Charles Scribner

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Charles Scribner ~ Executive Director

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Charles Scribner became Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s Executive Director on January 1, 2010, having been Director of Development since June 15, 2005. During college, Charles was inspired by reading The Riverkeepers and interning at Hudson Riverkeeper and The Trust for Public Land. Charles graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history from Princeton University in 2005 after writing his senior thesis, The History of Waterkeeper Alliance. Also in 2005, Charles earned an Environmental Studies Certificate from Princeton Environmental Institute.

While leading Black Warrior Riverkeeper, Charles attended UAB where he earned a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management, an MPA, and induction into the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. In 2017, Charles won the UAB College of Arts and Sciences’ Alumni Service Award and the Alabama Rivers Alliance’s James Lowery Service Award. In 2018, he was elected President of the UAB National Alumni Society’s MPA Chapter and Chair of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama’s Task Force for the Stewardship of Creation. In 2019, Charles was elected Chairman of Waterkeepers Alabama and won Holy Family Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program’s Supervisor of the Year. In 2023, Charles was elected to the board of the UAB College of Arts and Sciences.

At the Cathedral Church of the Advent, Charles is an outreach volunteer and leads a Bible study group. He also volunteers as Treasurer of the Princeton Alumni Association of Alabama and as a trustee of four scholarships for top Alabama students: the John Kaul Greene Scholarship (St. Paul’s School, NH), the Robert R. Meyer, Jr. Fund (Princeton University), the Princeton Prize in Race Relations, and the MPA Alumni Scholarship (UAB). Charles and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Birmingham with their children, Elizabeth, Charlotte, and Charles, and their nephew, Hampton.

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Elizabeth and Charles Scribner at a 2005 Hudson Riverkeeper event across from West Point.

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