Susan Wood Cunningham Director of Leadership Giving

Susan Wood Cunningham


Susan Wood Cunningham, a native of Kentucky, joined the development staff in 2001. With experience working on capital campaigns at a variety of institutions including the Nashville Symphony, the Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia Southern University, and the University of Kentucky, Susan manages the traveling leadership gift team responsible for securing private support from alumni, parents and friends of the University. Susan's husband, Neil, is the head coach of the women's soccer program. Susan and Neil reside in Lexington with their children, Daniel and Anna.


  • University of Kentucky, B.B.A.
  • Vanderbilt University, M.Ed.

Geographic Territory: Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Illinois, and Chattanooga, Tennessee

Areas of Responsibility: Management of Leadership Gifts Team and Women’s Leadership and Philanthropy

Hobbies/Interests: University of Kentucky basketball, shuttling kids to activities, preparing and eating southern comfort foods.