Executive Director and Founder




Susan Hammond, the daughter of a U.S. Vietnam veteran, became interested in post-war Southeast Asia after traveling to Viet Nam and Cambodia in 1991. In 1996, after earning her MA in International Education from NYU, Susan returned to Viet Nam to study Vietnamese. She became involved in fostering mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia and addressing the long-term impacts of war while working as the Deputy Director of the Fund for Reconciliation and Development (FRD) from 1996 to 2007. During this time she lived in New York, Viet Nam, Cambodia and Laos coordinating programs for FRD.  In 2007, Susan returned to her home state of Vermont and founded War Legacies Project. She also stays involved with local issues in her home town serving as an elected member of the Town of Rockingham Select Board.

War Legacies Project is a registered 501 (c)(3) organization with the US IRS. Donations are tax deductible as allowable by the IRS.  Our EIN Number is 26-1947398. Please email info@warlegacies.org if you would like a copy of our most recent 990 Form.

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144 Lower Bartonsville Rd

Chester, VT 05143


Tel: 917-991-4850