Susan Shum


Interim Chief Philanthropy Officer

Susan Shum serves as Sr. Director of Philanthropy for the California Hospital Medical Center Foundation, and has served as Interim Chief Philanthropy Officer since May 2020. She oversees the Foundation’s comprehensive fund development activities, which now raise more than $20 million annually to support the hospital’s capital and operational needs through the efforts of a team of eight professional and support staff. Her entire career has been in fund development for social service, higher education, and health care organizations, including positions with the Graduate School of Education at UC Berkeley and California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. She joined CHMC in 1999 as an Associate Director with responsibilities in grants development and foundation operations.

Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Religious Studies from UC Berkeley and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).