Suzanne Lutz is the Associate Director of Development at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. Suzanne manages the operations of the development department and helps build and execute the development plan. Suzanne is also responsible for running special events and implementing the information technology systems to support the department. She assists with the design of the communication message as well as manages a portfolio of donors and manages the annual campaign.
Suzanne has over 17 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and left the American Red Cross to join Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights after serving eight years as a major gifts officer and chapter executive in New York and New Jersey. While at the American Red Cross she helped to implement their regional structure to increase efficiency and make better use of resources and financing. She assisted in some of the largest fundraising operations of the American Red Cross’s history including Hurricane Katerina, Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy. Suzanne won the inaugural John McGee Award for volunteer programming in 2008 from the American Red Cross in Greater New York that was voted on by fellow staff and volunteers.
Suzanne graduated the College of Staten Island with a Bachelor’s Degree in political science and Norwich University with a Master’s Degree in diplomacy with a concentration in terrorism and is a member of Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society for International Studies. She currently serves as the Vice President of Development of the Sigma Delta Tau Foundation and has been a trustee of the Foundation for over 11 years. Previously Suzanne has served on the advisory board of the College of Staten Island Hillel as the first vice president and as a trustee of Temple Israel of Staten Island. When not working, Suzanne enjoys watching her two daughters compete in figure skating with her husband and extended family.