Suzanne E. Helm is vice president of philanthropy and corporate relations, with responsibility for private philanthropy including the Annual Fund, the Council at 100 Campaign, 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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CFR’s Corporate Program provides a unique forum for private sector leaders to interact with decision-makers from government, media, non-governmental organizations, and academia to discuss issues at the intersection of business and foreign policy.
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