Eric Javier is a Principal and Managing Director with CCS Fundraising, the largest fundraising strategy and management firm in the world.  For more than 20 years Eric has been a trusted advisor to leading nonprofit executives, trustees, and development leaders.  He has helped design and implement more than 200 fundraising campaigns and initiatives that have raised over $2 billion to make a positive difference in communities all around the world.  Eric’s primary areas of expertise include feasibility and planning studies; capital and endowment campaigns; major donor programs; principal gift solicitation strategies; strategic development planning; case messaging and storytelling; board development; and coaching and training.

“The truest definition of philanthropy is ‘love of humanity.’ It’s a privilege to work with passionate leaders who are working so hard to make positive change in the world. Philanthropy is the fuel that makes that change possible,” says Eric. Eric frequently speaks about philanthropy and development strategy at professional conferences, including the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and the League of American Orchestras.

Eric is a proud graduate of Regis High School and the College of the Holy Cross. He resides in Westchester, NY with his wife, Kristin, their two daughters, and rescued dog, Oscar.

select client partners

  • Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
  • Central Park Conservancy, New York, NY
  • City Harvest, New York, NY
  • The Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland, OH
  • Duke Health, Durham, NC
  • Golda Och Academy, West Orange, New Jersey
  • Masters School, Dobbs Ferry, NY
  • Natural Resource Defense Council, New York, NY
  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Short Hills, NJ
  • University of North Carolina System, Chapel Hill, N

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Ted Blackburn has been with CCS for nearly 20 years serving as advisor to organizations across the nonprofit spectrum, including healthcare, independent and higher education, human services, faith, environment and conservation, arts and culture, and advocacy. Ted has dedicated his career to bringing enthusiasm, expertise, and smart solutions to his nonprofit partners to advance their missions.

Ted’s experience includes development strategic planning, lead, principal and major gift programs, capital campaign planning and management, endowment fundraising, foundation and corporate giving, grassroots fundraising strategies, board development and engagement, data and analytics utilization, and volunteer and staff training. Over the course of his career he has designed, advised and directed dozens of resource development initiatives that have raised collectively over $10 billion, positively impacting people and communities of across country.

Ted is a recognized expert in philanthropy and has lead presentations and workshops for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Counsel for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and Counsel for Advancement and Support of Education – National Associate of Independent Schools (CASE-NAIS). Ted is the Co-Chair of CCS Healthcare Practice Group and a longtime member of CCS Learning Faculty.

Ted is a graduate of Lafayette College and serves on the Lafayette Athletics Maroon Club Board of Directors. He is also the Chair of the Friends of Lafayette Lacrosse Leadership Council.

Select client Partners

  • Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health
  • Sutter Health and California Pacific Medical Center
  • NatureBridge
  • UC Davis Health
  • UC Merced
  • India Basin Parks Project
  • Waterford School

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

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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.

select client partners

  • ACLU
  • Color of Change

Greg is a Principal & Managing Director at CCS, where he provides fundraising counsel and philanthropic advice to the nonprofit sector and social impact space. A member of the CCS Board of Directors, he co-chairs the Innovation Committee and serves on the Finance & Audit Committee. Greg leads CCS’s market presence in Philadelphia, Sydney and Toronto and manages a portfolio of regional, national and international partnerships. Throughout his career, Greg has designed, advised and directed more than 100 resource development initiatives that have raised collectively over $10 billion, positively impacting tens of millions of lives.

An accomplished instructor and facilitator, Greg teaches at The Wharton School and the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been invited to speak at national nonprofit organizations, industry conferences, universities and corporations, including Association of Fundraising Professionals, Association of Healthcare Philanthropy, Independent Sector, National Association of Independent Schools, NEXUS, The Woodmark Group, Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley.

In 2020, Greg joined the World Economic Forum in Davos, and in 2021 became a Mentor for Unusual Pioneers, a global program established by Yunus Social Business, the World Economic Forum’s Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, and Porticus.

Committed to the nonprofit sector, Greg is a former Board member at Fairmount Park Conservancy and a past Board President for Habitat for Humanity of Philadelphia. Currently, Greg is a member of the Union League of Philadelphia, Chairman’s Council for the Mann Center, and the Development Council for U.S. Soccer Federation.

After opening CCS’s flagship Philadelphia office in 2018, Greg was named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. In 2019, 2020 and 2021, CCS was announced as a Top-25 Management Consulting Firm in the Book of Lists. Also in 2020, Greg was named one of Philadelphia’s Most Admired CEOs in his capacity as Managing Partner in Philadelphia.

A graduate of The Wharton School and Boston College, Greg began his career in sports broadcasting with NBC Olympics in Sydney and Salt Lake City, then ABC Sports in Japan and South Korea for the FIFA World Cup. With a passion for global engagement, he has visited, studied, and worked in 45+ countries, including all 7 continents.

