Philanthropy brings people together. We unite around missions to improve lives, invite others to join us, overcome challenges, celebrate transformation, and build deep relationships along the way. It’s a privilege to be a partner in this space.

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Elizabeth joined CCS in 2013 and brings deep experience in the education, healthcare, and religious sectors. She has conducted strategic planning and operational assessments, led high performing fundraising teams, and managed major campaigns across the country that have raised more than $750 million. Finding joy in teamwork with clients, Elizabeth brings a combination of skilled project management and high-level strategic guidance to each partnership.

Elizabeth earned her BA from Emory University and MBA/MTS from Vanderbilt University. She recently returned home to Nashville with her husband and two spaniel pups, after living in Chicago, IL, San Francisco, CA, and Sandpoint, IDover the years. They love spending time outdoors hiking, camping, & kayaking, and volunteering for their local parks.

Select Client Partners

  • University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH
  • Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Center City, MN
  • Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, Palo Alto, CA
  • PeaceHealth, Vancouver, WA
  • Hennepin Healthcare Foundation, Minneapolis, MN
  • Archdiocese of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • Diocese of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
  • Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School, Chicago, IL
  • The Bush School, Seattle, WA
  • College Prep, Oakland, CA
  • St. Philip & St. Augustine Catholic Academy, Dallas, TX
  • Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, Appleton, WI
  • Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, Detroit, MI
  • Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati, OH


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Archdiocese of Chicago

Archdiocese of Chicago

Central US

CCS partnered with the Archdiocese of Chicago on multiple facets of its stewardship and development efforts, including reinvigorating the To Teach Who Christ Is campaign to become the most financially successful diocesan campaign in history.