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Susan Earl Hosbach, Chief Development Officer, Adventure Science Center

Susan Earl Hosbach is the Chief Development Officer at the Adventure Science Center. Previously, Susan served as the CEO of PearlPoint Cancer Support, formerly The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation as Executive Director in August, 2008. 


For the three years prior, she was Vice President, Development & Marketing for Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art.  The prior ten years, Susan was Vice President, Resource Development for Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee and Vice President, External Relations for Second Harvest Food Bank.  She has over 19 years of nonprofit fundraising and marketing experience in Nashville.

Susan served on the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International Board of Directors from 2001-2006, serving as Vice Chair for both the Membership Services and External Relations divisions.  She has served on numerous committees and task forces, including Strategic Planning, and chaired the Governance Transition Task Force.  Currently she serves on the board of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy as its Vice Chair Fundraising.   Ms. Hosbach is a past president of the AFP Nashville Chapter and a board member from 1995-2005.  In 2002, Ms. Hosbach was named the Fundraising Executive of the Year by AFP Nashville Chapter.

A frequent instructor on a variety of fundraising topics, Susan is a community leader.  She was recently named as one of the Nashville Business Journal’s 2011 Women of Influence.  She is alumni of Leadership Franklin.  She is a member of Downtown Nashville Rotary, CABLE and Nashville Women Breakfast Club, and is a past chair of the Williamson County Library Foundation.