A philanthropist for over 30 years, Susan Nitze has served in a range of arts, education, and social service organizations. To mention a few, she is a founding member of the Volunteer Council of the New York Philharmonic, a trustee emerita of the American Academy in Rome and the Groton School in Massachusetts.
She is a member of the Women and Foreign Policy Advisory Council of the Women and Foreign Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the board of governors of the OTR, Off the Record, foreign policy luncheon series, and a committee member of Network 20/20, which helps educate the next generation of U.S. leaders on policies promoting global public security. Nitze served on the board of the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York for more than 20 years, including in her current role as president emerita, and is a former board member of the Veerni Project, which works to empower adolescent girls in Rajastahan, India.
Nitze is a graduate of Wellesley College.