Susan Taylor Batten
ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities
CEO and President
Susan Taylor Batten has over 25 years of experience directing, evaluating and advising public and philanthropic efforts to improve outcomes for children and families. She joined the Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) as President and CEO in January 2009. In this role, she leads the organization’s philanthropic advising and programming on responsive philanthropy in Black communities for foundation leaders, donors and aligned partners. Prior to joining ABFE, Ms. Batten was a Senior Associate with the Annie E. Casey Foundation where she led the Foundation’s work on racial equity, diversity and inclusion. In the public sector, Ms. Batten held senior positions in the District of Columbia Government and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She is a co-founder of the Race and Equity in Philanthropy Group and serves on the boards of the United Philanthropy Forum and The Schott Foundation for Public Education.