The most meaningful aspect of my work is partnering with my clients to help them realize their potential and fulfill their missions.

Since joining CCS in 2008, Miriam Droller has partnered with institutions across all sectors including higher education, healthcare, advocacy, arts, and culture, bringing to bear two decades of professional experience in strategic planning, major gifts fundraising, development department structure and operations, and campaign management for leading nonprofit organizations.

“It’s by design that I’ve dedicated my career to working with nonprofits. I am inspired by their work, and by helping my clients to plan strategically and increase their resources, they are able to have an even greater impact on the societies they serve.”

During her tenure, Miriam has managed transformative efforts including NYU Langone Medical Center’s recently celebrated $3 billion campaign; the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ recent $250 million campaign in support of the REACH, the first major expansion in the Center’s history; and NYU School of Law’s $540 million campaign. She has also served as lead counsel on special projects for organizations including the University of Florida, where she conducted a comprehensive assessment of the University’s $1.7 billion Florida Tomorrow Campaign; and the Public Theater and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, where she served as Interim Director of Development. Prior to CCS, she spent six years in development at Lincoln Center in institutional and individual fundraising roles.

Miriam received her AB cum laude from Harvard College and her MBA from the Yale School of Management. A dual US and Swiss citizen, Miriam resides in Manhattan and enjoys traveling, attending cultural events, and spending time in New York City’s parks.

select client partners

  • Barnard College
  • Human Rights Watch
  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • NAACP Legal Defense Fund
  • New York Public Library
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • NYU School of Law
  • The Spence School
  • StoryCorps
  • The Trevor Project

recent resources

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Featured Insights


Navigating the Challenges COVID-19 Presents to Arts and Culture Organizations

April 3, 2020

In this webinar, join CCS Managing Directors Caroline Chick and Miriam Droller as they outline the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, along with short term and long term action plans for maintaining fundraising efforts during the pandemic.


Re-Imaging Your Fundraising: Navigating The Challenges Presented by Coronavirus

April 27, 2020

Join CCS Chairman Robert Kissane, Principal & Managing Director Peter Hoskow, and Managing Director Miriam Droller for an engaging presentation offering new fundraising guidelines and strategies in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.