Susan Danilow is a Trustee of the New-York Historical Society, where she currently serves on the Executive Committee and as Chair of the Chairman’s Council. She is the immediate past Chair of the Historical Society’s Collections Committee. She was a Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania from January of 2006 until December of 2015; is a Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and Medical School; and is a member and a former Chair of the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women – of which she is a founding member. Mrs. Danilow served as Chair of Penn’s Benjamin Franklin Society, is President of and Class Gift Chair for her class at Penn, and is a former Overseer of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and of Penn’s Graduate School of Education.
Mrs. Danilow is additionally a Trustee of the Randall’s Island Park Alliance where she chairs the Nominations Committee as well as the Access Task Force and of the Carl Schurz Park Alliance, and is a former Co-Chair of the Chapin School Annual Fund. She served as an ex officio member of the Mount Sinai Hospital Health System Board, and together with her husband, Greg, chaired the Mount Sinai Associates. She was a long-standing board member and a former Vice Chair of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center.
Mrs. Danilow earned concurrent BA and MA degrees in history from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from Brooklyn Law School. She worked on corporate debt restructurings as Vice President and Counsel at the Manufacturer’s Hanover Trust Company for ten years, and served as Executive Director of the Gracie Mansion Conservancy from 2004 to 2014 under the Administration of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. She was named Director of the Americas Foundation of the Serpentine Galleries in 2016.