Susan Crown "is a partner of Henry Crown & Company, a Chicago based family firm that manages investments in banking, diversified manufacturing, healthcare, oil and gas, real estate, resort properties and telecommunications. She is President of the Arie and Ida Crown Memorial, a private foundation focused in areas that include urban education, human services, healthcare, cultural arts, and the Middle East. After graduating from Yale, Susan earned her M.A. at New York University. She is a director of Illinois Tool Works and Northern Trust Corporation. She is a fellow of the Yale Corporation, serves on the Executive Committee of Rush University Medical Center and just completed her term chairing Steven Spielberg's Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. She also serves on the boards of Chicago Public Education Fund, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and the United States Olympic Committee CEO Council. She joined the CARE Board in 2006.“ 
"She also serves as President of the Arie and Ida Crown Memorial, a private foundation established in 1947. She also serves on the boards of Baxter International, Illinois Tool Works, and The Northern Trust Corporation, and as a trustee of The Yale Corporation, the Executive Committee of Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, The Chicago Network, The Juvenile Protective Association, The Aspen Valley Community Foundation, The Covenant Foundation and the Shoah Visual History Foundation, where she co-chairs the Partners in History and the Future Development Board. She has received the Deborah Award from the American Jewish Congress, the McCormick Distinguished Service Award from the Yale Club of Chicago, and the Civic Leadership Award from the American Jewish Committee." 
- Senior Mentor, Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellowship Program
- Director, CARE USA
- Chair, Shoah Foundation
- Trustee, Natural Resources Defense Council 
- ”Biography”, Accessed January 2007.