About Susan

Susan L. Suarez

SusanSSusan L. Suarez knows the local philanthropic community and also brings a perspective  from experience working with a wide variety of organizations nationally.

Susan has 30+ years of experience in the nonprofit sector, including senior development and executive director roles with the American Red Cross, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the Community Foundation of Collier County, and Eden Autism Services of Florida.  As a consultant since 2003, she has helped dozens of nonprofit organizations define their strategy, improve their fundraising results, and succeed in achieving their mission.

She has a bachelor’s degree in economics and French from Stanford University and an MBA  from Santa Clara University. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive.

Susan also consulted with community foundations and other associations nationally as a Senior Consultant with Ekstrom Alley Clontz & Associates (www.eac-associates.com).