New York, NY (May 22, 2022) – Today, CCS Fundraising, the world’s leading fundraising consulting firm, announced a series of transitions within its Executive Leadership Team.

The firm announced the retirement of outgoing Chairman Bob Kissane who has been crucial to the success of innumerable philanthropic and development projects for over 40 years. Bob will continue to support CCS and its clients in an advisory capacity for the foreseeable future.

Rick Happy will become Chairman of CCS Fundraising. Rick has been with the firm for over three decades and has established himself as a philanthropic leader in the U.S. and abroad. Rick will continue to lead the firm’s work throughout the Western United States.

“I want to thank Bob for his incredible service to the firm for over 40 years, and his pivotal role in its strategic evolution over that period. I wish him a happy and well-deserved retirement,” said Rick Happy, incoming CCS Chairman. “These last three decades, it has been an honor to serve our incredible clients and I’m looking forward to continuing that work as well as the exciting challenges ahead in my added capacity as Chairman.

Jon Kane, who has served as President of CCS since 2016, will become President & CEO. Jon Kane brings over 25 years of expertise in business, management, and strategic consulting, and deep pride in CCS’ work and commitment to its clients to his new role.

Tom Kissane and Robert (“Bo”) Rice, Principal & Managing Directors with over 30 years each with CCS, and leaders in the sector, are taking on the additional title of Vice-Chairmen.

The firm also announced the elevation of Sarah Krasin and Edward Van Saders to the role of Partner. Sarah leads the firm’s Boston office and has been instrumental in growing CCS’ presence and client partnerships across the New England region. Edward Van Saders is the firm’s Chief Financial Officer and has over 30 years of leadership experience. Sarah and Edward join a partnership comprised of 25 leaders in the philanthropic sector.

“I’m delighted to welcome Sarah Krasin and Edward Van Saders to our esteemed group of CCS partners, and to be expanding our leadership team overall,” said Jon Kane, CEO & President. “Both Sarah and Edward have been instrumental in the firm’s development, and their expertise and immense knowledge of the nonprofit sector will continue to be incredible assets as we look toward the firm’s growth in the future.”


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CCS Fundraising is a strategic consulting firm that has partnered with nonprofits for transformational change for 75 years. CCS Fundraising provides a wide range of services that support and strengthen nonprofit fundraising programs, including campaign management, strategic planning, data analytics, and major gift strategy. The firm’s experts, skilled in campaign and development strategy, work closely with organizations of all sizes across nonprofit sectors and geographies.

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