Select Client Partners

  • Allegheny Health Network
  • American Cancer Society
  • Archdiocese of Toronto
  • Barnes Foundation
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Bryn Mawr Presbyterian
  • Habitat for Humanity International
  • National Audubon Society
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • Shipley School
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • United Way Worldwide
  • University of New South Wales
  • Villanova University

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Derval manages the firm’s work in Ireland and the UK and provides service to all sectors of the European nonprofit community. She has a strong focus on elevating the missions of education, health, and religious clients.

“From my perspective, this work is all about the difference we make for our clients. We enable them to realize their goals, and to do so in a focused, effective way with long-term benefits,” says Derval.

In her eighteen-year tenure with the firm, Derval has played an instrumental role in helping to raise funds for some of the region’s most important causes. She is also heavily involved with the professional development of CCS staff.

select client partners

  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • University College Dublin
  • Gonzaga College
  • Dioceses of Portsmouth and Northampton
  • Knock Marian Shrine
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • CUNY
  • C-Change
  • Operation Smile

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Driven by her passion for understanding the root causes of major societal challenges, Caroline has spent much of her life and the early part of her career immersed within communities that are deeply impacted by these obstacles. For the last two decades, Caroline has focused her career on partnering with nonprofit organizations to find and execute sustainable funding solutions to conquer our communities most unprecedented hardships.

Caroline is a Partner and Managing Director with CCS where she holds a seat on their Board of Directors. As a champion of innovative thinking, Caroline also co-chairs the CCS Innovation, Strategy & New Business Committee. Caroline joined CCS in 2005 where she has consistently brought unconventional fundraising strategies to organizations with financial goals ranging from $10 million to $3 billion. Caroline is respected by her clients as a strategic thought partner, leveraging her close partnerships and trusting relationships to help cultivate novel ideas within fundraising.

Caroline’s experience also includes working intuitively with organization’s Boards of Directors. Her Board of Directors expertise encompasses strategic advice and coaching related to governance, roles and responsibilities, committee structure, fundraising, board assessments and board development.

Caroline’s tenure has taken place at the CCS headquarters in New York, NY where she is supported by a dedicated team of experts to guide client partnerships throughout the NY/NJ region and beyond. In the latter half of her career, Caroline’s professional experiences have expanded beyond the NY region with her advancements of global fundraising programs, where she has successfully led partnerships across Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

Caroline is a recognized expert in the nonprofit sector and a leading voice for Women in Philanthropy. Her presentations and workshops have been featured by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), New Jersey Association for Independent Schools (NJAIS), and Women in Development.

Caroline is a proud graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, CT where she received her BA in Political Science with a concentration in Political Dynamics of the Middle East; and of Columbia University in New York, NY where she received her Master of Science in Social Work.  She resides in Summit, NJ with her husband and three children, where she is involved in several local nonprofit and community-based organizations.

Caroline specializes in:

  • Campaign planning, design and implementation
  • Board development and executive coaching
  • Innovative funding models/impact investing
  • Strategic planning
  • Development assessment and feasibility studies
  • Staff and volunteer training and management
  • Gift planning strategy
  • Corporate and foundation strategies
  • Data utilization
  • Digital strategy
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Non-profit start-ups

select client partners

  • Clinton Foundation
  • PEN America
  • Schwarzman Scholars Program
  • Seton Hall University
  • Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • Morgan Stanley GIFT Cures powered by Harrington Discovery Institute
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Animal Medical Center
  • James Beard Foundation
  • The Nature Conservancy – China
  • New Jersey Audubon

Senior Partner Brian Nevins has provided professional counsel and service to educational, healthcare, conservation, advocacy, and international organizations. Since joining CCS in 1990, Brian has had extensive experience supporting clients in achieving their visions and dreams. For Brian, raising funds for many different clients for over 20 years has been a personally rewarding experience.

“The CCS impact really goes beyond the attainment of a goal. It’s what is made possible once those objectives are attained. The impact is felt years after the campaign through more scholarships awarded, more patients seen, new research, or a more vibrant faith community,” says Brian.

Brian manages the firm’s business in New England. He is often invited to speak and present at conferences in the Northeast and New England for industry groups like Association of Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

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  • Archdiocese of Boston
  • Boston Ballet
  • Boston College High School
  • Boston Latin School Association
  • Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Community Servings
  • Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
  • Neighborhood House Charter School
  • Northeastern University
  • Trinity Church
  • University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Steve Manno has spent nearly his entire career in fundraising, including almost 25 years with CCS. Steve is proud to serve as the chief architect and thought partner for each of his client partnerships. He is committed to empowering and elevating the impact of the nonprofit sector by securing the capital needed to advance these critical missions. As Principal & Managing Director, Steve leads the firm’s work in St. Louis and throughout the Central U.S. He oversees a team of fundraising experts and feels privileged to work with them, as well as with his dedicated client partners.

