Employee Profile: Sue Frankenbach

As Senior Project Manager in the Office of Development at Yale Cancer Center, Sue Frankenbach oversees the Closer to Free Fund (CTFF), a joint fundraising program of Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven.   The CTFF raises money and awareness through a variety of efforts, including direct mail appeals to Connecticut residents and online giving.
Most recently, Closer to Free Fund poster art and collateral materials have been placed throughout Smilow Cancer Hospital in the form of framed images and tabletop display units that hold CTFF brochures. Sue also works closely with Yale School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital Development colleagues to plan and implement strategic growth of the CTFF. When asked to comment on her work with the CTFF, Sue said, "Every day I share the message that Closer to Free is a community of people from all walks of life who come together to support the critical work being done by everyone in our cancer program, whatever role they may play. I see myself as one of many people whose collective work benefits each patient and their loved ones."  
"Sue has done a remarkable job putting into action the many great ideas that surface not only in the planning meetings, but also from feedback she receives each day from donors, patients, families and faculty and staff working in cancer. Closer to Free is a real team effort," said her supervisor, Peter Lamothe, Director of Development at Yale Cancer Center.
Kevin Walsh, Vice President of Development for YNHH added, "Sue has a real passion for her work and the contributions CTFF makes to our combined cancer effort. We can expect that contributions to the CTFF will continue to grow as a result of Sue's efforts."
Combined with the resounding success of the Closer to Free Bike Ride, organized by YNHH Office of Development and a large volunteer committee, Sue's goal is that soon everyone in CT will think of the CTFF when they choose to make a donation to cancer. For more information, visit www.giveclosertofree.org.