Susan K. Stern

Past Chair
President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Susan K. Stern is a past chair of National Women's Philanthropy. Susan has served in numerous leadership roles in the Federation community. In New York, she was chair of the board and Campaign chair. Nationally she has served as the Federation movement’s National Campaign chair, president and chair of National Women’s Philanthropy and co-chair of the National Young Leadership Cabinet. She currently chairs Global Programs for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and has previously served on the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency for Israel.

A community activist and political advocate in New York and nationally, Susan currently chairs the New York State Commission on National and Community Service. In 2013 she was named a New York Modern Day Abolitionist and in 2011 was nominated by President Barack Obama to chair the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, focusing on the issue of human trafficking.

Her involvement in other organizations includes the Leadership Council ofPast  Repair the World, the Board of Trustees of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the University of Michigan, and the President’s Advisory Committee for Hebrew Union College. She is an alumni fellow of the Wexner Heritage Foundation. Susie has received numerous awards including the 2012 Woman to Watch award from Jewish Women’s International.

Prior to her involvement in philanthropic causes, Susan served as the first director of quality assurance at the American Dental Association. She authored a book on quality assurance in dentistry and lectured extensively on the subject.


Not a Labor of Love: Modern-Day Slavery and Labor Trafficking