Suzanne Apple

Associate Director at The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

Suzanne Apple

Suzanne Apple

Associate Director at The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

Biography

Suzanne Apple

Associate Director

Suzanne Apple, of Atlanta, Georgia, retired from the World Wildlife Fund U.S. in December 2015, having served as Senior Vice President of Private Sector Engagement since January 2014. In this role, she led the corporate engagement activities for WWF-U.S. including work around responsible sourcing and sustainable business practices, corporate philanthropy and cause-related marketing. Suzanne and her team had an annual revenue goal of approximately $14M and worked with companies that included Procter & Gamble, Sodexo, McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, Hilton, Cargill, General Mills and others. In addition, she led and managed WWF-U.S.’s largest corporate partnership with The Coca-Cola Company, which was recently renewed through 2020. Suzanne served as WW-U.S.’s representative on WWF International’s Global Partnerships Committee, an international governance body overseeing corporate partnerships for the WWF Network.

Prior to her role with Private Sector Engagement, Suzanne served as acting Senior Vice President of Partnerships and Policy and as a Senior Fellow with WWF’s Global Forest Program and as Vice President of Business & Industry for WWF U.S. She helped launch the Global Forest and Trade Network in North America and managed corporate partnerships with U.S.-based corporations engaged in the global procurement of wood and wood products.

Before joining WWF, Suzanne served as Vice President, Community Affairs and Environmental Programs for The Home Depot from January 1992 until October 2002, where she managed the company’s annual community relations and charitable contributions budget of over $30M, and its sustainability and environmental programs. The company was ranked number one in corporate social responsibility in the Harris Interactive/Wall Street Journal survey on corporate reputation and the company rose to fourth in corporate reputation. She joined The Home Depot after a career in the banking and finance, corporate marketing and communications.

Suzanne serves on the Advisory Committee of the Bio-Plastics Feedstock Alliance, as a Trustee of The Atlanta Girls School and as a Trustee of Hix and Bertha Green Family Foundation.

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President & Director at The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

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Vice President for Programs at The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

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Treasurer at The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

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Executive Director, American Explorers, LLC at The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

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Program Director, Mountain Sky Guest Ranch Fund at The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

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Director of Land & Wildlife Conservation at The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

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Director of Community Activation at The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

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Senior Director of Foundation Communications at The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

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Member, Board of Directors at The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

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Executive Director & Fund Advisor for Girls' Rights at The Kendeda Fund

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Suzanne Apple
Associate Director at The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
Career History
Associate Director
2016 - Current

Formed in 1995, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation promotes innovative solutions to improve the lives of youth and their families, seeking results that move communities beyond what seems possible today. The Foundation invests in early childhood development, education, greenspace, and the arts and leads giving programs for each of the Blank Family of Businesses, including the Atlanta Falcons.

Senior Vice President, Private Sector Engagement
Prior - 2016

World Wildlife Fund, Inc. protects natural areas and wild populations of plants and animals. It provides programs for protection of endangered species, preservation of ecological systems, and environmental educational policy development. The company was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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Associate Member, Board of Directors
Current

Formed in 1995, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation promotes innovative solutions to improve the lives of youth and their families, seeking results that move communities beyond what seems possible today. The Foundation invests in early childhood development, education, greenspace, and the arts and leads giving programs for each of the Blank Family of Businesses, including the Atlanta Falcons.

Director
Prior - 2014

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