Alana Stott is an extraordinary woman who, several years ago, figured out how to raise funds when a large project with significant impact opened the door to a huge opportunity. What she learned in that experience resulted in a million-dollar gain for a mental health charity in response to a Royal request. Along with this success, Alana has helped to free people seeking to take leave from countries in conflict and has been advocating for human trafficking solutions.
Alana has also supported many UK charities as well as military special forces units. This former beauty queen/philanthropist was tapped in late 2022 to be awarded the prestigious MBE Order of the British Empire Award which will be bestowed in 2023 by the King, himself.
Alana has written children’s books on diversity and, recently, she authored a book that shares the secrets of her fundraising success.
Alina Pelka, the founder of the Polish-based NGO, Yorghas Foundation, co-hosts this interview with Frontrunners Development President, Mary Kurek.
Meet Alana Stott
Alana Stott’s Bio
Alana Stott MBE
Author, Producer, Publisher, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur
A true multi-hyphenate Alana founded and developed Wolfraven Omnimedia as a vehicle to help tell amazing and inspirational stories, including her own, while fiercely advocating for causes aimed at making the world a better place. Stott has written the game-changing business and philanthropy book, “How to Ask for Money;” her powerful memoir, “She Who Dares;” and a series of empowering children’s books – all to be published in 2023.
Her storied international philanthropic work has included tireless efforts on behalf of dozens of charitable organizations. She has devoted thousands of hours of her time to numerous non-profits as an advisor and fundraiser, raising millions of dollars for causes such as mental health, veterans, and the fight against human trafficking.
Stott has spent more than 25 years developing and overseeing the growth of a variety of businesses of varying sizes from an array of industries. With a uniquely diverse and accomplished resume, (Her achievements have ranged from traveling salesperson to a debt collector, bodyguard, security specialist, hotel manager, bank manager, former Mrs. Scotland, CEO of an intelligence-based security firm, non-profit consultant, writer, and producer.) She is a firm believer that nothing is impossible or out of reach.
More About Alana Stott
In 2018, Stott raised $1.3 million dollars for a mental health awareness campaign at the request of Prince Harry and Stott’s husband — Dean Stott, a double world record-breaking cross-country cyclist, TV presenter, and former UK Special Forces Operator. This was not her first stint in fundraising. Much like her working life, her business and philanthropic career paths started early.
She qualified as a Ship Security Officer and was one of the first women to receive the Company Security Officer designation, qualifying her to run security on any vessel at sea. Alana is also a fully-qualified Close Protection Officer. Stott is an honorary member of The Special Boat Services Association, the UK equivalent of The Navy’s Seal Team 6. She has organized multiple grand red-carpet events to raise funds for injured special forces soldiers and their families.
In her non-profit work, Stott sources, researches, and meets with potential donors personally, builds relationships and has received multiple accolades for her work, such as ‘Fundraiser of the Year’ (2018) and Scottish Businesswoman of the Year runner-up (2019).
She was awarded the title of Member of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) on the King’s Honor List 2023 for her work supporting vulnerable women and mental health awareness.
Alana Stott’s Contact and Resources
- Mollie’s Adventures: Live Your Own Way – Available for purchase now
- She Who Dares – Available now on pre-order with release date being July 31st
- Mollie’s Adventures: Me & My Friends Play
- How To Ask For Money
- Pre-order links coming soon. See the slideshow below for book cover.
Alana Stott’s Social Media:
- IG – @alanastott
- Twitter – @alanastot
Special Thanks to our Co-host: Alina Pelka
Education: A graduate of master’s studies at the University of Opole, post-graduate studies at the University of Wrocław, and the University of Special Education in Warsaw, Poland.
Occupation: Founder & President of the Board at YORGHAS Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on tackling maternal mortality and period poverty in developing countries, empowering women and girls, supporting mothers, pregnant women, infants, people with disabilities, victims of poverty, and social inequalities with particular emphasis on women’s and children’s rights, spreading racial, ethnic and religious tolerance, fighting racism and all forms of discrimination and social exclusion.
Other activities & experience: Organizer and coordinator of humanitarian and development projects in Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Malawi. Speaker and participant in numerous events for the non-profit sector (DIHAD in Dubai, AIDEX in Brussels, Aid & Trade in London, World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, European Development Days, POLANDAFRICA, etc.).
Global Goodwill Ambassador at the Global Goodwill Ambassadors Foundation (USA). LinkedIn Wonder Woman. Member of the International Advisory Board of the African Rural Development Movement (ARUDMO) in Ghana. International Ambassador of Humanitarian Affairs for FAAVM (Federal Association for the Advancement of Visible Minorities).
Recognized as the “Women of the Year” for her charity work in Africa at the International Runway Achievers and Recognition Awards 2020 in Dublin, Ireland. The International Peace Award 2020 was issued by the Institute of Peace and Development (INSPAD) and the Books For Peace International Special Award was issued by FUNVIC (Fundacao Universitaria Vida Christa) Europe. In August 2022 recognized with the Humanitarian of the Year Award during the 2022 Voice Achievers Awards Ceremony in Banjul, The Gambia.
Founder, Owner, and CEO at MALAIKA enterprise. Advisor at FutuX Agri-Consult company in Nigeria.
President, Frontrunners Development, Inc.
Global Business Developer for Frontrunner Partnerships (UN SDG #17)