D. Scott Watson

Charitable Work

Scott puts his skills to work outside the office as well. The following are his most active and recent causes.


The Indiana State University Alumni Association is a hub for all things Indiana State University. It has a strong tradition of alumni engagement and continue to foster lifelong connections with their alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and current students. It is an advocate for promoting and preserving the ISU experience and traditions that have affected generations of Sycamores. Scott sits on the board of directors.


Concordia Place is a nonprofit organization with a mission to create involved communities where all our neighbors can gather, learn, and grow. It provides a place where varied economic, ethnic, racial, and faith backgrounds come together in an atmosphere of mutual appreciation and respect. Scott is a member of the board of directors.


Scott is active in his church, Redeemer Lutheran Church, sitting on a four-person council and chairing its Board of Temporal Affairs.

Greater Chicago Food Depository is Chicago’s food bank — a nonprofit food distribution and training center that provides food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository, founded in 1979, makes a daily impact across Cook County with a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, mobile programs, children’s programs, older adult programs, and innovative responses that address the root causes of hunger. Last year, the Food Depository distributed 66 million pounds of shelf-stable food, fresh produce, dairy products, and meat, the equivalent of 150,000 meals every day. Scott provides pro bono advice to this organization.