"When I think of our clients, I see a kaleidoscope of missions, but a singularity of purpose - all of them are trying to make the world a better place. I can't imagine a better way to spend my days than working with clients toward this common goal."
With more than a decade of experience in the U.S. and Europe, Lara has worked with a range of clients – from those raising billions to those building a culture of philanthropy – across every nonprofit sector.
Lara’s commitment to nonprofit causes started in college, where she participated in Northwestern University’s Dance Marathon fundraiser every year and interned with the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. After graduating, she worked in consulting for several years before joining CCS’s Midwest team in 2008. “I always wanted to work in the nonprofit sector, but couldn’t find ‘my’ one cause. For me, finding CCS was the answer,” Lara says. In 2009 she moved to CCS Europe – where she spent several years serving clients in Paris, Dublin, and Geneva. In 2015, Lara returned to the U.S. to join the New York team.
“I love the opportunity to work with, and learn from, so many admirable leaders and volunteers who are dedicated to their cause or community,” she says.
Today, Lara plays an active role in the CCS Learning Program, helping to design and teach courses on management, major gifts, feasibility studies, campaigns, and more. She is conversant in French, Spanish, and Lebanese.
- American School of Paris
- Clongowes Wood College
- Dominican Academy
- Duke Health
- European Humanities University
- Geneva Centre for Security Policy
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
- Lycée Français de New York
- Monmouth Medical Center
- Pope John XXIII Parish
- Reporters without Borders / Reporters sans frontières
- RIOULT Dance New York
- Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
- Temple B’nai Jeshurun
- United Jewish Appeal Federation of New York
- Wheat Ridge Ministries