Susan Madon, MBA, CFRE
Susan Madon is a managing partner of Minerva Non-Profit Management, a consultancy dedicated to aiding small and mid-sized mission based organizations chiefly in the arts, faith-based and education settings. She serves as executive director for M+ American Friends Foundation a new non-profit dedicated to supporting the efforts of the exciting M+ Museum of Contemporary Visual Arts in Hong Kong. Susan was interim senior director of Champions for Quality Education and executive director of the Hong Kong and South China Office of Global Strategic and Global Initiatives of the University of Southern California. She was vice president of external relations at the French Institute-Alliance Française in New York, where she was responsible for shepherding a US $10 million capital campaign. Prior to that, she served as director of educational development, for the Archdiocese of New York where she was advancement consultant to primary and secondary schools spanning 10 regions. There, she guided the formation of school advisory boards, raised operating, capital improvement and scholarship funds and led areas such as strategic planning, board training, corporate relations, advancement and marketing/ communications. She was also director of marketing, public relations and membership at the Berkshire Museum and a regional director for the American Heart Association.
Susan holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University, a B.A. in Theatre from Jacksonville University and maintains the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation. She serves on the board of Champions for Quality Education. Two year’s ago she relocated to New York from Hong Kong and India where she served as vice chair of the Corporate Social Responsibility committee for the American Chamber of Commerce, as a member of the Americas Committee for the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, as a senior advisor and speaker coach at TEDx Wanchai and as mentor to early career professionals and students. She is past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (Hong Kong Chapter), the American Women’s Association Hong Kong, and was a member of AmCham’s Education committee. An avid traveler, Susan is also a jazz/Broadway singer and actor and makes her home in the Upper Westside with her husband Nash.