Scott Rigney has a big heart for helping others. He’s been BarnRaisers’ Board Chair since its founding in 2012 and he’s worked with board members new and old to drive a singular mission – find ways to help children both locally and abroad.
Scott takes pride in BarnRaisers being an all-volunteer group with no overhead for employees or office space. He says that can make things challenging at times, but people always step up and he’s always inspired by those who are willing to take time out of their very busy schedules to help folks they will likely never meet.
“BarnRaisers is a different kind of charity,” said Scott. “We’ve been able to raise and distribute more than $500,000 so far. We don’t focus on one single group or cause, but we do support charities – from start-ups to growing organizations – who have a passion for helping children locally and globally.”
Scott and his wife Deb of 20+ years have two kids (Cooper and Piper). Scott works for CarDon and Associates – a Bloomington based senior care company – and his responsibilities include real estate development, facilities management, supply chain and technology. Scott loves to travel, trek, golf, and be with family and friends.
“Deb and I were so grateful and moved after we completed our two overseas adoptions,” said Scott. “We felt compelled to do something for all the orphaned children that were left behind. We worked closely with the Kids First Foundation for several years. Then, we wanted to expand the scope to help local charities focused on assisting kids at risk. BarnRaisers was formed shortly thereafter.
“I just really appreciate all the people that have made BarnRaisers a success. From co-founder Pat Chittenden, my wife Deb, all our sponsors, donors, attendees at events, and of course our outstanding board. I feel really fortunate to been associated with these people.”