(STONINGTON, Conn.) — The Coast Guard Foundation board of directors and trustees has announced that Susan P. Ludwig, the Coast Guard Foundation’s current director of regional philanthropy, Northeast, will assume the duties of president of the Coast Guard Foundation at the beginning of 2017.
The announcement comes after the organization’s annual meeting on Nov. 16.
“We welcome Susan to this new role as president at the Coast Guard Foundation and look forward to working with her to grow the organization, increase engagement and ultimately impact the men and women of the United States Coast Guard in very real and significant ways,” said Will Jenkins, Coast Guard Foundation board chairman.
With 10 years of nonprofit fundraising and administration work, coupled with two decades of experience working in corporate sales and product management, Ludwig is well positioned to lead the organization, its board and staff through a nationwide effort to increase awareness for the Coast Guard and the foundation and strengthen support for programs that benefit Coast Guard members and their families.
Ludwig grew up sailing with her father on the Chesapeake Bay, and has seen the service in action throughout her life. Her family has a proud military history with both her grandfather and father serving in the Navy, and brother serving in the Army.
Ludwig joined the Coast Guard Foundation staff in 2013 as the primary fundraiser and relationship manager for Coast Guard Foundation programs and investors in the Northeast .
“Having traveled throughout New York and New England these last three years, I have been inspired by the deep devotion and commitment to honor, respect and duty of the Coast Guard members and families I’ve met,” she said. “As a civilian-based organization, we have a great opportunity to impact the Coast Guard in important ways and I look forward to leading the Coast Guard Foundation to great new heights.”