In more than 20 years with CCS, Sevil (she/her/hers) has relished the opportunity to serve the strategic and philanthropic needs of noteworthy institutions making a difference in our neighborhoods, cities, nation, and around the globe. She has supported clients with financial targets ranging from $5 million to $1.6 billion through transformational philanthropic campaigns, fundraising capacity-building, narrative and story-telling facilitation, strategic planning, and board development.
Sevil has served and counseled organizations that span sectors including arts and culture, national advocacy, international NGOs, scientific research, independent and boarding schools, universities, and medical centers. A focus of her work has been supporting organizations in the social justice, civil rights, and humanitarian spaces. She has had the honor of partnering with both leading legacy and start-up organizations both in the US and globally on the front-lines of protecting democracy, upholding and advancing voting rights, supporting racial justice, and demanding gender equality. Lifting up the work of leaders and institutions that align with her own values is a cornerstone commitment, both personal and professional.
Sevil has a degree in Political Studies from Bard College and completed undergraduate studies at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. She is on the Board of PEN American Center and the Advisory Board of WITNESS. She is a proud member of Chief, a private membership network focused on connecting and supporting women executive leaders.
She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, and is a mother to twins – her most important and demanding life work to date. Her extra-curricular activities, although limited these days, include boxing, biking with her kids, listening to podcasts, and writing.
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