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Sue Jacobson

New College of Florida

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Sue Jacobson is a retired attorney who came to Sarasota from upstate New York nearly eighteen years ago. In Sarasota, Sue has followed her passion to do what she can to improve the lives of others. As well as a member of the New College of Florida Foundation Board of Directors, she has enjoyed a long involvement, including serving as board chair, with JFCS of the Suncoast and with the West Coast Florida Region of AJC. At New College, Sue has been involved with the Daughters for Life Scholarship program, which provides full scholarships to women of all religions from the Middle East. She worked to help develop community support and funding for the program, which seeks to bring positive change and peace to the Middle East and the world through education for women. She is a member of the Board of Pines of Sarasota Foundation, supporting Sarasota’s premier not-for-profit senior care community. Sue is also a member of the Board of Canandaigua National Trust Company of Florida and an alumna of Leadership Sarasota. Sue was named one of the “Women in Power” by the National Council of Jewish Women Sarasota-Manatee in 2017.



Sue Jacobson received a M.S., in Social Administration from Case Western University’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

She earned her J.D., cum laude, from Albany Law School of Union University, where she was a member of the Justinian Honor Society and personal research assistant to the Dean of the law school.

Sue began her law career as a Confidential Law Research Assistant to the Justices of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, in Albany, New York.


“I’m incredibly proud and honored to give back to New College and our community.”



New College of Florida

5800 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243

(941) 487-5000


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