Suzanne Hammer

Suzanne Hammer

Founder, Hammer & Associates

Suzanne Hammer is the founder of Hammer & Associates, a global philanthropy advisory firm based in the Denver, Colorado area. Suzanne has worked with both large and small family foundations, family offices, and enterprises for 15 years, in-person and remotely. Suzanne co-produced Philanthropy in the Family Office: A Global Perspective, and has produced a series of toolkits for family offices called EngagedPhilanthropy™. She recently led the launch of the  Sandgaard Foundation to end the opioid crisis, and manages its governance and grantmaking. Reach Suzanne at or LinkedIn.


Ask the Center

How Can We Prepare for the Death of Our Founder or Donor?

Posted on December 2, 2015 by Suzanne Hammer

In this month's edition of "Ask the Center," we are pleased to share a guest post from Suzanne Hammer, founder of Hammer and Associates, discussing the recent passing of her father: "In the midst of a loved one dying, there are many decisions to be made. There’s paperwork and Power of Attorneys and property. There’s money. There’s final wishes and figuring out what do with all the “stuff.” In my experience, the stress of it all sometimes divided us more than it brought us together. We all wanted the best for our dad, and we each had strong opinions on what “the best” meant to us." … Read More

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