"Suzan has been involved with countless charity organizations and has dedicated most of her life to help others; whether playing her trademark "Sargent Sue" at school auditoriums in front of hundreds of kids or raising funds for D.A.R.E, her voice is as important today as it was when she first started with the Herbalife Family Foundation"
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 completed a two-year parenting program from the Resources for Infant Educarers® (RIE), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of infant care and education around the globe, teaching, supporting, and mentoring parents and professionals. This organization and course was the impetus for starting the Herbalife family Foundation.
In 2016 she founded S.H.E. - the Suzan Hughes Education Foundation, which will focus on education of parenting, giving them tools and information to provide gourmet parenting.
In 1994, Suzan Hughes co-founded the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF). The HFF today is in over 60 countries helping hundreds of children daily. Since then she has brought millions of dollars in donations for: A Place Called Home, Alliance for Children Rights, 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, which has state of the art appliances bringing nutritious meals to the people who need them.
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. Since 1997, Suzan Hughes has 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, stranger danger and how to take on and resolve personal issues.
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 sang and 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.
She was also a chairperson of the board of Star*Gem Foundation.
Good things are coming in 2016!