Mrs. Suzanne McKee joined Marion Military Institute (MMI) on 4 October 2004. She serves as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, and the Executive Director of the MMI Foundation. She oversees development, grants, and fundraising activities, alumni and parent activities, public information and media relations, government affairs, strategic engagement, and all activities for the MMI Foundation, which houses the endowment for MMI and awards more than 40 named scholarships each year. She also carries the additional responsibility to serve as the MMI President’s Chief of Staff.
She and her husband, Robert, established the Faunsdale Foundation for the town of Faunsdale, Alabama, and recently completed a partnership with the University of Auburn School of Architecture’s Rural Studio to open the first ever community center for Faunsdale. Her two sons, Gordon and Porter Lawless are 2016 and 2018 graduates of Marion Military Institute and both transferred to her alma mater, The University of Alabama.