Susan Friedlander Calzone Awarded 2017 Women of Fire Award


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FAIRFIELD, CT – August 23, 2017 – Foundation Source, the nation’s largest provider of comprehensive support services for private foundations, today announced that Chief Executive Officer Susan Friedlander Calzone has been named a recipient of the 2017 Women of FIRE award by The Commercial Record.

Now in its seventh year, the Women of FIRE award recognizes key female players in the FIRE (Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate) sectors throughout the state of Connecticut. The Commercial Record identifies the most talented, the most ambitious, the most innovative, and the most philanthropic Women of FIRE. Women of FIRE recipients are chosen through a very selective process.

Since joining Foundation Source in early 2016, Susan significantly expanded the company’s national presence, adding multiple leadership hires, including a Chief Distribution Officer, three regional managing directors and six business development associates. Her vision and commitment led the company to revamp Foundation Source Online, its award-winning, technology platform, to make all aspects of private foundation management efficient and user friendly.

In her Women of FIRE acceptance speech today, Calzone encouraged audience members and her fellow recipients to teach the next generation lessons for success. “There are two essential capabilities required of tomorrow’s leaders,” she noted, “a willingness to push beyond one’s comfort zone and a willingness to give back. While education and training can instill competence, true leaders are distinguished by their daring to risk failure and generosity of spirit.”

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Foundation Source is the nation’s largest provider of comprehensive support services for private foundations. The company’s administrative services, online foundation management tools, compliance, and philanthropic advisory services provide a complete outsourced solution, including the creation of new foundations. Our clients supply the vision; we provide everything else.

Now in our second decade, Foundation Source provides its services to more than 1,300 family, corporate, and professionally staffed foundations, of all sizes, nationwide. We work in partnership with wealth management firms, law firms, accounting firms, and family offices as well as directly with individuals and families. Foundation Source is headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.