Elizabeth Abel

Corporate Vice President
New York, NY

“At CCS, we help nonprofits fulfill their missions—working with them to elevate philanthropy, plan strategically for their futures, and maximize their social impact.”

Elizabeth Abel is a Corporate Vice President at CCS Fundraising. Since joining CCS in 2013, Elizabeth has partnered with institutions in the education, arts and culture, religion, and advocacy sectors to plan and implement transformational fundraising campaigns with revenue goals ranging from $5 million to $500 million. In this role, she provides counsel on strategic planning, principal and major gifts fundraising, and volunteer engagement. Elizabeth has also directed campaign planning studies, served in interim development roles, and managed annual campaigns and special fundraising events.

Elizabeth is an Instructor at the School of Social Policy and Practice (SP2) at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also serves on the Board of the Nonprofit Leadership Program Alumni Association. In 2020, she was inducted into the SP2 Alumni Hall of Fame for her work with mission-driven organizations.

Elizabeth holds a Masters in Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University. An avid traveler, Elizabeth enjoys exploring new places and hiking in America’s National Parks. She resides in New York City with her husband and daughter.


Featured Clients

  • ADL (Anti-Defamation League)
  • Columbia University School of Nursing
  • Friends Academy
  • The Hewitt School
  • The Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
  • The Newark Public Library
  • NYU Stern School of Business
  • The Parkinson’s Foundation
  • The Police Athletic League
  • The Ramaz School
  • The Spence School
  • The Speyer Legacy School