When approaching any client engagement, Steve grounds himself in the big picture, understanding the desired outcome and potential impact of the initiative at hand. Steve’s passion for his work has led him to embrace the weight of responsibility and ownership of each partnership – from raising funds to build a new church to funding community health initiatives.

Steve has worked with organizations of every demographic and raising nearly $2 billion for a host of charitable needs. His areas of expertise include development assessments and analysis; campaign studies, planning, design, and management; volunteer recruitment and development; board and staff training; start-up philanthropy; and major gift cultivation and solicitation. Steve shares his expertise as co-chair of the firm-wide Healthcare Sector Group. Additionally, Steve serves as one of the firm’s leading executives partnering with institutions of the Catholic Church.

In an effort to further advance fundraising and philanthropy, Steve regularly presents at conferences and webinars across sectors for the Woodmark Group, AHP, various AFP chapters, and even piloted CCS’s first podcast series on philanthropy.

Steve is a native of Syracuse, NY and a graduate of Canisius College, where his passion for philanthropy was born after engaging in grassroots fundraising efforts with classmates. Steve currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri and is a proud father to his son, Sam; together, they enjoy boating, travel, skiing, and fishing.

select client partners

  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation, St. Louis, MO
  • Community School, St. Louis, MO
  • Thomas Jefferson School, St. Louis, MO
  • Whitfield School, St. Louis, MO
  • Forest Park Forever, St. Louis, MO
  • Gateway Arch Park Foundation, St. Louis, MO
  • Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation, St. Louis, MO
  • Make-A-Wish Missouri, Ballwin, MO
  • Truman Library Institute, Independence, MO
  • Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  • Temple Congregation Ohabai Shalom, Nashville, TN
  • YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee, Nashville, TN
  • St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO
  • Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville, TN
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Nashville, TN
  • Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation, Little Rock & Springdale, AR
  • Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Ardmore, OK
  • Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Preservation Hall Foundation, New Orleans, LA
  • Our Lady of La Leche National Shrine, St. Augustine, FL
  • Diocese of Des Moines, Des Moines, IA
  • Diocese of Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Arbor Day Foundation , Nebraska City, NE 
  • Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

Peter Hoskow has devoted his entire career to understanding nonprofits from every angle, partnering with them to develop sustainable solutions to solve complex funding needs. The privilege to work side‐by‐side with institutional leaders, committed philanthropists, and dedicated experts drives Peter’s passion for CCS Fundraising’s impactful work.

Peter grounds his fundraising strategy with a prepared, personalized approach. His partnerships have deepened and sustained the impact of critical missions: Feeding the hungry, enhancing education, increasing access to life‐saving healthcare, and broadening access to the arts.

As Principal and Managing Director, Peter oversees CCS’s Central United States operations. He serves as the core leader of a passionate, dedicated team of fundraising experts, guiding solutions‐oriented partnerships across the region.

His clients appreciate the zeal, creativity, and responsiveness he brings to each of his engagements, as well as over 20 years’ experience in development strategic planning, lead and principal gift programs, capital campaign planning and management, foundation and corporate giving, grassroots fundraising strategies, board development and engagement, and data utilization.

As part of his dedication the philanthropic sector, Peter serves on the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s Board of Visitors. He is also a member of the Leadership Council of Loyola University’s Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility. Peter serves as a member of the adjunct faculty at Loyola University Chicago, where he has instructed MBA coursework. Peter resides in Chicago’s Roscoe Village neighborhood and holds a strong commitment to enhancing responsible social innovation in his home city.

He is a proud graduate of Marquette University. Peter still holds deep ties to the state; his favorite way to spend his free time is on a lake in Wisconsin, surrounded by his family.

select client partners

  • Advocate Charitable Foundation, Park Ridge, IL
  • Archdiocese of Chicago, Chicago, IL        
  • Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation, Little Rock, AR
  • Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School, Chicago, IL
  • Children’s Health, Dallas, TX
  • Cristo Rey Network, Chicago, IL
  • Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
  • Evans Scholars Foundation, Golf, IL
  • Feeding America, Chicago, IL
  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Goodwill Industries International, Rockville, MD
  • Hawken School, Gates Mills, OH,
  • MetroHealth Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
  • Northwestern Memorial Foundation, Chicago, IL
  • Obama Foundation, Chicago, IL
  • Partners in Health, Boston, MA
  • St. Ignatius College Prep, Chicago, IL
  • St. Paul Academy and Summit School, St. Paul, MN
  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA
  • The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, Evanston, IL
  • The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
  • University of Texas System, Austin, TX
  • YMCA of the USA, Chicago, IL