Susan Aaronson, Development Director

Susan believes it takes a community to heal its own and we are all connected in this together. She has recently worked in development at Asante Foundation and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Susan is passionate about working for nonprofits, especially those that help women and children create better lives for themselves. She is very grateful to be part of Community Works and is excited to support the vital work they do in Southern Oregon.

Susan was born and raised in a suburb of Chicago and volunteers locally with FOTAS, fostering kittens and finding homes for them. Susan loves living in Southern Oregon and likes spending time with friends and family hiking, camping, attending local music events and theater performances. She has two adult daughters, Sarah and Leah, who attended college on the East Coast, and currently live in Boston.

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill