CCS is a critical partner in creating the culture of philanthropy that elevates our clients’ ability to inspire donors, leading to transformational gifts for important causes. It is an honor to be part of this essential work.

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Kate Villa has been helping to design, plan, and implement successful fundraising campaigns since she worked for Columbia University’s development office while in college. She truly enjoys creating and executing fundraising initiatives that connect donors’ passions with projects that change the world. Kate’s 25 years of experience, first as a chief development officer and now with CCS, have included: comprehensive campaign design and management, planning studies, assessments, and leading teams of staff and volunteer leadership to develop unique strategies and solutions to achieve ambitious fundraising goals.

Kate graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy and Columbia College. She is the Immediate Past President of AFP Massachusetts, a former Vice-Chair of the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, and the past President of AFP of Northern New England. When not working or volunteering for good causes, she can often be found trying new recipes or restaurants, skiing in her native state of Vermont, training for a long bike ride, or with friends and family.

Select Client Partners

  • American School for the Deaf
  • Bangor Public Library
  • Boston Latin School
  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters
  • Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School
  • Combined Jewish Philanthropies
  • Champlain College
  • Green Mountain Valley School
  • Kimball Union Academy
  • Maine Audubon
  • The New Commonwealth Fund
  • New Hampton School
  • Newton Wellesley Hospital
  • The Rashi School
  • USS Constitution Museum
  • Walnut Hill School for the Arts
  • The Winsor School


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Featured Insights


Developing School-Wide Support for Campaign Strategic Priorities

August 8, 2022

Whether new or established, Heads of School have a unique opportunity to build a strong strategic plan and case for support for a major campaign as the summer comes to a close.


RFM and Wealth Screening for Major Gift Strategy

June 29, 2022

Learn how to perform an RFM analysis, the simplest tool to start narrowing your prospect list to your most impactful donors. This article contains background information and a video to lead you step-by-step into meaningful engagement.


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

Spring 2022

How are healthcare 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 healthcare organizations.