Senior Development Officer
Wanda Scott brings over 17 years’ experience in nonprofit administration in key development and marketing roles. Prior to joining EBCF, Wanda led the Office of Institutional Advancement for Pacific School of Religion, a progressive interdenominational seminary committed to social change located in Berkeley, CA. There she led the fundraising, marketing and communications, and alumni relations team. Prior to Pacific School of Religion, she served as Director of Development at Case Western Reserve University, and held positions at John Carroll University, The Cleveland Orchestra and United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta. Wanda served on the planning committee and led workshops for the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) Annual Development Officer’s conference of over 200 attendees representing seminaries from the United States and Canada and held committee positions with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Wanda holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from Cleveland State University, Ohio, and a Master of Theological Studies from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, where she focused on Biblical Studies and Feminist Interpretations of the New Testament. Wanda has served as an Adjunct Religion Instructor at John Carroll University, and also at Cuyahoga Community College. She has moderated and served on panels on interreligious dialogue and religious education and presented workshops on the topic. She contributed the chapter “The Religion Classroom as a Site for Justice” to the 2016 book, Comparative Theology in the Millennial Classroom: Hybrid Identities, Negotiated Boundaries (Routledge, 2016).
Wanda is native Clevelander who is delighted that she no longer has to survive Cleveland winters. Her background includes the performing arts as a trained ballet dancer and classical pianist. Although now she is only an admirer rather than a performer. She loves all-things Frida Kahlo, 80s music, traveling, and hiking. On any given weekend you can find her on a local trail or traversing the forest and coastline of Point Reyes National Seashore, her “happy place”.