Susan Lewis Solomont works with a number of private, family, and corporate foundations. She works closely with Board members on all aspects of the foundation’s work including governance, trustee succession, next generation training, program design, program implementation and evaluation. Susan is also responsible for marketing TPI’s agenda to a broad audience nationwide and works with corporate giving programs and foundations to develop focused, thoughtful, and results oriented approaches to charitable giving and community relations. This includes shaping a philanthropy program and/or designing programs to meet client needs. Susan also has expertise in developing employee volunteer and matching gifts programs, defining corporate giving guidelines and objectives, and assisting companies in identifying appropriate philanthropies.
Prior to joining TPI, Susan worked as an independent consultant, advising a variety of companies on their corporate philanthropy. Before establishing this business, she was Director of National and Local Corporate Development for WGBH TV and Radio (1981-1996).
Susan is active as a trustee and overseer on many boards including the New England Aquarium (past Board Chair), the WGBH Educational Foundation, Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition, Newton Wellesley Hospital, The Citi Center for the Performing Arts, Temple Beth Elohim, and The Commonwealth Institute. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and a Masters degree from Tufts University.