“This community to me is a big deal”

Scott Schlossberg is a busy man. With a booming Farmers Insurance agency, a set of triplets just entering seventh grade, and an active volunteer schedule, it’s rare to catch him standing still. When you do, you’ll often hear him praising Fountain Hills and, sometimes, how the Fountain Hills Community Foundation enriches quality of life for its nonprofit organizations and the individuals who benefit from their services.

“There wasn’t any funding at all for social service organizations in Naples. It was all done by private organizations,” he said. “I think it’s awesome that the Fountain Hills Community Foundation is so tangible. The nonprofit organizations here need assistance, and the Foundation is giving them that assistance.”

As the former director of finance for the Catholic Church diocese in Naples, Florida, Scott participated in a lot of fundraisers which supported many of the nonprofit organizations in the area. When wife, Shelley, accepted a job opportunity in Arizona, the couple moved their family to Fountain Hills in 2014 and Scott purchased a Farmers Insurance agency.

“We chose this place because it was a small town with a Mayberry feel. I want to keep that feeling.”

Scott does his part to make sure that happens. In addition to his support of the FHCF, he is also a Four Peaks Rotarian, sits on the board of directors for the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce, and is vice chairman of the Fountain Hills Planning and Zoning Commission. His Farmers Insurance agency supports area teachers several times a month by purchasing $150 of school supplies selected by each educator.

And his triplets are learning by example.

“They know service,” he said. “Watching me, they learn. I want them to have a strong work and service ethic as well.”

Scott, who used to scour Daytona Beach for cans to recycle as a kid (Spring Break was his favorite time of year) says it seems to be working. The triplets help him with trash duty during Rotary’s commitment to the Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts Fair. And thanks to the odd jobs they’ve been able to pick up around town, they’ll be opening their own savings accounts at the local bank later this month.

“This community to me is a big deal,” he said. “As a business owner, if I can improve it, I’m going to do it. It’s the right thing to do.”