Here at CCS, we are passionate about cultivating transformational change through partnerships with nonprofit organizations. We help elevate the causes and strengthen the programs of our inspiring partners in order to make the world a better place.

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As a Senior Vice President at CCS that is results-driven and action-oriented, Maria excels at project management, with an emphasis on operations, fundraising staff engagement, strategic planning and analytic reporting.  As a senior member of CCS Europe, she has led diverse initiatives from both a sector and geographical perspective – from a $250m campaign for the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to supporting UCD in receiving six and seven-figure investments.

Maria has extensive experience in securing transformational gifts from individuals, trusts/foundations and the corporate sector. Additionally, Maria has assessed large-scale fundraising operations, conducted feasibility studies in complex situations, and prepared resource mobilisation strategies for UN entities.

In joining CCS, Maria brought insight from both her corporate background and non-profit expertise. As a Marketing Agency account manager for Dell EMEA and as a Major Gifts Manager at the Make-A-Wish Foundation in New York.

Maria holds a B.Sc in Entrepreneurship and Information Technology and an M.Sc in Business Management from Dublin City University conducted through the Irish language, and was awarded a First Class Honours in both degrees.

Select client Partners

  • University College Dublin (UCD)
  • Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI)
  • CHI (Children’s Health Ireland)
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • Temple Street Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • Durham University
  • University College Cork
  • Children’s Health Foundation


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Instilling Confidence in Your Fundraising

July 6, 2022

Throughout today’s ever-changing times, how do you “stay the course” and continue to garner support for your organisation’s unique mission? This webinar focuses on guidance for nonprofits to maintain confidence in their fundraising efforts.