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ORAU donates to SCOTT Foundation to jumpstart employee’s new nonprofit organization in honor of her late husband

Organization provides support to area police officers and their families

Oct. 2, 2014

Photo of check presentation by Eric Abelquist and Tony Lester to Jody Crisp

ORAU Executive Vice President Eric Abelquist (left) and ORAU Senior Associate Director for Scientific Assessment and Workforce Development Tony Lester (right) present ORAU employee Jody Crisp with a $1,000 check to help her new nonprofit organization that supports local police officers and their families, the SCOTT Foundation, named in honor of her late husband.

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—ORAU donated $1,000 to help jumpstart a new nonprofit organization, the SCOTT Foundation, founded by one of its employees in honor of her late husband.

After Jody Crisp’s husband, Scott, passed away in 2013 following a swimming pool accident, she said she wanted to make something good come of it. She founded the Sharing Compassion for Officers Through Tributes (SCOTT) Foundation, named in honor of her late husband. Established in 2013, the SCOTT Foundation provides financial assistance for various expenses of fallen, seriously injured or ill police officers and their families throughout East Tennessee.

Allen "Scott" Crisp spent his career in law enforcement. He served with the Clinton Police Department., Anderson County Sheriff’s Department., U.S. Air Marshal and B&W Y-12 as a special response team security police officer.

“The SCOTT Foundation was established to carry on Scott's passion for helping others and to give back to those who protect and defend our freedom,” Jody Crisp said. “That is where his heart was.”

The SCOTT Foundation provides numerous services, including financial assistance and connecting police officers and their families to resources in the community in addition to providing moral and emotional support.

Jody Crisp said she wants to do everything right with the SCOTT Foundation. She said she is planning to attend three classes on her own this fall offered by the University of Tennessee on leadership, marketing and event planning for a nonprofit organization.

The SCOTT Foundation held its first fund-raising gala this past August, which Crisp said was a success by all accounts.

Crisp said she always is looking for ways to make the organization better. She encourages partnerships and volunteer opportunities with the organization. For more information on how you can either support the SCOTT Foundation or apply for assistance, visit

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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