Dr. A. Barnett Scott Service Award

The 2011 Charity Gala was dedicated to long-time board member and past chairman of the board Dr. A. Barnett Scott.

A native of Humboldt, Tennessee and a leader at Humboldt High School, he served as captain of both the football and basketball teams. Dr. Scott attended Memphis State College and earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee.  He married his high school sweetheart, May, and was blessed with three children.  In 1959 he enlisted in the U. S. Navy where he served until 1970. He retired after 21 years of service and moved to Jackson to begin his private practice with Drs. George Dodson and Ed Crocker. This practice would later become Jackson Surgical Associates.

The Foundation was blessed with an ideal board member in Dr. Scott, who was in his third term as a member of the board of directors at the time of his death in August 2011. His involvement as volunteer, donor, visionary and chairman helped move the Foundation to many records, including reaching $15 million in assets during his term as board chair from 2005 - 2007. In 2008, he was honored with a Jackson Award for Community Service.

The Dr. A. Barnett Scott Service Award was established to honor Dr. Scott after his death in August 2011. Foundation staff and board thought it fitting to honor his legacy by annually recognizing someone who selflessly served the Foundation and its programs.  Each year, the Foundation staff selects a volunteer who has served the Foundation and the community in an altruistic way. 

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