Suzanne Cale Young grew up in the Washington DC Area and Ankara, Turkey, attended James Madison University in Virginia and the University of London, Birkbeck College, earning a BA in Broadcast Journalism with minor degrees in Theatre and French.
After working as a newscaster in Southwest Florida for several years, Suzanne transitioned to the non-profit arena, serving in regional and national positions with the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation for more than two decades. There she held positions in communications, fundraising and marketing, with a particular focus on corporate development.
She is credited for creating the MOD-trademarked fundraising program, the Achievement In Radio Awards (AIR Awards), replicating the program in 20 top media markets across the U.S. During that time Suzanne adopted her two children, now teenagers, from countries in Asia. When Suzanne isn’t seeking support for global children’s initiatives, she’s hiking, cooking and traveling with her family.