Susan DuBow has worn many hats and travelled many roads in life. From Florida to California and many places in between and beyond, Susan has worked tirelessly as a publicist, philanthropist, volunteer, event planner, and mother. Whatever task is at hand, Susan puts her heart, soul, and quick thinking mind into the project. Along the way, Susan has helped thousands of people from the famous to the "not so" famous. While Susan is close friends with a number of well known celebrities, it is the friendships that truly matter to Susan. She treats each person she meets with respect. Spending even a few minutes with Susan will make your day better because of her wit, wisdom, and truly sage advice.
Susan DuBow was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. Her parents, Lawrence (Laurie) and Linda DuBow, taught Susan the importance of giving back and making a difference. Susan learned well by both the words and actions of her parents as she embarked on a very successful career as a publicist. She enjoyed a 17 year career in New York and Los Angeles as an entertainment publicist and partner in a leading public relations firm. During those years, she worked closely with such clients as Barbra Streisand, Barry Manilow, Whitney Houston, Jenny McCarthy, Howie Mandel, the SAG Awards, Vanity Fair's Oscar Party, In Style Magazine's Golden Globe Party and many others.
In 2000, Susan moved home to Jacksonville to raise her daughter with family and friends. She quickly became involved in the community and created "Halloween Doors and More" for Community Hospice's PedsCare program. Creating that event won her the 2006 "Eve Award for Volunteerism" and in 2007 "12 Who Care" recognition. Susan has been a part of many boards and continues to do so today. Some of these include the following:
The Jacksonville Jewish Center, Memories of Love, Jacksonville Jewish Federation, and The River Garden Foundation.
As noted by Susan, "Moving home to Jacksonville was a wonderful decision and I am very grateful for the way the community has embraced my daughter and me. It has been my pleasure to do my part to support many worthy events and organizations in Jacksonville. This year will be the 10th Anniversary of "Halloween Doors and More". It is a cause close to my heart and I hope that this year's event, like the ones before it, will be a great success which, in turn, will help many well deserving children and families in North Florida."
It is clear that Susan's community service efforts are not for the fame, glory, or praise. It is simply for the sake of doing the right thing and now setting a good example for her daughter, Shira, who will be entering high school next year.
Yes, it is certainly cool that Susan knows and has worked with some famous people; however, this is not what is so impressive about Susan. It is her never-ending positive spirit and attitude that really count. In addition to her volunteer work, Susan has brought her skill sets and know how to the field of event planning. She has coordinated a number of events throughout Jacksonville and beyond including the 25th Anniversary of the Jacksonville Jewish Community Alliance, which is a focal point of activity for people of all ages and walks of life. Susan and her business partner, Nancy Lantinberg, transform venues and bring out the best in people and celebrations through their event planning business.
In finding the right words to describe Susan DuBow, the Good Deed Brigade found a great quote from a current superstar - Lady Gaga, "I believe that if you have a revolutionary potential, you must make the world a better place and use it." The community is certainly a better place with Susan DuBow in it. She has taken the advice of her parents (as well as Lady Gaga) and has made a difference.
The Good Deed Brigade salutes Susan DuBow for her dedication to her family and her community. Follow the example set by the actions of Susan DuBow and go out in your community to do your share of good deeds. Remember, wherever you see the Good Deed Brigade, it's all good.
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