Leading organizations through periods of growth is my passion. I relish 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.

For a decade, Suzanne has helped nonprofits raise the capital essential to their missions. As a Senior Vice President, Suzanne is a project leader and has advised organizations with goals ranging from $2 million to $2.8 billion. 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 assisted a wide variety of clients, from small startups to mature organizations, and across client sectors. Suzanne has also presented on Trends Impacting Cancer Center Fundraising for the NACCDO (National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers)-PAMN Annual Conference, on volunteer engagement for the AFP-NJ Conference on Philanthropy, and 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.

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  • Amnesty International
  • Central Park Conservancy
  • City Harvest
  • Duke Health & Duke University
  • International Center for Journalists
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • PBS North Carolina
  • Regis High School
  • Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey & RWJ Barnabas Health
  • Salvation Army of Greater New York Division

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