Suzanne Bloomberg has been a member of the Friends' Board since 1990. Her involvement has a deeply personal side. Suzanne lost her first husband, William Luntz, to pancreatic cancer in 1989. Since that time, she has shown her dedication to community involvement by serving on the boards of The Max Warburg Courage Curriculum, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, and The National Pancreas Foundation.
Suzanne brings her expertise in fundraising and her commitment to sharing the experiences of patients and families who have been touched by cancer to the Friends. She co-chaired the first Pops concert and dinner, which celebrated Dana-Farber's 50th Anniversary. For the first time, the Friends published a tribute book which enabled individuals to express their appreciation and honor loved ones. It is now a cornerstone of the Friends' Gala fundraiser.
In 1994, Suzanne was chair of "Friends 10," an ongoing project that raised $1 million for AIDS research. She was also instrumental in getting Fashion Targets Breast Cancer off the ground, forging a partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue and directing the proceeds over a five-year period to Women's Cancers at Dana-Farber. In 1999, Suzanne received the Sidney Farber Volunteer Award.
Suzanne earned her B.S. degree from Boston University and taught American literature. She worked as a personal shopper and arranged special events for Henri Bendel. Suzanne was the co-president of Positive Impressions, a non-profit organization providing clothing to low-income women transitioning into the workplace. She is married to Jeffrey Bloomberg, who along with her son, Ben, and daughter, Heather, are committed to improving the lives of those less fortunate.