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United Way of Central Florida Receives $100,000 Gift

Thank You Mr. Scott 

United Way of Central Florida Receives $100,000 Gift

Highlands City, Fla | United Way of Central Florida has received one final gift from an old friend. Philanthropist and former phosphate executive Malcolm Sanborn Scott, who died from skin cancer in 2015, left UWCF $100,000 to give at-risk children a fighting chance to meet their potential. 

UWCF will invest the $100,0000 gift in Central Florida’s children. The money will be used to purchase supplies for childcare centers that serve children from low-income families and participate in the Master Teacher Initiative. Children taught by teacher who participated the Master Teacher Initiative increase vocabulary skills three times faster than other children, as measured by nationally normed tests. Scott’s passion for early childhood education led him to becoming a founding member of the Early Learning Coalition of Polk County and working with UWCF’s Success by Six program for children from low-income families.


Malcom Scott

Born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, in 1933, Scott became vice president of Florida phosphate operations for CF Industries. Mosaic purchased the company in 2014. Scott also received UWCF’s George Jenkins Volunteer of the Year Award in 2002 for his commitment to those in need.




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