Suzanne Eloise Siskel is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of The Asia Foundation, a non-governmental international development organization committed to the development of the Asia-Pacific region. She oversees the Foundation’s day-to-day operations and works closely with the president on strategy and policy issues. Before joining The Asia Foundation, Siskel served as the director of social justice philanthropy at the Ford Foundation, where she oversaw efforts to mobilize philanthropic resources for social change and promote social justice throughout the world. Trained as a social anthropologist, she has served variously as a consultant, university teacher, and researcher throughout Indonesia, in rural northeast Brazil, and highland Chiapas, Mexico. She serves on the boards of the Fulbright Association, of which she is immediate past president; the European Foundation Centre; Philanthropy New York; and the Youth Orchestra of the Americas. She holds degrees in social anthropology from Harvard University and The Johns Hopkins University, was in the first class of Luce Scholars of the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Suzanne E. Siskel
- Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize