For 38 years, Susan V. Berresford worked in the Ford Foundation, one of the US’ largest philanthropic organizations. She served as the foundation’s president from 1996 until 2008. Now Susan Berresford chairs the board of directors of United States Artists. In addition, she currently sits at The New York Community Trust as consultant. During her tenure as president of the Ford Foundation, Susan Berresford has overseen the creation several nonprofits across the world. She has initiated an international graduate fellowship program, homeownership campaigns for Americans, and arts programs. She likewise facilitated the funding of the International Center for Transitional Justice.

Susan Berresford had been the Ford Foundation’s president between 1996 and 2007.

Forbes lists Susan Berresford as the 77th most powerful woman in the world.

Susan Berresford’s article on philanthropy for The Guardian in UK.

An interview with Susan Berresford on Philanthropy News Digest about her career at Ford Foundations.

Susan Berresford is the current chairwoman of the United States Artists.

Addressing the BoardSource Leadership Forum in 2007, Susan Berresford outlines the Six Traits of Effective Board Members.

Covers Susan Berresford’s remarks during the launch of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program.

Susan Berresford was appointed the Ford Foundation president in April 3rd of 1996.

UNICEF provides a biography of Susan Beresford.

The New York Sun wrote has an article on former Ford Foundation president Susan Berresford’s progress.

Susan Berresford’s executive profile in BusinessWeek.

A transcript of Susan V. Berresford’s remarks at the Bates College 2008 Commencement.