Pronouns: she/her

For more than a decade, Suzanne has helped nonprofits raise the capital essential to their missions. As a Managing Director, Suzanne has advised dozens of organizations with goals ranging from $3 million to $3 billion. She has worked with a wide variety of clients, from small startups to mature organizations, and across sectors, including healthcare, human services, higher education, independent schools, public-private partnerships, arts and culture, and animal welfare. Her areas of expertise include campaign planning, management, and counsel; development assessments; strategic planning; principal, leadership, and major gifts; foundation and corporate support; case development; and staff and board coaching and training. Suzanne has presented at various conferences, including with Women in Development, and at AFP-NYC Fundraising Day in New York, AFP-NJ Conference on Philanthropy, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy International Conference, the National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers-PAMN Annual Conference, as well as written for CCS publications.

Prior to joining CCS, Suzanne spent four years as a grant maker with The Starr Foundation, one of New York City’s largest private foundations. As a member of the program staff, she assisted the Foundation in making over $130 million in strategic investments each year.

Suzanne received her BA from Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University. She received her MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Suzanne, her husband Jon, and their son and two daughters reside in Manhattan with their two rescue cats, Homer and Barney.

select client partners

  • American Society of the University of Haifa
  • Amnesty International
  • Best Friends Animal Society
  • Business Council for International Understanding
  • Central Park Conservancy
  • City Harvest
  • Connecticut Museum of History and Culture
  • Duke Health
  • Duke School
  • Duke University
  • Friends of Hudson River Park
  • Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
  • Horizons National
  • International Center for Journalists
  • Lehman College
  • Manhattan Country School
  • National Committee on U.S.-China Relations
  • New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
  • NYU Langone Health
  • Open Door Family Medical Center
  • PBS North Carolina
  • Regis High School
  • Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey & RWJ Barnabas Health
  • RWJ Barnabas Health
  • Salvation Army of Greater New York Division
  • Save the Chimps
  • Teatown Lake Reservation
  • Trust for the National Mall
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of North Carolina Health Foundation
  • V Foundation
  • Westchester Medical Center Health Network

recent resources

2107 AFP-NJ Annual Conference in Philanthropy Presentation: From Volunteer to Lead Donor: Creative Ways to Engage Prospects

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Barri joined CCS in 2010, bringing eight years of experience in the legal profession. Barri concentrated on family law and immigration issues, as well as corporate litigation and restructuring.

At CCS, Barri has counseled clients on planning studies and development department assessments, in addition to campaign activation and implementation. Barri practices as a generalist and has a breadth of sector experience in independent schools, higher education, hospitals and healthcare, advocacy, federated organizations, religious centers, and cultural institutions.

Fundraising goals under Barri’s purview range from $10 million to $1.2 billion. During Barri’s tenure with CCS, she has led organizations through nationwide planning studies, intensive campaign goal-setting, case development, and pipeline building. Barri advises on the resources needed to build, enhance, and sustain ambitious fundraising goals, such as volunteer leadership structures, staffing requirements, and incorporating critical fundraising tools into everyday practice. She presents complicated and nuanced information to leadership and has advised on donor engagement and solicitations for 6-9 figure gifts.

Barri received her BA from University of Michigan and her JD from Brooklyn Law School.

Select client Partners

  • American Ballet Theatre
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Baptist Health Foundation
  • The Chapin School
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Greenwich Country Day School
  • The Joyce Theater
  • Museum of Chinese in America
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • The Perez Art Museum Miami
  • The Spence School
  • Sundance Institute
  • Trinity University

Ian Swedish, Managing Director, is a CCS Partner that leads the Philadelphia, Australia and networked nonprofit markets. His work spans organizations that are regional, national, and global in scale. Ian joined CCS in 2010 and brings over 22 years of experience overlapping support in the nonprofit and private sectors as a consultant and manager. He counsels nonprofit clients in strategic planning initiatives, feasibility analysis, data analytics, capital campaigns, and broad scale plan activation. He has led transformational initiatives across all sectors and the globe for clients that generate annual philanthropic revenue ranging from $3 million to $5 billion.

