Todd J. Sukol is a philanthropy professional who serves as Executive Director of the Mayberg Foundation, which strives to proliferate Jewish wisdom and values in the contemporary world. Sukol oversees the foundation’s grantmaking as well as its three affiliated operating programs. Previously, Todd was president and lead consultant for Do More Mission, a firm that helped philanthropists and the organizations they support to achieve greater impact. He was the first executive director and for many years the primary fundraiser for the Koby Mandell Foundation, where he continues to serve on the board of directors. The opinions expressed here are strictly those of the author or guest author, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Mayberg Foundation or any other organization or individual with whom he or she is affiliated.
Passionate about passion, Todd has an eclectic mix of interests, and believes deeply in the power of civil society. His greatest joy is supporting and encouraging extraordinary people as they bring their best gifts into the world. Personally and professionally, he serves as a confident and trusted advisor to a diverse array of professional and lay leaders in the social sector. Todd began his career in the nonprofit sector as program director of Maryland Hillel in College Park, MD, and worked for many years in marketing, communications and public relations, including stints in the association and agency worlds. He founded Sukol Communications, a Maryland based strategic marketing and public relations company, in 1999.
Todd holds holds an M.A. in Philanthropic Studies from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the School of Public and Environmental affairs at Indiana University and a B.A. in Journalism with a minor in Political Science from the Pennsylvania State University. He studied media at the University of Manchester in England, and completed a two-year Jewish studies program at Machon Shlomo: Alexander and Eva Heiden Torah Institute in Jerusalem, Israel.
Todd is an avid reader, writer and music enthusiast. He loves hiking and playing the drums, and has recently joined the ranks of America’s worst golfers. The most cherished roles he fills are that of devoted husband to his wife (and college sweetheart), Amy, and loving father to their five children.