Philanthropy is a catalyst for societal change, connecting so many communities. At CCS, we partner with dynamic innovators, doers, and thinkers to empower and drive transformational change. I am constantly inspired by the broad impact of our clients’ missions and visions for a more just world.

Leigh has more than a decade of experience working with and within nonprofit organizations. Since joining CCS in 2013, she has partnered with organizations throughout the country and across the spectrum of nonprofits sectors, including arts and culture, healthcare, and education to raise over $500M in capital and programmatic funding.

She has led the design of large-scale fundraising initiatives and extraordinary campaigns and has counseled organizations with financial targets ranging from $2M to $1B. Much of Leigh’s work has focused on campaign design and planning, principal and major gift strategies, board engagement and growth, organizational and development assessments, feasibility and planning studies, and interim development management. She has partnered with organizations to develop strategic donor engagement plans and drive overall philanthropic revenue.

Leigh is a graduate of Tulane University where her passion for philanthropy grew as she coordinated logistics and communication efforts for several Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts. She has visited more than 25 countries, on 5 continents, witnessing the great challenges in developing nations. She recognizes the direct impact of generosity on a global scale and remains inspired by partnering with clients to achieve their philanthropic goals and see real impact in the world.

Select Client Partners

  • Abington Friends School, PA
  • Archdiocese of Hartford, CT
  • Bideawee, NY
  • Diocese of Charlotte, NC
  • Easy Water for Everyone, NY
  • Film at Lincoln Center, NY
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center, NY
  • Lincoln Center Theater, NY
  • New York Genome Center, NY
  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, MD
  • Virtua Foundation, NJ
  • Weill Cornell Medicine, NY


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