Susanne Preston Wilson Grandin was a cousin of Marvin Breckinridge Patterson and Mary Breckinridge.  Mrs. Grandin became involved with the Frontier Nursing Service through her involvement with the Frontier Boston Committee in the 1950s. She remained a devoted volunteer and supporter for more than 40 years.

The Grandin family established the Susanne P.W. Grandin Scholarship at FNU in memory of their mother. The Grandin children include John Grandin (Anne), Ned Grandin (Deborah) and Preston Grandin (Susie).  The family continues to make annual contributions through the Grandin Family Foundation in order to grow the scholarship and provide support for students.