From the farthest corner of the earth to his nextdoor neighbor, Scott Sawinski joins Jake’s Network of Hope as the executive director in order to continue a legacy that impacts individuals across the globe.
“We are all just one circumstance away from needing a helping hand to potentially get us on the right path forward,” Scott said. “I believe in the good of everyone and I can’t wait to align those relationships so that we can make our communities and the world a better place. A place where a helping hand can be the springboard to new opportunities in their lives.”
Scott brings more than 15 years experience in the nonprofit industry, including work at Valley Packaging Industries in community outreach and then a public relations and fundraising role for Rawhide Youth Services. Most recently, he was the executive director of the Fox West Chamber where he grew membership and revenue during a time of uncertainty, with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the way a relationship building industry operates (in-person meetings), but closing 2021 with one of the best years ever for the chamber.
“I am passionate about Jake’s mission and have a complete buy-in to what’s being accomplished. I look forward to building relationships and will strive to make a bigger impact in helping more individuals, families and other non-profit organizations to make the world a better place.”— Scott Sawinski, Executive Director at Jake’s Network of Hope
Scott is married to Angela and has three children: Daysia, Dayvian and Daylin. Together, they owned a small business in the health and wellness sector, with locations in Greenville and Hortonville. He’s originally from Milwaukee and a proud UW-Whitewater graduate. He loves to cook and travel and is passionate about his faith and church, Pathways Church in Appleton.
He also plays competitive ultimate frisbee, with a club team based out of Madison and competes at the highest levels. He enjoys all Wisconsin sports teams, especially the Packers and all of our state basketball teams. Fun fact: also, at one time, he was the racing Polish Sausage for the Milwaukee Brewers!