Doug London has been with CCS for nearly a decade and in fundraising for his entire professional career. Having grown up in a household where giving back was prioritized, Doug learned at a young age the power and value that philanthropy can have in communities around the world. Today, he brings forward this same philosophy to his children and continues to be driven by the ability to make a positive impact through his career.
As a lifelong learner and empathetic leader, Doug believes that every successful partnership starts and ends with mutual learning – providing to his clients strategic, action-oriented counsel and learning just as much in return. He begins every client engagement with the knowledge that the right answers are not immediately known but discovered, believing that the best solutions, recommendations, and path forward are established by building trusting, enduring relationships.
As a Managing Director, Doug leads a variety of partnerships and client engagements across the United States and beyond. His areas of expertise include fundraising planning, leadership and major gift strategy, donor stewardship, and development staff coaching and management.
Outside of his client-facing work, Doug is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive CCS. He spearheaded the creation of Pride at CCS, the firm’s first LGBTQI+ employee resource group, and continues to serve as the group’s leader and executive sponsor. He also lead’s the firm’s Working Parents and Caregivers Community, and serves as a member of the DEI Committee of the Board of Directors.
Likewise, Doug is committed to advancing equality in his community and currently serves as a Board Member and Development Committee Chair of Family Equality, a national organization working to advance legal and lived equality for LGBTQ families, and a member of the Jewish Federation of North America’s National Young Leadership Cabinet, serving as their LGBTQ+ affinity group Co-Chair.
Doug resides in Chicago with his husband, young twins, and sheepadoodle puppy.
select client partners
- After School Matters, Chicago, IL
- Be The Match, Minneapolis, MN
- CaringBridge, Eagan, MN
- College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
- Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, Deerfield, IL
- Detroit Country Day School, Bloomfield Hills, MI
- Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Center City, MN
- Howard Brown Health, Chicago, IL
- Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
- Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
- Keshet, Boston, MA
- Lake Forest Open Lands Association, Lake Forest, IL
- Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
- National Aids Memorial, San Francisco, CA
- Obama Foundation, Chicago, IL
- Out-of-Door Academy, Sarasota, FL
- St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation, St. Louis, MO
- States United Democracy Center, Washington, DC
- University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL
- University of Global Health Equity, Kigali, Rwanda
- University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
- Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Moving the Needle from Alumni Engagement to Alumni Giving