Suzette Brooks Masters

Suzette Brooks Masters is a social entrepreneur, philanthropic advisor, thought leader and strategist in the fields of democracy, futures and pluralism.  She has decades of experience advising foundations, non-profit organisations, policy makers and corporations and serving on nonprofit boards of directors. She has received numerous awards for her philanthropic vision and impact, and accolades for her incisive publications. She prides herself on seeing around the corner and challenging conventional thinking.

Currently, Ms. Masters leads the Better Futures Project at the Democracy Funders Network, a cross-ideological learning and action community for donors concerned about American democracy, and authored Imagining Better Futures for American Democracy. Previously she served as Senior Strategist at the Center for Inclusion and Belonging at the American Immigration Council and from 2007-2016 served as the Program Director for Migration at the J.M. Kaplan Fund in New York City. Ms. Masters is a graduate of Harvard Law School, Cambridge University on a Marshall Scholarship, and Amherst College. A lifelong New Yorker, she is the daughter and granddaughter of immigrants.