Aquarium welcomes new Vice President of Development

Liz Scott
CREDIT: New England Aquarium

BOSTON, MASS. (March 24, 2022) – The New England Aquarium is welcoming Elizabeth Scott as the institution’s new Vice President of Development.

Scott has more than 25 years’ experience in fundraising and the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining the Aquarium, she led the development efforts of The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts, raising funds for global, national, and local conservation priorities. In her role at the Aquarium, she will work closely with the President and Board of Trustees to secure resources that advance the research, conservation, and educational work of the Aquarium.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Liz joining us at such a pivotal time for the New England Aquarium. Her leadership of our development team will be critical to expanding our impact as a conservation organization, raising much needed funds for our scientific research, world-class animal care, and public education as we work to protect the blue planet,” said Vikki N. Spruill, President and CEO of the New England Aquarium.

With a passion for service, Scott began her career as an AmeriCorps volunteer fundraising for a microenterprise organization. Since that time, she has worked with individuals, families, businesses, and foundations to bring tens of millions of dollars to environmental outcomes. Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts in Policy Management Studies from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, and studied nonprofit management at University of Nevada and Leadership at Judge Business School at University of Cambridge, UK.

“I’m excited to link arms with the board, donors, and the entire NE Aquarium community to advance the mission and make a lasting impact on our blue planet,” Scott said. “There is much to do to set our world on a more sustainable path. I look forward to rolling up my sleeves to enable more science, education, and policy for our and future generations.”

Scott joins the Aquarium as the institution plans for its long-term future following two years of disrupted operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Aquarium has continued to offer a safe, educational, and fun visitor experience for people of all ages while advocating for a vital and vibrant ocean in its conservation research, rescue efforts, education, and policy work.


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