Director of Philanthropy and Engagement


Philanthropy and Engagement



Emmalee Scott serves as the Director of Philanthropy and Engagement with the ACLU of Illinois. In her role, Emmalee is responsible for developing and steering ACLU strategy for philanthropy and engaging a broad array of people, communities, and entities across the state in the ACLU’s important work.  Emmalee is also a driving force behind the creation and success of the ACLU Next Generation Society, which began in Chicago and now has a presence in other parts of the country.

Prior to joining the ACLU, Emmalee served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador, and a fellow for Habitat for Humanity. A native of central Illinois, she attended the University of Illinois before earning her master's degree in public affairs from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and certificate in social entrepreneurship from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.