Scott Edmonds helps manage existing Foundation relationships and identifies new ones in specific parts of the South. Prior to joining MRBF, Scott served as a program manager at MDC, Inc., a research, analysis and advisory organization and frequent partner of the Foundation based in Durham, North Carolina. There, Edmonds contributed content for publications (including MDC’s flagship State of the South), and conducted project design and management, community coaching, and policy and data analysis to address the systemic and structural forces that constrain upward economic mobility and perpetuate racial inequities. He also provided strategic consulting services for several philanthropic foundations as part of MDC's Passing Gear Philanthropy work.
Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in political science (cum laude) from the University of Missouri and a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In his personal time, Scott enjoys cooking, international travel, live music, being outdoors and spending time with his wife and young son.