About Us

CCS is a strategic fundraising consulting firm that partners with nonprofits to raise funds and strengthen organizations.

CCS maintains the largest and most experienced permanent staff in the field. Our professional team includes executive consultants and resident campaign directors, as well as research, communication, planned giving, and campaign support personnel.

CCS campaigns generally cost institutions between three and eight cents per dollar raised including professional fees and operational expenses.Ninety percent of CCS work represents repeat institutions or direct referrals. We take this as the highest compliment.

CCS’s record of success is unmatched.  Our clients are among the most recognizable brands in the non-profit world.  We are dedicated to achieving financial goals, but define success as something more: exponential growth and exceptional and measurable ROI.

CCS campaigns consistently outperform, exceeding goals and building a platform for success. Further, CCS designs, directs and manages development initiatives in partnership with existing development staff, working closely together to strengthen development capacity and ongoing professional development and training of staff.

CCS offers a flexible service model, specifically designed to meet the needs and culture of the organizations we serve.  The level of service provided can range from executive consultation to full-time, onsite counsel with fee structures that match the recommended model.

CCS designs successful campaigns and development initiatives that build a foundation for future efforts, implementing systems and best practices that result in long-term sustainable growth.

Established in 1947, CCS has developed and implemented successful development initiatives for leading non-profits across all sectors and throughout the world.  The geographic and sector breadth of experience allows us a unique perspective unparalleled in the industry. As a well established firm, we instill confidence in non-profits positioned for transformational growth.

A partnership with CCS provides the intense service of our professional team, along with the value added benefit of our marketing, prospect research, and customized learning services.

The CCS Leadership Team brings a wealth of experience to every partner engagement.  Every project CCS accepts is the full responsibility of a partner in the firm. Our leaders bring decades of direct experience and choose among our people to develop the right team for each project.  Your success is a matter of personal and professional pride.

Our professionals bring energy, flexibility, intelligence, a strong work ethic, and a desire to succeed and make a difference.  These traits are developed through extensive learning experiences and resource-sharing.  Our people share their expertise and skills, creating a ripple effect throughout the organizations we serve.  CCS’ deep sense of corporate commitment to diversity in our industry ensures that our people come from a variety of both cultural and professional backgrounds.

The words of the exceptional people with whom we collaborate are the most meaningful measure of our achievement. More than 90 percent of our business comes from repeat engagement and direct referrals. 

Impacting the World Through
Philanthropy for Over 70 Years

As leading consulting experts in campaign and development strategy, we plan and implement fundraising initiatives to help nonprofit organizations make a bigger impact—locally, nationally, and globally.

For over 70 years, CCS has empowered many of the world’s greatest organizations to advance some of the most important causes in history. Members of the CCS team are highly experienced and knowledgeable across sectors, disciplines, and regions.

Our unique, customized approach provides each organization with a dedicated professional to provide real-time solutions. While the results of our work are immediate, the impact of the strategies, tools, and tactics we develop with our clients is enduring.

Who We Serve Our Services

Leadership Team

Every day, our nonprofit consultants provide guidance to organizations across the United States and around the world.

