It is a privilege to serve as partners and trusted advisors to non-profit organizations and help them achieve their goals. Every day we are assisting purpose-driven professionals in their efforts toward positive change in order to bring sustainable development to the causes they support.

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Elizabeth joined the firm in 2017 after spending a decade supporting non-profits in New York, New York. Professionalism, diligence, curiosity, and dedication to hard work fuel her passion for working with non-profit organizations to help them achieve their goals. In her role, she brings operational and strategic leadership to CCS’s more complex engagements and partnerships. She has worked across project types, led the planning and management of campaigns ranging in size from $100 million to $1 billion, and has guided clients in securing multiple nine-figure gifts.

A lifelong learner and dynamic professional, Elizabeth’s clients appreciate the trust, organizational fluency, sense for opportunity, clear direction, and candor she brings to each of her engagements. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, campaign planning, corporate philanthropy, principal and mega gift programs, and capacity building. Her goal with every client engagement is to elevate the organization’s overall efficacy to fundraise in support of its mission.

Within CCS, Elizabeth is a member of the CCS Board of Directors Innovation Sub-Committee and serves as the Executive Sponsor of CCS Elevate, the firm’s thought leadership initiative designed to apply CCS best practices to the next big questions in philanthropy – an initiative Elizabeth served as the founding Co-Chair of.

Originally from San Diego, California, Elizabeth currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Columbia University, where she was elected Captain of the Field Hockey team. An ardent supporter of her alma mater, Elizabeth is active with Columbia University’s Odyssey Mentoring Program and Alumni Representative Committee. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, fitness, and spending time outdoors with her 115-lb Rhodesian Ridgeback, Judd.

select client partners

  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Children’s Health
  • Children’s Wisconsin
  • Communities Foundation of Texas
  • Interlochen Center for the Arts
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Northwestern Medicine
  • Obama Foundation
  • Riley Children’s Health
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center


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