For the past 19 years, Susan Cheuk has served as the Executive Assistant at YWCA Princeton. She’s worked with three of our Chief Executive Officers, hundreds of Board members, and countless community partners and supporters. Few current staff members have contributed as many years to the YW as she, nor witnessed as many changes and accomplishments. And now, Susan is ready to enjoy her retirement, and though we’ll miss her team-player attitude and witty sense of humor, we couldn’t be happier for her.
Susan Cheuk joined the YWCA Princeton team in 2002 as the Executive Assistant after 23 years in the banking industry. But her connection to the YW goes back prior to her employment–her two daughters participated in our programs, such as Gymnastics, Aquatics, and Dance in the early eighties. Both of her daughters later worked and volunteered at the YWCA when they were teenagers.
Besides her regular responsibilities, she volunteered in our Aquatics program as front desk assistant; in our ESL Program as ESL teacher at the Plainsboro Township to a growing Asian population; assisted in our childcare program as needed as well as a childcare provider at the annual Tiger camp program. She enjoyed participating in our BCRC fundraising events such as In the Pink Fashion Show and Paddle for the Pink, among many others. She was also a friendly and familiar face at our signature Tribute to Women Awards as well as ETS Firecracker 5K Run/Walk.
Susan is proud to be part of a team who started the Stand Against Racism with the YWCA Trenton locally and now has been adapted by the YWCA USA as a nation-wide program. She was instrumental in establishing the HiSET Testing Center at the YWCA Princeton which became the first non-profit in New Jersey to administer the High School Equivalency Test in 2015. Over 1,000 tests were administered at the center since the opening of the testing center.
Upon reflecting on her 19 years of working at YWCA Princeton, Susan shared, “I am thankful for the numerous opportunities that the YWCA offered to me and grateful for all the support that the staff has given me throughout the years. I met many people along the way, whether they are board members, donors, or supporters of the YWCA, they are incredible people! The YWCA Princeton will always have a special place in my heart.”
We thank Susan for being part of our YWCA Princeton family, and our legacy as an organization.