Chris Polito

Senior Vice President
Philadelphia, PA


"There is nothing more rewarding than partnering with organizations around the world to seek funds for advancement of their mission and to heighten their prowess in the communities they serve."

Chris is a Senior Vice President at CCS, the leading strategic consulting and fundraising management firm to nonprofit and social impact organizations worldwide. Chris has designed, advised, and directed more than 50 strategic initiatives and capital campaigns that have raised collectively over $500 million, dramatically impacting the constituents they serve. Chris has also conducted feasibility and planning studies and development assessments; guided Annual Appeals; and implemented leadership and major gifts fundraising for numerous clients in faith-based, healthcare, human and social services, and primary and secondary education sectors.

In July, 2013 Chris and his family moved to Toronto, Ontario, where he served as Executive Director of the Archdiocese of Toronto’s $105 million Family of Faith campaign. Over the next three years, the campaign would raise more than $170 million, becoming the most successful faith-based fundraising initiative in Canadian history.

Chris resides in Mount Laurel, NJ with his wife and daughter. He grew up in Colts Neck, New Jersey, went to Red Bank Catholic High School, and received a Bachelor of the Arts degree from The Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.

He currently serves as the Communications Chair on the Board of Directors of the AFP NJ Southern Chapter. Chris will begin a 2-year term as Chapter President in January 2019.

Featured Projects

  • United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Archdiocese of Toronto
  • Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • Archdiocese of Newark
  • Diocese of Trenton
  • Diocese of Camden
  • Diocese of Metuchen
  • West Catholic Preparatory High School
  • Villa Joseph Marie High School
  • St. Elizabeth Parish
  • Holy Cross Parish
  • Elwyn
  • Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley