and demonstrated passion for devoting his time and energy to local philanthropic causes that led Stacy Silber and Norman “Chip” Glasgow, Jr. (two current board members) to enthusiastically recommend him to the Board of Trustees.
A native of Columbia, MD, Scott left to attend Dartmouth College, receiving a degree in Political Science. He returned to the area after graduation and began a career in commercial real estate. Since 2004, he has worked on identifying and closing office building investment opportunities at Carr Properties and predecessor companies, and currently leads acquisition and sales efforts as Senior Director. At Carr Properties, Scott took it upon himself to kick start the company’s corporate charitable giving program, of which he is currently chair.
Scott uses his real estate knowledge and donor network to assist organizations in the District of Columbia such as Jubilee JumpStart; an early childhood center in Adams Morgan, Miriam’s Kitchen, an organization working to end chronic homelessness in DC, and Beacon House, a children’s community center in the Edgewood neighborhood of Northeast Washington.
One aspect of being on the board at NCCF that particularly excited Scott was the size, scope and variety of NCCF’s programs. “I initially felt some trepidation when speaking with Stacy and Chip about joining an organization that’s so massive, but I was impressed with the strength of Dr. Chapman and the leadership team at NCCF. While I’ve worked with organizations that focus on specific areas of human services, it’s exciting to be a part of one that covers the whole spectrum of community support.”
A focus on philanthropy comes naturally to Scott and his family. His wife, Karen, is a former development director and consultant for several non-profits in the Washington area. When he is not spending time with Karen and their two children, Ryan and Kira, Scott enjoys running, swimming, traveling and collecting old maps.