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Suzanne J. Battit, MBA

Suzanne J. Battit, MBA

Chief of Fundraising Strategy & Services, Principal

pronouns: she, her, hers

Phone Number:

617.277.2112 x237

Suzanne is a woman on a mission. And that mission is all about impact. For over 20 years Suzanne has committed herself to helping non-profit organizations successfully achieve mission delivery; improving lives around the world from Africa to Haiti to Boston. Suzanne’s passion and diverse fundraising, marketing, and communication expertise benefits each of her clients, spanning many non-profit sectors, including: Babson College, Baystate Health, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, Chatham University, The Clayton Christensen Institute, Colby College, FamilyAid Boston, Fitchburg State University, Friends of the High Line, Friends of the Public Garden, Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership, Huntington Theatre, Jacob’s Pillow, Keene State College, LGBTQ Senior Housing, Museum of Arts and Design, Northern Stage, Open Medicine Foundation, Rubin Museum of Art, and Woodwell Climate Research Center. Suzanne brings a unique blend of analytic discipline and creativity that both educates and inspires our clients. She specializes in services ranging from campaign and fundraising counsel and interim management to Board Development to the recruitment of individual leaders as well as the build out of entire development teams.

Prior to joining Development Guild DDI, Suzanne served as Vice President of External Affairs and Advancement at The Greater Boston Food Bank. Her previous work also includes serving as Director of Development at Partners in Health and as Executive Director of the Harvard College Fund. Earlier in her career, Suzanne worked for 10 years at Putnam Investments where she held several leadership roles the last one being Senior Vice President, Director, Marketing Strategy.

Suzanne earned her undergraduate degree at Colby College and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. A committed alum, she currently serves as the Chair of the Colby Fund Committee, is a member of the Colby Campaign Cabinet and a Harvard Business School Women’s Association member. Outside of work, Suzanne enjoys being with family and friends, traveling, and spending as much time in Maine as possible.

Read Suzanne’s latest article “Annual Giving Strategies for 2021.”