Charles Scribner ~ Executive Director
Charles Scribner became Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s Executive Director on January 1, 2010, having been Director of Development since June 15, 2005. Charles attended high school at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, where he gained a passion for ecology and broke records in alumni fundraising. In 2003, Charles was inspired by reading The Riverkeepers, subsequently interning that summer for the author, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., at Hudson Riverkeeper. He then volunteered for Waterkeeper Alliance, Hudson Riverkeeper, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, and The Trust for Public Land while finishing college.
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. In 2010, he received a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from UAB. In 2013, Charles was inducted into Pi Alpha Alpha, The National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. In 2015, he received an MPA degree from UAB and was elected to the UAB MPA Alumni Society Board. In 2017, Charles won the UAB College of Arts and Sciences’ Alumni Service Award and the Alabama Rivers Alliance’s James Lowery Service Award.
Charles is a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama’s Task Force for the Stewardship of Creation. At the Cathedral Church of the Advent, Charles publishes daily social media updates, leads a weekly Bible study group, and is a member of the Planning Team. He also volunteers as Treasurer of the Princeton Alumni Association of Alabama and as a trustee of three scholarships for top Alabama students: the John Kaul Greene Scholarship (St. Paul’s), the Robert R. Meyer, Jr. Fund (Princeton), and the MPA Alumni Scholarship (UAB). Charles and his wife, Elizabeth, have two daughters, Elizabeth and Charlotte, and one son, Charles.
Elizabeth and Charles Scribner at a Hudson Riverkeeper event across from West Point.