Our client partners’ missions are incredibly inspirational and motivating. The impact of their work drives me to serve our client partners through building and advancing the most effective fundraising strategies.

Maeve Riley is a Senior Vice President with CCS Fundraising and serves as a member of the Central United States leadership team. Maeve’s passion to partner with nonprofit organizations to achieve extraordinary results is felt deeply in her client partnerships and outcomes.

Maeve brings over 12 years of experience in nonprofit management and philanthropic advising. In her role at CCS, Maeve has partnered with organizations of all sizes and sectors, from building a principal gift acceleration plan for the CDC Foundation in the peak of the global pandemic, to helping expand the footprint and reach of the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum. Through her experience with providing fundraising strategy to organizations of all sizes, Maeve has developed specialties in principal gift prospect strategy and landscaping, staff capacity building and training, assessments and development plans, public-private partnership strategy, and campaign planning and execution. Maeve has led the planning and execution of fundraising initiatives ranging from $10 million to $1B.

In addition to her client service, Maeve enjoys bringing a fresh perspective to the firm’s internal professional development initiatives. She is particularly passionate about developing talent and advancing philanthropic knowledge and insights both internally and externally.

Based in Chicago, Maeve holds a Masters of Science in Nonprofit Management from DePaul University and a Bachelors of Science in Sociology from Santa Clara University.

select client partners

  • Center for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) Foundation
  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
  • Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
  • Erikson Institute
  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Goodwill Industries International
  • Navy Pier
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum
  • Soles4Souls
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center


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Featured Projects

Navy Pier

Central U.S.

CCS partnered with Navy Pier to further their impact through a critical bridge campaign and develop a plan to expand and diversify Navy Pier’s philanthropic funding sources.

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