Susan Packard Orr is the former board chair of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and founder and CEO of Telosa Software, a company started in 1986 to provide fundraising and other software to nonprofit organizations. Prior to starting Telosa, Susan worked as a programmer at Health Computer Services at the University of Minnesota and as an economist at the National Institutes of Health.
Susan currently serves as a trustee of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the Packard Humanities Institute and previously served as a trustee of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health. She served for seven years on the board of the Hewlett Packard Company.
In May 2014, Ms. Orr was named the first Distinguished Fellow in Family Philanthropy by the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP). In her role as Distinguished Fellow, she will work with NCFP to inform and shape resources for the field.
Susan holds an M.S. in computer science from New Mexico Tech, and an M.B.A. and B.A. in economics from Stanford University.
Live Stream: Philanthropic Leadership for a Rapidly Changing World – A Generational Perspective
Posted on September 14, 2018 by Carol S. Larson, Ayelet Baron, Sierra Clark, Susan Packard Orr
20th Anniversary Symposium: Imagining the Future of Family Philanthropy
Posted on September 13, 2018 by Virginia M. Esposito, Carol S. Larson, Ayelet Baron, Sierra Clark, A. Sparks, Didier Sylvain, Farhad Ebrahimi, Kelly Chopus, Richard Woo, Mary Mountcastle
Things We Wish Our Founders Had Told Us
Posted on September 21, 2017 by Susan Packard Orr
Things We Wish Our Founders Had Told Us: Interpreting Donor Legacy
Posted on November 29, 2016 by Susan Packard Orr
What I wish my parents had told me: An interview with Susan Packard Orr
Posted on October 13, 2016 by Virginia M. Esposito, Susan Packard Orr
What are some points we should consider as a family foundation seeking a non-family board member?
Posted on October 28, 2015 by Susan Packard Orr
A Steadying Hand: The Critical Role of Non-family Board Members
Posted on October 16, 2015 by Susan Packard Orr
The 2014 Trustee Education Institute: An intensive seminar for family foundation trustees
Posted on September 24, 2014 by Glen Galaich, Virginia M. Esposito, Susan Crites Price, Ami Aronson, Andrew Schulz, Kelly Sweeney McShane, Kristin Pauly, Leonor Alfonso, Maegan Scott, Mary Phillips
Susan Packard Orr on the legacy of her parents, David and Lucile Packard
Posted on May 28, 2014 by Cole Wilbur, Susan Packard Orr
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