Elizabeth Abel

Senior Vice President
New York, NY

Jose Barquin

Corporate Vice President
New York, NY

Natalia Baum Corporate Vice President CCS Professional Fundraiser

Natalia Baum

Corporate Vice President
New York, NY

: ted blackburn managing director ccs fundraising consultant

Ted Blackburn

Managing Director
San Francisco, CA

Martin Camacho

Corporate Vice President
Southern California

: travis carley managing director ccs fundraising specialist

Travis Carley

Managing Director
San Francisco, CA

Carl Cervi Corporate Vice President CCS Fundraising

Carl Cervi

Senior Vice President
New York, NY

Caroline Chick

Managing Director
New York, NY

Holly Collier

Corporate Vice President
New York, NY

Lindsey Copple Corporate Vice President CCS Fundraising Specialist

Lindsey Copple

Senior Vice President
Chicago, IL

: derval costello managing director ccs strategic fundraising expert

Derval Costello

Managing Director
Dublin, Ireland

Meghan Davison Corporate Vice President CCS Fundraising Professional

Meghan Davison

Corporate Vice President
Chicago, IL

luke driscoll managing director ccs top fundraising specialist

Luke Driscoll

Managing Director
Baltimore, MD
Washington, DC

Miriam Droller Senior Vice President CCS Professional Fundraiser

Miriam Droller

Managing Director
New York, NY

Suzanne Eden Senior Vice President CCS Fundraising Consultant

Suzanne Eden

Senior Vice President
New York, NY

Angel Flores

Corporate Vice President
New York, NY

Lindsay Blok Senior Vice President CCS Fundraising Expert

Lindsay Freyermuth

Senior Vice President
Southern California

Andrea Gonce

Corporate Vice President
Philadelphia, PA

greg hagin managing director ccs professional fundraising specialist

Greg Hagin

Principal & Managing Director
Philadelphia, PA

Lauren Handwerker

Chief of Staff
New York, NY

rick happy principal and managing director ccs fundraising specialist

Rick Happy

Principal & Managing Director
San Francisco, CA

raymond p. happy principal and managing director ccs fundraising expert

Raymond P. Happy

Principal & Managing Director
New York, NY

Gary Hawkins Senior Vice President CCS strategic fundraising expert

Gary Hawkins

Managing Director
Dallas, TX

peter hoskow principal and managing director ccs fundraising consultant

Peter Hoskow

Principal & Managing Director
Chicago, IL

Eliza Huleatt

Corporate Vice President
Baltimore, MD

Lindsey Humes CCS Fundraising Consultant

Lindsey Humes

Corporate Vice President
Boston, MA

eric Javier principal and managing director ccs fundraising expert

Eric Javier

Principal & Managing Director
New York, NY

Jonathan Kane

President
New York, NY

Barri Kass

Senior Vice President
New York, NY

Kimberly Kicenuik Hubbard Corporate Vice President CCS Fundraising Professional

Kimberly Kicenuik Hubbard

Corporate Vice President
New York, NY

Erik Kiernan CCS strategic fundraising expert

Erik Kiernan

Corporate Vice President
Boston, MA

Robert Kissane

Chairman
New York, NY

thomas kissane principal and managing director ccs fundraising expert

Thomas Kissane

Principal & Managing Director
New York, NY

Sarah Krasin Corporate Vice President CCS Fundraising Consultant

Sarah Krasin

Senior Vice President
Boston, MA

Brian Leamy

Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer
New York, NY

Kaitlin Leonard

Corporate Vice President
New York, NY

Douglas H. Adolph Senior Vice President CCS Fundraising Consultant

Douglas H. London

Senior Vice President
Chicago, IL

: chris looney principal and managing director ccs fundraising specialist

Chris Looney

Principal & Managing Director
Southern California

Ruyi Lu

Corporate Vice President
San Francisco, CA

: steve manno managing director ccs professional fundraising consultant

Steve Manno

Principal & Managing Director
St. Louis, MO

Lindsay Marciniak

Managing Director
Chicago, IL

Christina Mathis

Corporate Vice President
San Francisco, CA

Betsy McIntyre

Corporate Vice President
New York, NY

Kurt McKinley

Corporate Vice President
Baltimore, MD

: charlie michaud principal and managing director ccs fundraising expert

Charlie Michaud

Principal & Managing Director
New York, NY

Adam Miller

Corporate Vice President
Philadelphia, PA

: sevil miyhandar managing director ccs fundraising specialist

Sevil Miyhandar

Managing Director
New York, NY

Rosanna Moore Corporate Vice President CCS Fundraising Consultant

Rosanna Moore

Corporate Vice President
London, UK

: brian nevis principal and managing director ccs professional fundraiser

Brian Nevins

Principal & Managing Director
Boston, MA

Tim Nurvala Senior Vice President CCS strategic fundraising expert

Tim Nurvala

Senior Vice President
Baltimore, MD

Aashika Patel

Aashika Patel

Senior Vice President
Southern California

Brad Patterson Corporate Vice President CCS Fundraising professional

Brad Patterson

Senior Vice President
Chicago, IL

Chris Polito Corporate Vice President CCS Fundraising Experts

Chris Polito

Senior Vice President
Philadelphia, PA

Allyson Reaves

Allyson Reaves

Corporate Vice President
Atlanta, GA

: Robert rice principal and managing director ccs fundraising expert

Robert Rice

Principal & Managing Director
Baltimore, MD
Washington, DC

Melissa Rothberg Corporate Vice President CCS Professional Fundraiser

Melissa Rothberg

Senior Vice President
New York, NY

John Sammis

Senior Data Scientist
New York, NY

Sarah Schmall Corporate Vice President CCS Fundraising Consultant

Sarah Schmall

Senior Vice President
Chicago, IL

Natalie Skinner

Senior Vice President
Washington, DC

Arshia Sultan

Corporate Vice President
Chicago, IL

Ian Swedish Corporate Vice President, Analytics and Client Strategy CCS Fundraising

Ian Swedish

Corporate Vice President,
Philadelphia, PA

Leigh Taublib-Kiriat

Corporate Vice President
New York, NY

Lara Tilley-Bouez

Corporate Vice President
New York, NY

Katlyn Torgerson Senior VIce President CCS Fundraising Experts

Katlyn Torgerson

Senior Vice President
Seattle, WA

: janine triano managing director human resources ccs fundraising specialist

Janine Triano

Chief Human Resource Officer
New York, NY

Edward Van Saders

Chief Financial Officer
New York, NY

Kate Villa Corporate Vice President CCS Fundraising Consultant

Kate Villa

Corporate Vice President
Boston, MA

Bob Weston CCS Fundraising Consultants

Bob Weston

Practice Lead,
Independent Schools
New York, NY

Jillian Whiting CCS Fundraising Specialist

Jillian Whiting

Senior Vice President
Southern California

Allison Willner

Vice President, Data Strategy
Practice Lead, Systems
New York, NY