The nonprofit sector contributes approximately 5.7% to the United States’ GDP, making nonprofit organizations an integral part of not only the social fabric of our communities, but also the broader economy. Supporting this sector is essential, and I’m fortunate to play a part in this work.

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Erin has worked to advance the missions of nonprofit organizations for over six years. During this time, she has worked with organizations of all types, including a focus on arts and culture, health, education, religious, and human services causes. She specializes in fundraising, strategic planning, creative case messaging, donor communications, and volunteer management.

Erin’s experience in major gift strategy has been exhibited through her campaign management work with project goals ranging from $5 million to $100 million. Additionally, each of Erin’s managed feasibility studies have resulted in over $70 million raised in subsequent campaigns. Erin lead several successful major gift efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, navigating rapid change and uncertainty.

Erin holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Entrepreneurship from The University of Louisville and a Bachelor of Science in Community & Nonprofit Leadership and Entrepreneurship degree from The University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Originally from Milwaukee, Erin currently resides in Chicago where she loves all aspects of living in the Midwest – including the snow! Erin enjoys playing tennis, traveling, cheering on all Wisconsin sports teams, and exploring the unique neighborhoods that Chicago has to offer with her husband, Jake, and Boston Terrier, Woody.

select client partners

  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati, OH
  • St. Paul Academy and Summit School, St. Paul, MN
  • Christ Church Winnetka, Winnetka, IL
  • B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, Deerfield, IL


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Featured Projects

B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim (BJBE)

B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim (BJBE)

Central U.S.

CCS worked with BJBE for over two years on three projects: the development and implementation of a new membership model, a feasibility study, and a major gift effort focused on reducing the building mortgage.

Featured Insights


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

Spring 2022

How are religious institutions 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 religious organizations.


Debt-Reduction Campaigns: A 21st-Century Approach

April 26, 2022

Consider these steps to begin or re-charge a debt reduction fundraising effort.