Scott L. Bennett is the vice chairman of the board and chair of the grants committee of Our Fund Foundation, the LGBTQ community foundation of South Florida. Our Fund is the second largest LGBTQ community foundation in the U.S. He is a volunteer with Equality Florida, which seeks to further the LGBTQ political agenda in Florida.
Educated at the University of Michigan and Cornell University Law School, Bennett worked at Standard & Poor’s (formerly the McGraw-Hill Companies) for 37 years. He served as senior vice president, associate general counsel, and corporate secretary and provided legal counsel to the board’s finance committee, nominating and corporate governance committee, and executive compensation committee. Bennett founded the corporation’s LGBTQ employee affinity group.
An active supporter of many national and Florida-based nonprofit and political LGBTQ organizations, he was previously a member of the board at Empire State Pride Agenda. His volunteer experience extends to reviewing films for Outshine, South Florida’s LGBTQ film festival.