Long-time Charlotte resident, Susanne Davis, recently decided to step down from the board of The Charlotte News. We wish her all the best.
In 2013, Susanne first began working with us as a board member of Friends of The Charlotte News, the nonprofit entity that the paper established to receive charitable donations. She chaired the Friends board for several years, through May 2021, when the paper’s application to the IRS for 501(c)3 nonprofit status was approved. Susanne then joined the board of The Charlotte News in July 2021.
On both boards, Susanne’s work focused on fundraising. Speaking of the Friends, she writes, “All of our fundraising efforts were a group effort. We did whatever was needed — stuffing envelopes, editing copy, planning and hosting parties, making food, meeting with donors and prospects, and so on.”
And for the last 18 months, in addition to the above, Susanne picked up our mail, made bank deposits, updated donor records and mailed thank-you letters, essential tasks that she carried out with good cheer and careful attention.
Earlier in her life, Susanne worked at Eating Well Magazine and The Perry Restaurant Group. As a volunteer, she served on the board of the Mozart Festival, worked with Shelburne Museum and the Stern Center and as a mentor at Charlotte Central School. Susanne lives in the West Village with her husband, Chris.
From everyone at the paper, Susanne, thank you for your many contributions to The Charlotte News