The experience of working in philanthropy and fundraising is both humbling and inspiring. Through the work at CCS each day, I am renewed with an energy and hope for how communities will flourish and remain vibrant. This work allows valuable opportunities for shared learning, and I am blessed to work with colleagues and client partners…

Allyson brings almost twenty years of experience in fundraising, nonprofit management, and board development to client partners, collaborating in a variety of ways to support growth and success.  With ten years at CCS, Allyson’s work includes interim management, campaign execution, planning studies, development assessments, and capacity building for diverse organizations across social sectors.  Her key achievements include heightening campaign performance, securing transformational seven and eight- figure commitments, and implementing successful fundraising initiatives from concept to public phase.

Allyson has worked directly with teams of thought leaders whose goals are to advance outreach, education, and leadership around mission-critical initiatives. In each project, Allyson aligns the fundraising endeavor with a spirit of collaboration and team-building, which serves as the underpinning for incredible success.

Over her time at CCS, Allyson has served as Co-Chair of the People of Color/Multicultural Employee Resource Group (ERG) and is an active member of the firm’s DEI Working Group.  She is also on the DEI Subcommittee of CCS’ Board of Directors.

Allyson is a former board member of both the Clemson University Black Alumni Council and the Community Investment Network.  A graduate of the Hilton Head Island Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Program, she also served on the Chamber’s Board of Regents. Allyson volunteers with the St. Croix Foundation for Community Development (US Virgin Islands) around hurricane recovery, community organizing, and building collective leadership for nonprofit organizations.  Allyson resides in Atlanta, GA and is a founding member of the Black Alumni Collective and a German Marshall Fellow.  A graduate of Clemson University, Allyson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish language and International Trade. She also completed the Master dei Talenti program at Fondazione CRT (Torino, Italy), and she holds a master’s from Boston University in arts and nonprofit administration.

select client partners

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of America
  • Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
  • Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford
  • Medical College of Georgia
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • My Brother’s Keeper Alliance
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of Florida
  • Winston Salem State University
  • Xavier University of Louisiana 


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Featured Insights


CCS Fundraising’s Commitment to Racial Justice

June 4, 2020

CCS stands in solidarity with our Black colleagues, client partners, friends, and greater society to affirm – loudly and unequivocally – that Black lives matter. We offer the following statement on behalf of our firm.


Everyday Donors of Color: Uncovering the Latest Research

August 27, 2021

CCS is proud to partner with the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy on the release of the Everyday Donors of Color report, funded by the Gates Foundation.


The CCS Philanthropy Pulse: What Does the Data Say and What Does it Mean for Higher Education Institutions?

Spring 2022

How are schools approaching fundraising this year? And how does it differ from years past? View this webinar recording to discover key findings from a recent survey of nearly 100 schools.