Scott Cohen

2020 Volunteer of the Year Award Finalist

Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times

Northwestern Mutual

Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times (CRMFGT) creates a positive, long-lasting impact on children with cancer and their families by providing fun-filled, medically supervised, cost-free camp programs year-round. For nearly 38 years, CRMFGT has provided respite for more than 1,600 special children annually. Because the organization operates free of charge, it is heavily reliant on more than 300 dedicated volunteers who work directly with children and families in providing healing, transformative programming.

Scott Cohen is one of those volunteers. Over the past 13 years, he has dedicated more than 2,500 hours to the organization as a camp counselor and impacted the lives of 17,000 campers. Volunteering with the campers puts life into perspective. During a week-long stay, Scott sees them transform from shy and self-conscious into confident children comfortable in their own skin. Camp provides them a respite from their grueling realities and a chance to feel like a kid again. In addition to volunteering as a camp counselor, Scott has served on the Board of Trustees since 2017 and was recently elected President. In his time on the board, Scott worked to raise more than $2 million in funding which will build a new camp village and provide additional space for campers during their stay at CRMFGT.