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.

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As Senior Vice President at CCS Fundraising, Maeve Riley oversees operations in Texas and the Southern market. Based in Dallas, Maeve leverages her expertise of the regional philanthropic landscape to foster strategic partnerships with organizations spanning across sectors. Maeve specializes in prospective funder landscaping, principal and major gift strategies, sustainable growth plans, and staff and leadership training and development.

With over a decade of experience in nonprofit management and fundraising strategy, Maeve has guided organizations on development initiatives ranging from $4 million to $1B. Of note, Maeve led CCS’s partnership with Peterson Health Foundation, implementing key initiatives identified in the Foundation’s strategic plan, by creating an endowment, establishing a grateful patient program, developing their annual fund, and enhancing planned giving content.

In addition to her client service, Maeve is passionate about internal and external talent and professional development, with a focus on engaging diverse populations and broadening the scope of inclusive philanthropic practices.

Maeve also serves as a board member of the Misalignment Museum. Prior to her work at CCS, she served as the Director of Alumni Relations at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and led an educational program for a federally funded youth development agency.

Maeve holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management from DePaul University School of Public Service and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Santa Clara University. She resides in Dallas and enjoys traveling around the country in her free time, frequenting her hometown in Northern California, and visiting family in Oregon and North Carolina.

select client partners

  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Peterson Health Foundation
  • Fairhill School
  • Dallas College Foundation
  • Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
  • Waco Performing Arts Center
  • Arkansas Children’s
  • St. Rita Catholic School
  • Spring Hill College
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Soles4Souls
  • Vero Beach Museum of Art


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Navy Pier

Navy Pier

Central US

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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