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Scott Harkey, MS, NPL’17

  • Part-Time Lecturer
  • Scott Harkey, with over a decade of professional experience in philanthropic development, currently serves as a Director of Development for the Perelman School of Medicine within the University of Pennsylvania/University of Pennsylvania Health System. Since joining in 2015, he has undertaken various roles of increasing responsibility. In his current capacity, Scott supervises and oversees a team of major gift officers, strategically driving major, principal, and deferred giving initiatives for within the Perelman School of Medicine and the UPHS Healthcare System. Scott’s journey in the nonprofit sector began at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation in 2013, where he developed his skills in identifying, cultivating, and stewarding annual giving donors.

    Scott brings a wide variety of professional experience and academic achievement to his role as a part time lecturer with NPLD 5610 Nonprofit Branding and NPLD 5890 Nonprofit Ethics within the Masters in Nonprofit Leadership Program at the School of Social Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. With over a decade in philanthropic development at the forefront of alumni and healthcare advancement, Scott possesses a broad understanding of the nuances between nonprofit management, ethical considerations, and social responsibility. His hands-on experience in cultivating philanthropic relationships and driving revenue growth empowers students with practical knowledge and real-world insights into the challenges and opportunities within the nonprofit sector. Moreover, Scott’s academic background, including a Master’s in Nonprofit Leadership from SP2 as well as multiple certifications in philanthropy and management, underscores his commitment to excellence in teaching and fostering student learning. By integrating his real-world experiences, ethical perspectives, and showcasing commitment to social impact into his courses, Scott empowers students to not only understand the theoretical concepts discussed in class but also how best to apply them effectively in addressing a nonprofit’s fundraising challenges.







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