SECTOR

Expanding Arts & Culture

Helping museums, performing arts, libraries, cultural centers,
and symphonies reach their full potential.

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Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

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Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Since 1930, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) has been a leader among the city’s arts organizations that today generates $500 million in annual economic activity and employs more full-time artists than any other organization in the state. In an effort to protect and sustain this cultural icon, CCS assisted with development staff management and a new donor challenge campaign, all in an effort to increase the annual revenue by more than 50 percent. The symphony had contributed revenue of $6.3 million the previous year. Following our engagement in the 2012-2013 fiscal year, more than 2,000 new donors had been secured and contributed revenue increased to $10 million. An additional $6 million in future year pledges was also secured, making it the highest contributed revenue year in ISO history. Following CCS’s engagement, the upward trajectory of support has continued each year, now surpassing $12 million in annual revenue.

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New York Hall of Science

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New York Hall of Science

New York Hall of Science

CCS collaborated with the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) on the $50 million campaign for NYSCI: Where Minds Play. The fundraising effort focused on learning in science, technology, engineering and math for students, teachers, and families. The campaign built capacity for the museum’s nationally recognized education programs, developed innovative hands-on exhibitions, created new teacher development opportunities for science educators, invested in novel research on how people learn science, and expanded distance-learning and digital programs that support science learning beyond NYSCI’s walls.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center

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Jazz at Lincoln Center

Jazz at Lincoln Center

CCS is honored to have worked with Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) to build an endowment and increase revenue for operations and facilities to ensure this multi-dimensional cultural organization may continue to enrich and expand a global community for jazz for generations to come.

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Utah Symphony and Opera

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Utah Symphony and Opera

Utah Symphony and Opera

Founded in 1940, the Utah Symphony has become an eminent presence in the American music scene through its distinctive performances worldwide and its well-known recording legacy. Since 1978, the Utah Opera has produced opera with artistic standards of distinction and with a fresh vibrancy — works new to Utah as well as the classics. CCS worked with both organizations from 2010 to 2012 to increase the endowment by a substantial amount and fund annual operating needs. More than $30 million was raised.

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Crocker Art Museum

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Crocker Art Museum

Crocker Art Museum

The Crocker Art Museum—the longest continuously operating museum in the West—entered into its newest phase of history with the opening of a 125,000 square-foot expansion. This development is the result of the most significant cultural philanthropic campaign ever attempted in Sacramento. CCS assisted in raising over $100 million for the historic expansion which aimed to create a unique environment where art and architecture combine to exhilarate the human spirit.

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National Museum of African American History and Culture

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National Museum of African American History and Culture

National Museum of African American History and Culture

On September 24, 2016, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) held its much anticipated grand opening and dedication. Located on a five-acre site adjacent to the Washington Monument, the NMAAHC is the only national museum exclusively devoted to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. CCS is proud to partner with the NMAAHC leadership on this historic campaign, which exceeded its $270 million goal by raising more than $320 million in private philanthropic support for this capital project

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