Ian has developed a deep skillset on the intersection of data and fundraising strategy. He led the firm’s data analytics special strategic planning initiative to develop a shared service platform working across CCS that provides stand-alone services such as predictive modeling, forecasting, and benchmarking for fundraising strategy and planning.

Additionally, Ian provides leadership of a private family foundation guiding strategy for over $50 million in assets and its annual philanthropic distribution. The foundation supports charities across the globe to create a more socially equitable and just world through the lens of education and opportunity. Ian also serves as a Board member for various organizations working in the nonprofit and education space.

Ian is an active member of the Philadelphia community and currently serves on boards at the PHILADELPHIA250 and Christo Rey High School as well as a foster parent.

Ian holds an MBA and MPP from the Ross School of Business and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He received a BA in Philosophy from the University of Vermont and studied at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales.

Greg is a Principal & Managing Director at CCS, where he provides fundraising counsel and philanthropic advice to the nonprofit sector and social impact space. 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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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

Luke Driscoll has spent three decades at CCS Fundraising and works with clients mostly across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions of the U.S. He has worked in every sector of philanthropy with organizations across the country, as well as the UK and Bermuda. Luke oversees the CCS offices in Washington, DC while serving a myriad of client engagements.

The inquisitive nature that drew Luke to CCS still keeps him just as engaged and excited about his work today. Although he has significant experience in the faith-based, human services, and association sectors, Luke enjoys the variety of clients the firm serves. “On any day, I could be working with museum staff, engineers, physicians, clergy, or school parents,” he shares. “There aren’t many jobs where people can essentially ‘change channels’ and be in several different environments in the same day. That is one of the many reasons that make working at CCS so special.”

The people that Luke serves alongside every day inspire him to promote philanthropy and make a difference in communities across the country. In addition to his work at CCS, Luke is involved is many other related volunteer activities serving as a board member, mentor, and class agent.

select client partners

  • American College of Cardiology, Washington, DC
  • Audubon Florida, Tallahassee, FL
  • Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
  • Diocese of Charleston, Charleston, SC
  • Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, Raleigh, NC
  • Landscape Architecture Foundation, Washington, DC

recent resources

Promoting a Culture of Philanthropy Within Your School’s Volunteer Leadership

Managing Director Travis Carley has been privileged to help launch transformative fundraising initiatives across all sectors. “The opportunity to work hands-on with incredible organizations during what are the most important moments in their history is what initially drew me to CCS,” says Travis, who joined the firm shortly after graduating from the University of Michigan.

Since joining CCS in 2002, Travis has worked alongside organizations across all sectors, including national and international federated organizations and nonprofits of all sizes in the education, healthcare, human service, association, and religious sectors to help them realize some of the largest gifts in their histories. “CCS multiplies potential and builds capacity. We see that with clients on a daily basis where donors are making the largest gifts they’ve ever made to an organization,” says Travis.

A moment that stands out for Travis is the over goal announcement and campaign celebration at Lions Clubs International’s 91st International Convention in Bangkok, Thailand. The campaign exceeded its $200 million campaign goal and was celebrated among tens of thousands of Lions. “That spirit of celebrating getting the job done together is really at the heart of our work,” says Travis.

select client partners

  • Feeding America, Chicago, IL
  • Lions Clubs International Foundation, Oak Brook, IL
  • YMCA Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA
  • Medical Teams International, Redmond, WA and Tigard, OR
  • Second Harvest Food Bank, San Jose, CA
  • Mile High United Way, Denver, CO
  • University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

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Tim Nurvala joined CCS in 2008 bringing with him 20 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and international technology. He has worked in the education, healthcare, faith, environmental, and human services sectors. For Tim, there is a nothing more rewarding than seeing clients successfully achieve their goals and make a long-lasting impact.

Before joining CCS, Tim started and ran a philanthropic foundation, managed fundraising and media campaigns, coordinated special events, and cultivated donors. Prior to CCS, Tim was President of the NVTC Foundation – a nonprofit organization created to help provide disadvantaged children with access to computers and technology after school.

