Ms. Scott is an active philanthropist with a history of supporting women and children’s causes. Whether in business or philanthropy, she has always sought out transformative solutions for her community’s problems on a local and national level. Philanthropy is an integral part of the Kendra Scott brand and in 2017 alone, Ms. Scott gave back $4.7 million in cash to support organizations across the US, with an additional almost $10 million in in-kind donations. Her company also gave over 2,000 employee volunteer hours and partnered with more than 10,000 philanthropies at her retail locations nationwide.
She has been awarded with the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 National Award, the Breakthrough Award from the Accessories Council Excellence Awards; been named Outstanding Mother of the Year by the Mother’s Day Council; Texas Businesswoman of the Year by the Women’s Chamber of Commerce; Top 100 Entrepreneurs of the Year by Upstart Business Journal; and Best CEO by Austin Business Journal. She is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, a member of the board of directors of Helm Boots and maintains her position as Chairman of the Board of Kendra Scott, LLC. Ms. Scott currently resides in Austin, TX with her husband Matt and three children.