Scott Abdul-Salaam

Scott V. Abdul-Salaam was born October 19, in Winchester Massachusetts. He grew up mainly in the State of New Jersey but did move around due in part to his parents numerous career opportunities. Scott attended school up until the 6th grade in Chicago. After graduating from high school back in New Jersey, he went off to college in Greensboro, North Carolina to attend and receive a B.A. degree from NC A&T SU, where he studied architecture engineering and art design. He later decided to go back to school to earn another degree in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design.

Scott worked hard in the corporate arena, being promoted up to executive vice president, which landed him in several publications. Scott found himself on the cover of Network Journal where he was awarded one of the 40 under 40 honors, which is the top 40 African American executives in the country, under the age of 40. (The award ceremony took place at Columbia University, in New York City). Scott has been directly responsible for some of the success of very notable athletic and fashion apparel Brands: Marithé François Girbaud, Starters Sportswear, And1 Basketball, Sedgwick & Cedar, Rebook and the NBA just to name a few. After twenty years of hard work, much international travel and several awards, Scott decided to start his own foundation as a way of giving back to the community that has given him so much. The ScottCares Foundation was established in November of 2005 as a way for high school students to tap into their artistic and creative potential while embracing the arts. ScottCares foundation provides such students the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to attend college and pursue a career in the Arts. In 2010, Scott’s foundation adopted a school in the Ashanti region of Ghana, West Africa where he travels and helps with the school, students and the community. Scott’s philosophy is expressed very nicely in the foundations global mission “One World, One Humanity”.

Scott has several honors and awards under his belt and belongs to many organizations. He is a proud life member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated where he sat as Director of licensing and business development for the fraternity in Washington, DC (International headquarters). He is also a member of the Prince Hall family, Free & Accepted Masons, Past Master of Olympic Lodge #795 out of Winston Salem. He received the highest degree in masonry October 10, 2010 his 33rd degree. In 2018, the Grand Master of North Carolina appointed Scott as the new Worshipful Grand Director of Marketing for the state of NC. He is a member of the arts council, Winston-Salem Urban League, Who’s who, Chamber of Commerce and has served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corp.

Scott’s pride and joy is helping students fulfill their academic dreams and reaching their full potential. He severs as a mentor and tries to inspire young folks working towards greatness as the assistant executive director at Welfare reform liaison project located in Greensboro, NC. Scott is the single parent of two incredible children, Scotty and Samiyah. Scott has two brothers that graduated from Morehouse College and three sisters that graduated from Mississippi, Salem College and NC A&T SU. In 1995 Scott completed his fifth pillar of his faith and made the life changing pilgrimage to the Holy City of Mecca, where he performed Hajj. Scott believes that we all have a responsibility to do the right thing. Organizations, awards and degrees mean nothing if you are not trying to help someone better their life and condition. Scott thanks God for all that is good in his life and his parents for their love & support.