Tuti B. Scott is a leader and mentor for high achievers and a catalyst for strategic philanthropy. An energetic speaker and author, Tuti’s work inspires people, organizations, and movements to up the level of their leadership to create and fund change. Coach Tuti has been a leader in women’s rights, social justice philanthropy, and women’s sports/embodied leadership for three decades.

For eight years her company, Imagine Philanthropy, has worked with institutions, collaborations, and foundations on strategic planning, succession planning, campaigns and leadership development. Clients have included Union Theological Seminary, Women Moving Millions, Root Capital, International Women’s Development Agency, Equal Pay Today! Campaign among others. She has been a featured speaker, facilitator and workshop producer for the Women’s Funding Network, the Jewish Women’s Funding Network and many of their member funds on gender lens philanthropy, championing one’s advocacy, brandraising for success among other topics.

The self-designated “Chief Inspiration Officer” of the women’s funding movement, Tuti brings insights about sports, leadership, power and money to her speeches and presentations at philanthropic gatherings, award luncheons, Board rooms and management teams. Tuti worked at the Women’s Sports Foundation for more than 15 years raising $70 million to support the mission of creating leaders and ensuring equal access to sports for girls and women. The women’s sports movement was built by the leaders of the Women’s Sports Foundation (founded by Billie Jean King) who mobilized people, leagues, media and corporations to “invest” in women being strong, competitive and bold.

Tuti is an intersectional feminist and a philanthropist who currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of Tides and is a founding Board member of the Women Win Foundation. She offers her clients and audiences learnings from being a captain and point guard at Ithaca College, a coach at Amherst College, a philanthropist investing in leaders, a Board member of social justice organizations, a successful entrepreneur, and a spiritual being have human experiences including challenges from immune system issues, breast cancer and heart disease.



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