Scott Usher, Director of Major Gifts

Scott UsherScott Usher joined the USA Swimming Foundation in May 2016 as the Director of Major Gifts. Scott brings experience as a USA Swimming member and Olympian, swim coach for both club and collegiate levels, and development experience in major gifts, annual fundraising, database management, events, and board management. Born and raised in Grand Island, Nebraska, he earned his bachelors from the University of Wyoming and his M.S. in Sport Studies from Miami University. During 2004-08 Scott qualified for the 04’ Olympics, and '04, '05, '06, and '07 World Championships. Recently, Scott served as the Assistant Director of Development, Major Gifts Officer at Miami University.   

As the Director of Major Gifts, Scott plans and implements strategies for the Foundation’s major gifts program to increase donations at higher levels. He also contributes to other strategic fundraising initiatives including the annual fundraising plan, grant writing, sponsorship, and events. 

Usher lives in Colorado Springs, CO, with his wife, Shannon, and son Grant. 


Phone: 719-866-3614