Leading organizations through periods of growth is my passion. The opportunity to guide clients as they define their priorities, craft compelling messaging, create and execute a plan, and – most important – inspire support from their communities is incredibly rewarding.

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For more than a decade, Suzanne has helped nonprofits raise the capital essential to their missions. As a Managing Director, Suzanne has advised dozens of organizations with goals ranging from $3 million to $3 billion. She has worked with a wide variety of clients, from small startups to mature organizations, and across sectors, including healthcare, human services, higher education, independent schools, public-private partnerships, arts and culture, and animal welfare. Her areas of expertise include campaign planning, management, and counsel; development assessments; strategic planning; principal, leadership, and major gifts; foundation and corporate support; case development; and staff and board coaching and training. Suzanne has presented at various conferences, including with Women in Development, and at AFP-NYC Fundraising Day in New York, AFP-NJ Conference on Philanthropy, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy International Conference, the National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers-PAMN Annual Conference, as well as written for CCS publications.

Prior to joining CCS, Suzanne spent four years as a grant maker with The Starr Foundation, one of New York City’s largest private foundations. As a member of the program staff, she assisted the Foundation in making over $130 million in strategic investments each year.

Suzanne received her BA from Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University. She received her MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Suzanne, her husband Jon, and their son and two daughters reside in Manhattan with their two rescue cats, Homer and Barney.

select client partners

  • American Society of the University of Haifa
  • Amnesty International
  • Best Friends Animal Society
  • Business Council for International Understanding
  • Central Park Conservancy
  • City Harvest
  • Connecticut Museum of History and Culture
  • Duke Health
  • Duke School
  • Duke University
  • Friends of Hudson River Park
  • Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
  • Horizons National
  • International Center for Journalists
  • Lehman College
  • Manhattan Country School
  • National Committee on U.S.-China Relations
  • New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
  • NYU Langone Health
  • Open Door Family Medical Center
  • PBS North Carolina
  • Regis High School
  • Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey & RWJ Barnabas Health
  • RWJ Barnabas Health
  • Salvation Army of Greater New York Division
  • Save the Chimps
  • Teatown Lake Reservation
  • Trust for the National Mall
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of North Carolina Health Foundation
  • V Foundation
  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network

recent resources

2107 AFP-NJ Annual Conference in Philanthropy Presentation: From Volunteer to Lead Donor: Creative Ways to Engage Prospects

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