The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced that Regional Director of Philanthropy Susan Ludwig will replace Anne B. Brengle as president. Ludwig will assume her new position in January following Anne’s retirement this December.
With ten years of nonprofit fundraising and administration work, coupled with two decades of experience working in corporate sales and product management, Ludwig is well positioned to lead the organization, its board and staff through a nationwide effort to increase awareness for the Coast Guard and the foundation, and strengthen support for programs that benefit Coast Guard members and their families. Ludwig joined the Coast Guard Foundation staff in 2013 as the primary fundraiser and relationship manager for Coast Guard Foundation programs and investors in the Northeast region of the United States.
“Having traveled throughout New York, New England and many of the Coast Guard communities across our nation over the last three years, I have been inspired by the deep devotion and commitment to honor, respect and duty of the Coast Guard members and families that I’ve met,” said Ludwig. “As a civilian-based organization, we have a great opportunity to make a difference for the members of the Coast Guard and I look forward to leading the Coast Guard Foundation to new heights.”
“We welcome Susan to her new role as president. She is a successful leader with a strong record of strategic, operational and commercial accomplishments. We look forward to working with her as we continue to provide meaningful support and recognition initiatives to benefit the people of the United States Coast Guard and their families, as they carry out their mission of service to our country,” said Will Jenkins, Coast Guard Foundation board chairman.
To learn more about the Coast Guard Foundation or to help support its work, visit www.coastguardfoundation.org.