Susan Alfond, born in 1949, is an American businesswoman and philanthropist. She is a member of the Alfond family, which has made its fortune through the Dexter Shoe Company that was sold to Warren Buffet.
Susan is known for her active involvement in charitable causes and philanthropic work. She has been recognized for her efforts in education, the arts, and environmental conservation.
Early Life and Education
Susan Alfond grew up in a wealthy family in Maine, USA. Her father, Harold Alfond, was the founder of the Dexter Shoe Company.
She attended Colby College in Waterville, Maine where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1971.
Career and Achievements
Susan Alfond started her career in the fashion industry as a buyer for Filene’s department store. She later worked in retail management for several years before joining her family’s business, the Dexter Shoe Company.
After the sale of the company to Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway in 1993, Susan became involved in philanthropy and charitable causes.
She has been active in the arts community, serving as a board member for organizations such as the Maine College of Art and Portland Museum of Art. She has also been involved in education, supporting programs such as Teach For America and Maine Medical Center.
In addition, Susan has been a strong advocate for environmental conservation, donating to organizations such as the Natural Resources Council of Maine and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute.
Susan Alfond is married to Ted Alfond, and the couple has four children. They reside in Florida and Maine.
Despite being born into wealth, Susan has dedicated her life to philanthropy and giving back to her community. She has been recognized for her efforts with numerous awards, including the Maine Philanthropy Award and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.