Class of 1958
Anne Grimm Scott
Oakland Community College Trustee for 18 Years
First Woman to Chair Boy’s and Girl’s Club Board
Royal Oak Citizen of the Year, 1987
Elected to Royal Oak High School Hall of Fame, 2014
Anne Grimm Scott was a proud product of the Royal Oak schools. She graduated from Kimball in 1958. While in high school she gave a clue to her future success in business by serving as the business manager of the school newspaper, The Herald. Anne went on to graduate from college.
Anne Scott was the founder and owner of two businesses in Royal Oak.: The Scott Group and Temps by Scott. These firms provided support and encouragement to many deserving people in the community by finding them jobs. Her services also met the varied needs of many businesses in the community.
Her work soon got her involved in the community. She was a life-time board member and past president of the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce where she served as a mentor to other business leaders in the community. The executive director of the Chamber described Anne as “…the first to lend her expertise in business or charity work, and the first to open her checkbook, don work gloves and come up with stupendous
Anne Scott was a life time trustee of the Boys and Girls Club of South Oakland County, and the first woman to chair its board. Upon her death in 2013, her friends planted a blue spruce and placed a bronze plaque at the Club’s building in Royal Oak to honor and recognize her many years of leadership and service.
In 1992, Anne Scott was elected to the first of three six-year terms as a trustee of Oakland Community College. She was the founder of a scholarship at the college and represented the school at many state and national conferences during her tenure.
Anne Scott served was an elder in her church and President of the Pontiac Rotary Club. She was on the Board of Directors of the then Wayne-Oakland Bank and was active with the Royal Oak Downtown Development Authority. As a community leader she would often gather people at a local restaurant for a brainstorming session which usually resulted in some form of co-operative action. A colleague on the DDA observed that Anne’s “life was devoted to civic service.”
In 1987 Anne Grimm Scott was recognized as the Royal Oak Citizen of the Year.