Overview

Susan re-joined Schultz & Williams in 2018, having previously worked with the firm from 2007–2014. In between, Susan directed a historically successful $30-million capital campaign at Bryn Mawr Hospital and then served in an interim development role at Lankenau Medical Center. In all, Susan has more than 25 years of development experience in the Philadelphia area and Chicago.

Susan’s development career is focused on advancing the missions of nonprofit organizations ranging from small, locally treasured programs to large, nationally recognized, esteemed institutions. Through effective leadership of capital campaigns and comprehensive fundraising programs, she has inspired colleagues, board members, and essential volunteers to partner in building strategic, meaningful, and enduring philanthropic relationships.

On behalf of Schultz & Williams, Susan has worked with an array of organizations in the culture, healthcare, higher education, and social service sectors. She has provided leadership for campaigns and led major gifts, corporate and annual fund programs in these roles. Her work also includes conducting campaign planning studies and developing campaign infrastructure.

Susan serves as a Force of Nature volunteer and Stoneleigh ambassador for Natural Lands and as a Wildcat ambassador for Davidson College. Susan is past chair of the National Philanthropy Day Awards Committee for the Association for Fundraising Professionals Greater Philadelphia Chapter.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining S&W, Susan led the major gifts program at the Art Institute of Chicago and then at Lurie Children’s Hospital, building on her cumulative experiences from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. To this day, Susan continues leading the way to connect funders with compelling opportunities to advance missions that improve our world.

Recent S&W Clients

  • Cornell Lab of Ornithology
  • Franklin Institute
  • Girard College
  • Gwynedd Mercy University
  • Grand View Health Foundation
  • Haiti Air Ambulance
  • Museum of the American Revolution
  • North10, Phila
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • Pennsylvania SPCA
  • Settlement Music School

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism – Temple University