Scott Lumpkin consults with nonprofit organizations and individuals on transformational philanthropic strategies, with a focus on planned, major and principal gifts. Prior to launching his consulting firm in 2015, Scott had a 32-year development career at the University of Denver working with high-net-worth donors, leading its gift planning program for more than 25 years before serving five years as Vice Chancellor of University Advancement.
Under Scott's leadership the University of Denver successfully completed its $488 million ASCEND Campaign in 2014, coinciding with DU's 150th anniversary. He was also instrumental in DU's previous $273 million campaign that transformed the campus in the 1990s. During his career at DU, Scott played a significant role in securing many of the University's largest gifts, reflecting his recognized expertise in charitable gift planning and ability to build strong relationships with alumni and friends.
Scott is a past board member of the National Committee on Planned Giving (NCPG), now the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, as well as a founding member and Past President of the Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable. He has directed national research projects on the motivation and characteristics of gift planning donors, and helped developed national guidelines for counting and recognizing planned gifts.
Scott speaks regularly to boards and staff of nonprofits on philanthropy, charitable planning and the integration of planned and major gift fundraising efforts. He is a dual-degree University of Denver alum and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Masters in Business Administration from DU.