At CCS, I’m able to work in ways that are both creative and pragmatic. It’s inspiring to work with clients who are building community, making a difference, and adding to collective well-being.

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Alena brings over a decade’s worth of experience building philanthropic support and scaling funding streams for long-term growth. She loves a good brainstorming session and can problem solve all day long. Over the years, she has paid particular attention to optimizing operations and fine-tuning fundraising procedures. Her work has secured transformational seven-figure commitments, provided staff with professional development, and heightened campaign performance from case development to closing over goal.

With CCS since 2019, she has partnered with clients in education, arts and culture, and the environment. Alena serves as a facilitator with the firm’s Aspiring Allies ERG group and is a founding staff member the Conservation and Environmental sector group.

Alena and her husband sustain a 10-acre property where they are investing in long-term, climate informed stewardship practices and increasing healthy habitats for people, plants, and wildlife.

select client partners

  • Howard University
  • National Museum of Bermuda
  • Potomac Conservancy

Washington, DC

1667 K Street NW
Suite 210
Washington, DC 20006

(202) 628-4402


Featured Projects

National Museum of Bermuda

National Museum of Bermuda

Outlying Countries

The National Museum of Bermuda, founded in 1974 as a maritime museum, now an essential education resource and center of cultural and community life, engaged CCS Fundraising for its “The Future of History” effort, leading to Museum leaders and volunteers raising over $9.8M.

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