Suzy Bookbinder has been a Philanthropy professional for the past 33 years. Currently, she is the Chief Development Officer at de Toledo High School in West Hills, California. dTHS is the second largest community Jewish High School in the country. She returned to the school in 2013 where she had served for 6 years as the founding Director of Advancement from 2003 – 2009. Currently, the school has raised over $32,000,000 in Capital & Endowment gifts and the Annual Campaign raises approximately $1,600,000 per year.
Prior to her current position, Suzy was the Chief Development Officer for Jewish Family Service, the first and one of the largest Social Service agencies in Los Angeles. In this position, she supervised 6 staff members, managed an annual campaign of $7,500,000 and implemented the first phase of a $36,000,000 Capital/Endowment campaign.
She was also a member of the American Jewish University MBA faculty, where she taught fundraising and marketing for 11 years.
A Los Angeles native and a UCLA graduate, Suzy left Los Angeles to attend Yeshiva University in New York, where she earned her master`s degree in Social Work from the Wurzweiler School. She has also worked in both New York and Los Angeles as a national staff member for the United Jewish Appeal, the Western Regional Director for the Israel Tennis Centers Association, the Western Regional Major Gifts Director for National Hadassah and the Capital/Endowment Campaign Consultant for Hillel at UCLA. Over the past 15 years she has professionally managed campaigns raising in excess of $300,000,000.