Scott to receive hospice award

GLOVERSVILLE — Jack Scott, a member the Mountain Valley Hospice Foundation Board and Operational Board, will receive hospice’s second annual Nancy J. Dowd Humanitarian Award on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at its campus at 108 Steele Ave.

The public is invited to attend the open-house celebration from 5 to 7 p.m., with the award presentation at 6. Finger foods and refreshments will be served.

Scott began his career as a bank trust investment officer in Connecticut. After that, he became an administrator for a convalescent hospital, which was part of a publically traded company. It wasn’t until 1970 that Scott began his career in broadcasting. He served as a talk show host and sports anchor for an ABC affiliate in Connecticut. He’s been a disc jockey, program director, sales manager, and freelance radio voiceover talent to name a few.

Scott purchased Gloversville’s WENT radio station in 1986. He sold the business in 2018 and retired after 32 years at the station. He is enjoying retirement with his wife of 55 years, Shirley. They have a daughter and two grandchildren.

Throughout his career, Scott has had significant involvement with many local not-for-profits and community projects. He has served on the MVH board of directors for 25 years, acting as chairman in 2005-06 and again in 2015-16. He holds a seat on both the MVH Foundation Board and Operational Board. Besides his involvement with MVH, he has volunteered his time with the following foundations and boards: Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Colonial Health Care (Nathan Littauer Hospital), Family Counseling Center, Fulton County Economic Development Corporation, Eccentric Club, and the Fulton-Montgomery Leadership Academy.

Scott played a role on the Fulton County YMCA Capital Campaign Committee, Gloversville Library Committee, and American Society of Adult Abuse Professionals and Survivors Promise Advisory Board. Many remember Scott from the Miss Fulton County Pageants, for which he acted as emcee for 15 years. He was awarded the Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow Award and Fulton County Bar Association Law Day Liberty Bell Award. Most recently, he and his wife shared the Lexington ARC annual Community Service Award.