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The Salesforce.com Foundation
Company: The Salesforce.com Foundation
Title: Executive Director and Co-Founder
Location: San Francisco, United States
Fields of operation: Social, Digital, Technology
Suzanne is the president and co-founder of the Salesforce.com Foundation. In this role, Suzanne directs all Foundation activities and serves as the liaison to community, business, and government organizations. Under her leadership, the Foundation has grown to serve as a successful model for a new breed of corporate social responsibility through its innovative 1/1/1 Model, where 1% of the company's time, product and equity are given back to the community. Through Suzanne's guidance, two books have been published by the Foundation's Chairman Marc Benioff: The Business of Changing the World (2006), in which 20 great leaders reveal how businesses can leverage the full scope of their resources to make a difference, and Compassionate Capitalism, the first-ever best-practices guide for corporate philanthropy that illustrates the success of the integrated model. Suzanne is a recognized leader in the area of integrated corporate philanthropy. The Foundation's success under Suzanne's leadership has been recognized with a number of awards for excellence in philanthropy including: the 2002 Points of Light Award for Excellence in Corporate Community Service; the 2003 U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Corporate Stewardship Award; a Codie Award for Excellence in Giving (2006) and the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy's Excellence in Corporate Philanthropy Award (2007). Before founding the Salesforce.com Foundation, Suzanne was a Principal at CSC Consulting Group in the Strategic Services Division. In this role, she worked with leaders in Fortune 500 companies to assist them in developing strategies for improved organizational performance and enhanced leadership capabilities. Prior to this, Suzanne was the program and marketing director for Partners for Democratic Change, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide skills for effective conflict management and alternative dispute resolution to NGOs and government officials in Central and Eastern Europe. In this role, she directed program and grants management activities and marketing events for the company. Suzanne has served on a number of Boards and advisory councils in the community including: San Francisco School Volunteers, the World Affairs Council's Global Philanthropy Forum; and the Business Advisory Council to SFUSD. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado, at Boulder with a BA in Communications and Economics.