Collaborating with lay and staff leaders that care deeply about the organization’s mission inspires us to codesign creative solutions that increases and diversifies revenue. This allows the organization to do more of what it does best.

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Pronouns: she/her/hers

Barri joined CCS in 2010, bringing eight years of experience in the legal profession. Barri concentrated on family law and immigration issues, as well as corporate litigation and restructuring.

At CCS, Barri has counseled clients on planning studies and development department assessments, in addition to campaign activation and implementation. Barri practices as a generalist and has a breadth of sector experience in independent schools, higher education, hospitals and healthcare, advocacy, federated organizations, religious centers, and cultural institutions.

Fundraising goals under Barri’s purview range from $10 million to $1.2 billion. During Barri’s tenure with CCS, she has led organizations through nationwide planning studies, intensive campaign goal-setting, case development, and pipeline building. Barri advises on the resources needed to build, enhance, and sustain ambitious fundraising goals, such as volunteer leadership structures, staffing requirements, and incorporating critical fundraising tools into everyday practice. She presents complicated and nuanced information to leadership and has advised on donor engagement and solicitations for 6-9 figure gifts.

Barri received her BA from University of Michigan and her JD from Brooklyn Law School.

Select client Partners

  • American Ballet Theatre
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Baptist Health Foundation
  • The Chapin School
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Greenwich Country Day School
  • The Joyce Theater
  • Museum of Chinese in America
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • The Perez Art Museum Miami
  • The Spence School
  • Sundance Institute
  • Trinity University

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