Suzie Kovner is Co-Chairman of The Kovner Foundation, where she develops strategy, identifies partners and programs, and evaluates grantee results.
Mrs. Kovner holds leadership roles at a variety of organizations. As a Director of Success Academy Charter Schools, she advocates for world-class schooling for all children and changing public policy allowing families access to opportunity. Mrs. Kovner supports the mission which provides college, technical and vocational school need-based scholarships for children and spouses of US military personnel. As a Director of Thanks USA, she believes in the importance of supporting the needs of families in our armed services.
With a lifelong passion for theater and the arts, Mrs. Kovner is a trustee of Carnegie Hall and leads the advocacy group for Ensemble Connect, a collaboration between Carnegie Hall and the Juilliard School. This program supports young professional musicians as they build careers as performers, programmers and teachers. She launched the U.S. office for the National Theatre of Great Britain and served as Director of Development before joining the Board of the American Associates of the National Theatre.
In addition, Mrs. Kovner is a member-at-large of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Administrative Board. In 2016, she and her husband were awarded the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership by The Philanthropy Roundtable.
Mrs. Kovner received her B.A. from Colgate University. She lives in Hobe Sound, Florida, with her husband, Bruce Kovner.