The Newark Public Library is pleased to announce the appointment of Spencer Scott  as our new Chief Development Officer.


Spencer Scott arrives at The Newark Public Library after
26 years in public relations and fundraising. He began his
career as the Director of Public Relations with The
Salvation Army State Headquarters when it was located in
Newark. After The Salvation Army’s headquarters moved
to Union, he assumed the role of Assistant Director of
Development where he helped lead the fundraising team
that raised $7M annually. He then took a position with
New Jersey Institute of Technology, in Newark, where he
was responsible for major gifts and planned giving raising
money for scholarships and educational programs. His
next position brought him to St. Joseph’s Regional
Medical Center in Paterson as the Director of
Development where he raised money to support various
hospital initiatives and organized the hospital’s annual
gala which was held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. The event raised $1,000,000. In 2002,
Spencer joined the staff of The First Occupational Center of New Jersey in Orange as the Director of
Development where he raised money to support programs associated with moving developmentally
disabled people for dependence to independence. A move back to healthcare brought him to East
Orange General Hospital as the Executive Director of Development where he was instrumental in
revitalizing a non-existent fundraising program that included securing gifts and pledges for a $1,000,000
campaign for emergency room renovations and organizing the first “Ball of the Oranges” after a 20 year
absence which raised $145,000. Another move back to higher education brought him to William
Paterson University in Wayne as the Director of Major and Planned Gifts where he has been responsible
for raising over $10.2M from 2007 to 2018. Under his direction the planned giving program has grown
to include 54 charitable gift annuities for a total of $720,000, secured a $1,000,000 bequest and he
cultivated the largest bequest to date at the University in the amount of $5,000,000.

**Correction: a previous version of this announcement mistakenly listed Spencer Scott’s title as “Senior Director of Development.” His correct title is Chief Development Officer.