Scott Walter

Scott Walter is President of the Capital Research Center in Washington, D.C. He also heads Campion Consulting, which provides philanthropic consulting for donors in the fields of education, civic literacy, and aid to the underprivileged; and customized writing for nonprofits and businesses. Scott served in the Bush Administration as Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. He was responsible for all educational issues from pre-K through postdoctoral levels. His portfolio also included Head Start, assimilation of immigrants, faith-based and community initiatives, and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Prior to joining the White House, Scott was vice president for publications and research at the Philanthropy Roundtable, a donor group. There he edited Philanthropy magazine, one of the field’s most respected journals, and also produced numerous donor guidebooks on such topics as charter schools, assisting the poor, school choice, conservation giving, and funding public policy research. Scott has also been a senior editor at the American Enterprise Institute’s flagship publication and a senior fellow at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. A graduate of Georgetown University, Scott lives with his wife, Erica, and their four children in Maryland.

Earnest but inhumane

“Earnestness is stupidity sent to college,” quoth the wise and well-traveled wit P.J. O’Rourke. The line would seem to fit many adherents of the Effective Altruism movement, a trendy subset of the philanthropy world…

Beggars at Passover and Easter

A few texts on serving the least among us come to mind as Jews celebrate Passover and Christians celebrate Holy Week.