Philanthropy's Transformational Potential

Philanthropy's Transformational Potential

Suzanne Siskel

9.2.2009

Suzanne Siskel

Suzanne Siskel, the Director of Social Justice Philanthropy at the Ford Foundation, has been with the foundation since 1990. A former Fulbright and Luce scholar, Ms. Siskel worked on rural poverty and development in both Indonesia and the Philippines before her work at the Ford Foundation. Trained as a social anthropologist, Ms. Siskel has taught at Johns Hopkins University and George Washington University in the United States and Brawijaya University and Airlangga University in East Java, Indonesia.

A visiting scholar at the Clinton School’s Center on Community Philanthropy, Suzanne Siskel discusses the transformational power of philanthropy. Using modern day examples, such as the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Ms. Siskel emphasizes the importance of collaboration to any meaningful social change.