Director of Development Operations
Suzanne Lutz is the Director of Development Operations at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. 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 20 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 chapter executive and major gifts officer 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. She assisted in some of the largest fundraising operations of the American Red Cross’s history including Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy. She 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 a trustee of the Sigma Delta Tau Foundation. Previously Suzanne has served on the advisory board of the College of Staten Island Hillel and as a trustee of Temple Israel of Staten Island. When not working, Suzanne enjoys watching her two daughters compete in national figure skating competitions with her husband and extended family.