GLOVERSVILLE, NY – Mountain Valley Hospice (MVH) will honor and celebrate Jack Scott’s incredible career with the second annual Nancy J. Dowd Humanitarian Award (NDHA) on Tuesday, September 3rd at their campus at 108 Steele Avenue in Gloversville. The general public is invited to attend the open-house celebration from 5-7pm, with award presentation at 6pm. Finger foods and refreshments will be served.
Scott began his career as a bank trust investment officer in Connecticut. Following this endeavor, he became an administrator for a large 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 CT. It is difficult to narrow down a position Scott hasn’t held in broadcasting. He’s been a disc jockey, program director, sales manager, and freelance radio voice-over talent to name a few.
Scott purchased Gloversville’s WENT radio station in 1986 and enjoyed many wonderful years as the owner. He sold the business in 2018 and retired after 32 years at the station. He is currently enjoying retirement with his wife of 55 years, Shirley. They have one wonderful daughter and two amazing 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 chairperson in 2005-2006 and again in 2015-2016. He currently holds a seat on both the MVH Foundation Board and Operational Board. In addition to 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 vital role on the Fulton County YMCA Capital Campaign Committee, Gloversville Library Committee, and ASAAPS 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.
Scott is delighted to be selected as this year’s NDHA recipient and believes that “Nancy Dowd’s vision, vitality, strength of character and determination underpin Mountain Valley Hospice to this day.
She inspired the building of what later became the Nancy Dowd Hospice Home.” He went on to say, “Mountain Valley Hospice is the finest organization I have ever been associated with in my 54-year working career. It has given so much, to so many, and has been a wonderful gift to me personally. I’ve come to embrace the realization that dying really is a component of living and the beginning of a new journey.”
NDHA Task Force Chair, Patrick Dowd said of the recipient, “Jack displays a relentless pursuit to improve his community and to help those who live within it. My family and I have had the pleasure of watching him work directly with our mother and MVH as the organization grew from a small team of committed people working out of a small space in downtown Gloversville to the impressive pillar in our community that it is today. Jack has willingly committed his skills, intellect, personality and influence to help MVH in any way that was, or continues to be, needed. My family and the NDHA Task Force are honored to recognize Jack as the 2019 recipient of this award. We wish to extend our extreme gratitude to Jack and his family.”
For more information about the event, please contact MVH at (518) 725-4545 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of Mountain Valley Hospice is to enhance the lives of those we serve by supporting what matters most to them. MVH supports patients and families in Fulton, Montgomery, Saratoga and Hamilton Counties of New York State. The Nancy Dowd Hospice Home is an elegantly rustic, 8-bed facility with 24/7 care for those seeking comfort. Anyone can make a referral or request a tour of the building. For details, visit mvhcares.org.