Suzanne Desimone Hittman and Family Endowment for Children and Teens Programs

Community service has always been an important part of Suzanne Desimone Hittman’s life.  Her commitment to the people of Seattle has been demonstrated through her involvement in libraries, public education, social services, and the arts.

Suzanne has been a long-standing supporter of the Library and served on the Library Foundation board from 1998-2009, an especially formative time for the Library and Foundation.

She also served six years as a member of the Seattle School Board from 1975-81 and was its president in 1981.  She was a strong proponent of voluntary desegregation of city schools.

Suzanne worked professionally as a fundraiser for several not-for-profits and was involved with professional organizations locally and nationally.  Suzanne is a graduate of Cleveland High School, Seattle, and has her BA from Stanford University, California.