Tim worked in the U.S. Department of Education as a Special Assistant to Secretary Lamar Alexander focusing on the AMERICA 2000 effort encouraging communities to get more involved with their school systems. Tim also worked in the White House Office of Public Liaison during the President George H.W. Bush Administration assisting in the planning of White House briefings, signing ceremonies, and official visits by foreign leaders.

Tim has a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Florida and a M.A., Ph.D. (ABD) from American University. He now resides in Gladwyne, PA and Jensen Beach, FL after living in the Washington, DC region for over 20 years, and serves on the board of the Finlandia Foundation National. Tim also previously served on the boards of the Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation, Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. as well as the Computer Learning Center Partnership.

Featured Projects

  • American Forests; Washington, DC
  • Botanical Gardens of the Piedmont; Charlottesville, VA
  • Children’s Museum of Naples; Naples, FL
  • City College of New York; New York, NY
  • Cleveland Clinic – Martin Health Foundation; Stuart, FL
  • Council on Competitiveness; Washington, DC
  • Crisis Management Initiative; Helsinki, Finland
  • Catholic Diocese of Richmond; Richmond, VA
  • Ethos Discovery; Washington, DC
  • Georgetown Day School; Washington, DC
  • Grounded Solutions Network; Washington, DC
  • Indian River Land Trust; Vero Beach, FL
  • Hagerstown Community College; Hagerstown, MD
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute; Baltimore, MD
  • Luminis Health – Anne Arundel Medical Center; Annapolis, MD
  • Michigan Technological University; Houghton, MI
  • Presbyterian Mission Agency; Louisville, KY
  • Prince George’s Community College; Largo, MD
  • Reading is Fundamental; Washington, DC
  • St. David’s Episcopal Church; Austin, TX
  • Temple Sinai; Washington, DC
  • The Arc of the United States; Washington, DC
  • United States Naval Academy Foundation; Annapolis, MD
  • United Way of Central Maryland; Baltimore, MD
  • University of Helsinki; Helsinki, Finland
  • University of Maryland Medical System; Baltimore, MD
  • University of Miami; Miami, FL

recent resources

Land Trust Alliance RALLY 2021, “Campaign 101: Is Your Land Trust Ready?” (Webinar Recording) (Presentation Slides)

Conference on Community College Advancement 2022, “How to Conduct a Successful Campaign on an Accelerated Timeline”, October 27, 2022, Anaheim, CA

Lindsay Marciniak has spent the entirety of her career working with nonprofit organizations to acquire the resources they need to fulfill their mission, realize their ambitions, and positively impact our communities – locally, nationally, and globally. Her efforts and leadership have resulted in nearly $1 billion in philanthropic support secured for her clients.

Lindsay brings to every engagement a big-picture perspective and hands-on approach, immersing herself not only in the organization at large, but in the details – the facts, milestones, people – that make up each nonprofit and shape its motivations. This thorough immersion allows Lindsay to stay deeply connected to her clients’ respective mission, create actionable goals, and pave a strong path forward.

Lindsay is an expert at designing and directing comprehensive campaigns, implementing major gifts programs, leading initiatives to build fundraising capacity, and developing strong relationships with senior leadership, staff, board members, and donors.

Within the greater philanthropic community, Lindsay regularly presents on fundraising topics to clients, board members, and development professionals both in the U.S. and internationally. She also shares insights, trends, and best practices as a faculty member at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School Center for Nonprofit Management.

Lindsay earned her MPA in Nonprofit Management from Indiana University and a BS in Psychology with honors from John Carroll University in Cleveland. She is a member of the 2021 Class of Leadership Greater Chicago Fellows and serves on the board of Uptown United, her community development corporation. In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys reading, kayaking, hiking, experiencing live music, and spending time with her family.

select client partners

  • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • United Way
  • The Salvation Army
  • Feeding America
  • Cuyahoga Community College
  • Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
  • Kiwanis International