Susan Stoner Leithauser

Susan Stoner Leithauser ’90

Director of Development, Parent & Family Philanthropy
Position Type
- Present

Susan’s professional fundraising experience began as a loaned executive to the United Way of Southeastern Michigan as part of her tenure with Federal-Mogul. In her most recent role, she served as the director of development for The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology, overseeing a capital campaign, annual giving campaign, volunteer council, and highly successful other projects and events. Susan held a variety of leadership roles with Federal-Mogul Corporation including customer service manager, human resources manager, and training director while relocating around the country.

Her diverse work experience and volunteering for her alma mater led to the role of associate director of alumni relations at Denison from 1999 to 2005, her appointment as senior development officer for parent and family philanthropy and engagement through 2023, and her current position as director of development, parent & family philanthropy.

Susan holds a B.A. in communication and media studies from Denison (1990), and she earned a Graduate Certificate (2021) and an M.A. in philanthropic studies (2023) from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

She and her husband, Joe, a fellow Denisonian, reside in Granville. They have three children.

B.A., Denison University; M.A., Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy


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