Susan Graziano

Susan Graziano
Titles and Organizations

Director of Development, CVPA

Contact Information

Phone: 703-993-4188
Campus: Fairfax
Building: College Hall
Room C209C
Mail Stop: 4C1


Susan Graziano, Director of Development, joined George Mason University in 2003 as the Global Grant Coordinator, Office of the Provost.  

From 2003 to 2014, she provided leadership and support for the advancement of the university’s global initiatives by securing more than $12 million in external funding from the U.S. government, foundations, and foreign governments. Susan supported the conceptualization of global research and education projects across the university, and developed strategic plans for the global goals of the university through her participation in the Vision process.

As Director of Development for the College of Visual and Performing Arts since 2014, Susan plays a leadership role in the College’s overall development efforts. She works with the senior leadership of the College, University Advancement and Alumni Relations, the volunteer leadership of the numerous advisory boards and friends groups, and alumni and community members to provide philanthropic support for the College’s seven academic units, the Center for the Arts, and Potomac Arts Academy. Susan oversees the major fundraising events of the College, including ARTS by George!, Off the Wall, and the Dance Gala Celebration.

Prior to Mason, she was an independent consultant for cultural projects, and Director of the Museum Assessment Program at the American Association of Museums (now American Alliance of Museums), which focuses on the development and evaluation of professional standards for museums nationwide. 

She has been awarded the George Mason University Impact Award and the Outstanding Achievement Award.

She is member of the Grants Committee of the Arts Council of Fairfax County.


  • MA, Arts Management, George Mason University
  • BA, Art, Bucknell University