"Suzan Hughes has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors: She was given The Future of America Award from D.A.R.E., was recognized by Women in Film on receiving both the prestigious Wallis Annenberg Founders Award and the Woman of Achievement Award. Suzan was also given the Distinguished Heart award by the Friends of Sheba Medical Center."

In 1994, Suzan Hughes founded the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) along with her husband Mark Hughes_ The HFF today is in over SO countries helping over 100,000 children daily. In 1995 Suzan and Mark presented $250,000 to the D.A.R.E. Foundation, and since then the HFF Foundation has given millions each year to over 120 organizations worldwide including A Place Called Home, Unicef, The Boys and Girls Club, School on Wheels, Fulfillment Fund, The Children's Place Agency and Para Los Linos. It's flagship Casa Herbalife Program provides volunteer assistance each year to organizations worldwide and it's Casa Herbalife Kitchen, complete with the best of everything and state of the art appliances, brand new plumbing and electrical systems brings nutritious meals to the people who need them the most Everyday the Casa Herbalife Kitchen feeds hundreds of children in dozens of Casa Herbalife programs all over the world. 
Having co-founded the Herbalife Family Foundation, Suzan Hughes became a well-respected and recognized advocate for issues that affect children and women's welfare. In 1999, Suzan Hughes worked as a Community Circle Leader for the Maple Counseling Center in the Beverly Hills School District for seven years. She sat on the Board and taught weekly classes covering a broad range of subjects such as bullying and resolving personal issues in a safe environment. 
Later 1999, Suzan Hughes joined Jim Starr, former LAPD Officer as "Sergeant Sue", teaching "back-to-basics " health and safety to children in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). As Sargent Sue, Suzan Hughes spoke, acted out scenarios for large groups of children in the school auditoriums teaching over 20,000 students in the LAUSD. She enacted live demonstrations adding in music to demonstrate challenging subjects like stranger danger, self-respect, social responsibility, safety and nutrition. 
Suzan Hughes sat on the board of Star*Gem Foundation