Season 8



Giving Back To Your Community with Philips McCarty

Philips McCarty, founder of Good Scout and Executive Director of the FIT Foundation, catches up with Monica and Steve about social impact, nature, and his passion for the arts.

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Philips McCarty and his family first came to Serenbe while searching for a getaway from bustling New York City life - particularly during the height of Covid, when people were really longing for a connection to nature and access to open, outdoor spaces had never felt so important. Now the family splits their time between Serenbe and the city, where Philips serves as the Executive Director of the Fashion Institute of Technology’s FIT Foundation, leading initiatives in strategic philanthropy, social impact investment, and alumni affairs and engagement to support the college’s unique and unconventional heritage. He is also the founder of Good Scout, a social impact consultancy that helps companies, nonprofits, and philanthropists achieve their vision. 

In this interview, Steve and Monica chat with Philips about the importance of getting involved in your local community, giving back, access to nature, and his passion for the arts. 

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Philips McCarty, is founder of Good Scout and Executive Director of the FIT Foundation. He and his family split their time between New York and Serenbe, where Philips hsa gotten involved in both The Biophilic Institute and The Art Farm.


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