Susan Steves Thompson, San Antonio Area Foundation

TITLE:  Vice President, Grants, Programs and Services

FOCUS AREAS: Strengthening nonprofits and foundations.

CONTACT:  210-242-4711, sthompson@saafdn.org

PROFILE: Susan Steves Thompson has been with the San Antonio Area Foundation since August 2012 and serves as the vice president of programs and services. She leads the grants, programs, and nonprofit support teams. She previously worked as the director of evaluation, research and strategy for the Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation and was the senior development director for Special Olympics Texas. She received her MBA in marketing at Rice University and her BA in psychology and English from the University of Texas at Austin.

She has hosted grant writing and fundraising sessions for Trinity University and guided nonprofits on writing proposals at informational meetings. She also spoke at the Third Annual National Foundation Conference about grantmaking efficiency, measuring impact and evaluating grant applications.