Scott F. Blacker was appointed Director of Development at Walnut Street Theatre in August 2023 after working four plus years as Director of Advancement at Bucks County Playhouse.
Scott recently served as the Vice President of Development for Livengrin Foundation, a not-for-profit drug and alcohol treatment center in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, in which capacity he oversaw a successful $8 million-capital campaign. He also managed a major gift from actor Richard Gere. Prior to his tenure there, Scott was the Director of Development for the Philadelphia-based Penn Council for Relationships. And he was the National Director of External Affairs for the LEAD Program, a national nonprofit founded at The Wharton School that works to nurture tomorrow’s diverse leaders through collaborations between America’s premier corporations, higher-education institutions, nonprofits and government agencies. Scott also served as Pennsylvania Campaign Executive for Jewish National Fund where he was awarded National Associate of the Year.
Scott’s career in development began in the political arena, where he worked on several campaigns in his twenties, including the successful election of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Max Baer in 2003, for which Scott served as the Director of Fundraising. Scott also served as an aide to former House Majority Leader Ivan Itkin and Bensalem Mayor Joseph DiGirolamo.
Scott graduated with a business degree from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, where he served as student government president. He did graduate work in public administration at Temple University. He resides in Newtown, Pa., with his wife Jessica and son Andrew (14) and daughter Rachel (17).