Explore our case studies to gain insight into the challenges we helped our partners address, the solutions we developed and implemented, and the impact of our work.


Navy Pier

Central U.S.

CCS partnered with Navy Pier to further their impact through a critical bridge campaign and develop a plan to expand and diversify Navy Pier’s philanthropic funding sources.

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Mid-Atlantic and Southeast U.S.

CCS partnered with NMAAHC and its leadership on a landmark campaign, which exceeded its goal by raising more than $320 million in private philanthropic support for its historic opening in Washington, DC.

Utah Symphony and Opera

Western U.S.

USUO sought to maintain its status as the premiere local provider of orchestral and operatic art forms. CCS worked with the institution to raise more than $30 million on a $25 million goal, allowing them to attract high-caliber talent and ensure its success for decades to come.

Crocker Art Museum

Western U.S.

With CCS, Crocker Art Museum raised over $100 million for a large expansion to accommodate growing popularity and exhibit more traveling shows.

Nashville Symphony

Central U.S.

CCS has partnered with the Nashville Symphony on two successful campaign management engagements cumulatively raising more than $145 million and is now helping the organization plot its next initiative in a world changed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Portland Art Museum

Western U.S.

The Portland Art Museum engaged CCS to provide a mid-campaign assessment, campaign management support, and additional capacity-building support. As a result, the $100 million Connection Campaign has become the largest and most successful campaign in the Museum’s 129-year history.

Kansas City Symphony

Central U.S.

CCS assisted Kansas City Symphony as it embarked on its most ambitious fundraising effort ever—a $55 million endowment campaign—to strengthen its commitment to education and the community, assert its position as a civic asset, and deepen its artistic excellence.

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Northeast U.S.

CCS worked with Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) to build an endowment and increase revenue for operations and facilities to ensure this multi-dimensional cultural organization may continue to enrich and expand a global community for jazz for generations to come.

New York Hall of Science

Northeast U.S.

CCS collaborated with New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) on a campaign that surpassed its $50 million goal, and allowed the museum to vastly increase science learning both within and beyond its walls.

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Central U.S.

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) needed to sustain its future by increasing awareness of its impact on the arts community and the city at large. CCS worked with the ISO at this critical juncture to bring its contributed revenue to a record high in the ISO’s history.