Susan Ford Bales
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, Trustee

Term as Trustee: March 24, 1982 through Present
Also served as Vice-Chairman from 1989-1991, 1997-1999, 2001-2003

Remarks at USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Ship Sponsor Luncheon on July 21, 2017 (remarks begin at 35:47 of video)

Susan Ford Bales is a Virginia native and now resides in McKinney, Texas. She is the daughter of President Gerald R. Ford and Betty Ford. Susan is the mother of two daughters, Tyne Berlanga and Heather Devers, three step-sons, Kevin, Matthew, and Andrew Bales and five grandchildren. In addition to her many charitable and public service activities, Susan serves as Co-Trustee of the President Gerald R. Ford Historical Legacy Trust, Trustee of the Elizabeth B. Ford Charitable Trust, Global Ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and the Honorary Advisory Committee of the Children’s National Medical Center.

Legacy photo with President Gerald R. Ford and First Lady Betty Ford 

September 16, 1976 Ford Family photo. White House South Lawn in Washington, D.C. (L to R) Mike and Gayle Ford, President Gerald R. Ford, First lady Betty Ford, Jack Ford, Susan Ford, and Steve Ford. (Photo courtesy of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library)


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