"When an organization secures a transformational gift, sets and exceeds stretch goals, reaches new heights and delivers upon an extraordinary mission – CCS is there every step along the way, as a partner, advisor, and champion.”
Briel has over a decade of experience working with and within nonprofit organizations in the arts and culture, human services, healthcare, religious, and education sectors. She has extensive experience in major gift fundraising and comprehensive development assessments and enjoys working with her clients to create a compelling vision, set ambitious goals, and achieve significant, impactful results.
Briel began her CCS career in the Chicago office working with nonprofit organizations across the Central United States. Favorite clients include Playhouse Square in Cleveland, OH where Briel managed the planning and early leadership phase of their recently completed $110 million capital and endowment campaign, and Nashville Public Radio, where she conducted a rapid assessment of a stalled capital campaign and managed the successful re-launch of the effort. Since returning to New York City, Briel has served as onsite counsel for organizations including The Salvation Army of Greater New York, Birthright Israel Foundation, and the American Museum of Natural History, working with these extraordinary organizations to drive significant fundraising growth via comprehensive operational assessments, organizational restructurings, and major gift pipeline development.
Briel received her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, with majors in Social Enterprise and Management & Strategy, and holds an AB in English Literature and American Civilization from Brown University. Prior to joining CCS, Briel worked at Playwrights Horizons as the Artistic Staff Associate, working with staff, artists, and trustees on a wide range of programmatic and fundraising initiatives.
Originally hailing from Connecticut, Briel lives on the Upper West Side and spends as much time as possible in Central Park. An avid theatergoer, Briel also enjoys traveling, instant pot cooking, and playing with her dog, Rocket.
- American Museum of Natural History
- Birthright Israel Foundation
- Brothers for Life
- Harold Grinspoon Foundation
- Hebrew Free Loan Society
- The Israel Tennis & Education Centers Foundation
- JDRF International
- The Jewish Community Center of Indianapolis
- Nashville Public Radio
- National Organization for Women – NYC
- New York Theatre Workshop
- PlayhouseSquare (Cleveland, OH)
- Congregation Rodeph Sholom (NYC)
- Rodeph Sholom School
- The Salvation Army of Greater New York
- Say Yes to Education
- Temple Israel (Minneapolis, MN)
- UNC-TV, PBS North Carolina
- Williamstown Theatre Festival