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Lindsay Marciniak

Managing Director
Chicago, IL

“CCS partners with organizations to realize bold visions and make a lasting impact in the community.”

Lindsay has 15 years of experience helping nonprofit organizations acquire the resources they need to fulfill their missions and positively impact our communities – locally, nationally, and globally. Her efforts and leadership have resulted in nearly $1 billion in philanthropic support secured for her clients across all nonprofit sectors.  As illustrated by her fundraising record, she is an expert at designing and directing comprehensive campaigns, implementing major gifts programs, leading initiatives to build fundraising capacity, and developing strong relationships with senior leadership, staff, board members, and donors.

As a Managing Director, Lindsay serves on the firm’s leadership team, identifying innovative and unique ways to serve clients, managing and mentoring staff members across the Central United States, and analyzing industry trends. Lindsay brings to every engagement a big-picture perspective and a hands-on approach.

Lindsay has led marquee projects for the firm and supports her clients to realize some of the largest philanthropic gifts in their histories. She has had the privilege of partnering with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Salvation Army, Feeding America, and Kiwanis International.

A skilled instructor and facilitator, Lindsay regularly presents on fundraising topics to clients, board members, and development professionals across the country. She serves as a guest lecturer at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management Nonprofit Executive Programs.

Lindsay earned a Master of Public Affairs with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with honors from John Carroll University in Cleveland. She is actively involved in her community, volunteering with local social service agencies. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, reading, and live music.

Featured Projects

  • Archdiocese of Detroit
  • College for Creative Studies (Detroit, MI)
  • Conner Prairie (Fishers, IN)
  • Cuyahoga Community College (Cleveland, OH)
  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
  • Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
  • Feeding America (Chicago, IL)
  • Kiwanis International (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Lakeview Pantry (Chicago, IL)
  • Lions Clubs International Foundation (Oak Brook, IL)
  • National Veterans Memorial and Museum (Columbus, OH)
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum (Cleveland, OH)
  • North Shore Country Day School (Chicago, IL)
  • The Salvation Army