Susan Hendrickson

Director of Philanthropy

Susan Hendrickson brings more than 13 years of nonprofit fundraising experience to Children’s Council. She is passionate building community and connecting donors to programs they believe in. Her goal is to help make San Francisco a family-friendly city for all. 

Susan has served on the boards and development committees of the Randall Museum, where she co-chaired its $9 million capital campaign, and Edgewood Center for Children and Families, where she helped lead its 50th anniversary celebration. She has also served as San Francisco chapter president of the mother/daughter volunteer organization National Charity League, which works with 22 San Francisco nonprofits. Additionally, she led San Francisco Little League Softball as a player agent/coach, and launched a Vice President of Volunteers position for her daughters’ high school parent association.  

Before going to work in the nonprofit sector, Susan served as the small business editor at the San Francisco Business Times and as a freelance editor and reporter. She has a deep knowledge of Bay Area business and particularly enjoyed writing a work/life balance column and leading the Business Times’ Most Influential Women in Business publication. She has sought to understand how to juggle work and child care for decades and is thrilled to be a part of the solution at Children’s Council. 

Susan lives in San Francisco with her husband and cat. They’ve enjoyed raising two college-aged daughters together in an urban environment. Besides her family, Susan’s favorite things are the beach, architecture and renovations, and exploring new places and cultures.  

Please contact Susan if you’re interested in getting involved with Children’s Council!