Golden Valley, MN—R. Scott Gray learned early what happens when someone invests in you. Growing up as an only child of a single mother, he was watched over by his next-door neighbor who kept him focused on school and church. When the man died, he willed his life savings to R. Scott’s family, making college possible. Today, as head of the Minneapolis Urban League, R. Scott continues to invest his time and talent in families that look like his once did. Increasingly his focus is on identifying social enterprise models that improve the educational and employability outcomes of people in urban communities. He will use his Bush Fellowship to build the skills needed to be a national thought leader on social enterprise.
NOTE: R. Scott Gray was offered and accepted a new job that required him to move outside of the Bush Foundation funding region. As such, he is no longer an active Bush Fellow.