Suzanne E. Helm is vice president of philanthropy and corporate relations, with responsibility for private philanthropy including the Annual Fund, special fundraising campaigns, the Legacy Society, and institutional foundation relations. She also heads the CFR Corporate Program, which offers member companies the opportunity to participate in the activities of the Council. She is an honors graduate of the University of Virginia.
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