Suzanne Friday

Executive Director of National Standards and Vice President of Legal
Email Address:
Suzanne Friday

Suzanne S. Friday joined the Council on Foundations in 2013 as counsel. Previously, Suzanne was a partner with the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania firm, Nauman Smith Shissler & Hall, LLP where she chaired the firm’s Tax, Trust and Estates practice group. Suzanne has extensive experience representing nonprofit organizations including community foundations, charitable trusts, private foundations and corporate foundations. She also served as in-house counsel for The Nature Conservancy from 2000-2005.

Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Suzanne earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, has a J.D. from Widener University Delaware Law School and an L.L.M. in taxation from Georgetown Law Center. She previously taught Charitable Organizations as an adjunct professor at Widener Law Commonwealth.

Suzanne lives with her husband Jerry and two rescue dogs in beautiful Southern Maryland. Her daughter, Michelle, is a nurse and graduate student. Suzanne loves the Pittsburgh Steelers and the San Antonio Spurs and considers Friday the best day of the week.

You should contact Suzanne with legal questions or questions about the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® accreditation program.