Sue Merrilees

Sue Merrilees is senior advisor at the Science Philanthropy Alliance. She works with members and advisees on customized science philanthropy strategies. Sue has more than 25 years of progressive development experience in institutions across the U.S. and abroad, including participation in successful billion- and multi-million-dollar campaigns at Barnard College, Stanford University, and the University of California, San Francisco. Prior to joining the Alliance, Sue led strategic planning and fundraising at the University of Sydney’s Medical School where she played an instrumental role in the success of the largest fundraising campaign in Australia. Sue received a B.Phil. from Miami University of Ohio and a certificate in fundraising management from New York University. She is a 21/64 certified philanthropy consultant.