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

Jon Kane is president and CEO of CCS and also serves on the firm’s board of directors. As president and CEO, he has responsibility for all operating departments, and is charged with the development and execution of the company’s short-and long-term business strategies.

Jon joined CCS with over 25 years of broad-reaching business, management, and strategic consulting experience. He is proud of the work the firm is involved in every day.

“We are helping so many good organizations operate at a higher level. The change our clients are affecting is often profound, and to support those missions is immensely gratifying,” says Jon.

Prior to joining CCS, Jon was a managing director of Katz, Kane & Co., an advisory firm helping corporate clients navigate complex issues and realize opportunities. Jon co-founded Katz, Kane & Co. after developing broad business and finance experience through his time at GCA Savvian, Patriot Group, Warburg Pincus, and Goldman Sachs. Jon began his career at McKinsey & Company. Throughout his multifaceted career, he has worked with both private and Fortune 500 companies alike, in a variety of industries, advising them on general business strategies, merger and joint venture structures, capital raising, and other financial opportunities.

Jon received his BA from Brown University and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He and his wife Melissa currently reside with their two children, George and Lily, in Westport, Connecticut.

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

Bo Rice manages CCS’s Mid-Atlantic and Southeast operations. Throughout his 36 years with CCS, Bo has guided organizations in the U.S., Europe, and Middle East and across all non-profit sectors to secure billions of dollars in philanthropic support.

Bo has worked with the most devoted individuals who give their energy to non-profit organizations. His passion is helping them fulfill their missions and secure the philanthropic support to impact society.

Bo is past chair of the Boys’ Latin School of Maryland Board’s development committee and the Peace Players International Board’s development committee. He has also served on the volunteer boards of Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Maryland Chapter, Sandtown Habitat for Humanity, and ePhilanthropy Foundation. Bo is a frequent lecturer at international, national, and regional conferences including AFP, AHP, Blackbaud, APRA, CASE, NAIS, and Volunteers of America.

Bo graduated from Denison University. He resides in Lutherville, Maryland with his wife, Maryann and they are proud parents of their three sons, Nelson, Charles, and Robert.

select client partners

  • Archdioceses of Baltimore and Washington
  • Baltimore Community Foundation
  • Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
  • Benedictine Schools of Richmond
  • Calvert School
  • Dioceses of Charleston and Pittsburgh
  • Emory University
  • Habitat for Humanity International
  • Howard University
  • Living Classrooms Foundation
  • Make-A-Wish of Southern Florida
  • Mercy Health Services
  • National Parks Conservation Association
  • Peddie School
  • Seminary of the Southwest
  • Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
  • Spelman College
  • The University of the South: Sewanee
  • United Negro College Fund
  • United States Naval Academy
  • University of Maryland Medical System
  • Virginia Theological Seminary
  • White House Fellows Foundation and Association 

Chairman Rick Happy joined CCS with plans to gain some business experience before applying to law school. More than three decades later, Rick has remained at the firm and established himself as a philanthropic leader in the US and abroad. Since 1998, Rick has led the firm’s work throughout the western United States and Canada.

Rick has led some of CCS’s most renowned campaigns and engagements for organizations such as UCSF Medical Center, Crocker Art Museum, Kent Denver School, Lions Clubs International, Baruch College, and National Jewish Health. These are just a handful of the challenging and rewarding experiences that Rick has experienced at CCS. Rick has also served on the Board of the Giving Institute.

“I’ve attended many groundbreakings, ceremonies, and campaign events throughout my career, and they always remind me of how gratifying it is to know that we’ve helped our clients and friends achieve their success,” says Rick. “When I describe the nature of our work to clients and new CCS staff, I like to say that we help organizations examine and analyze their potential and then manage and guide them toward that potential.”

select client partners

  • Bay Area Discovery Museum
  • College Preparatory School
  • Congregation Rodef Sholom
  • Denver Academy
  • Fair Trade USA
  • French-American International School
  • Golden Gate Parks Conservancy/Presidio Trust Tunnel Tops Campaign
  • High Desert Museum
  • MarinHealth
  • Nature Conservancy in Montana
  • Notre Dame High School, San Jose
  • Portland Art Museum
  • Sierra Club
  • The Thacher School
  • Utah Symphony/Utah Opera 

Tom Kissane is fortunate to have spent his 30-year professional fundraising career exclusively with CCS. During that time, he has partnered with hundreds of extraordinary organizations in designing, implementing, and providing strategic oversight to over 1,000 fundraising initiatives. The programs for which Tom has provided counsel have raised more than $3 billion on cumulative goals of $2.5 billion.

Tom’s areas of expertise include feasibility and planning studies, landscape analysis, development audits, philanthropic assessment programs, major capital campaigns, annual giving efforts, endowment fundraising, and board recruitment. He focuses on major gift identification and solicitation, campaign management, and client relations.

Tom currently serves on the Board of Trustees for St. Mary’s Children’s Healthcare System in Bayside as well as the De La Salle School in Freeport, and also serves on the Editorial Review Board of Giving USA. He resides in Douglaston, Queens with his wife Shalini and their daughters Leela and Priya.

select client partners

  • American Red Cross
  • Archdiocese of New York
  • Catholic Health Services
  • Diocese of Brooklyn
  • Fordham University
  • Girl Scouts of Greater New York
  • Guide Dog & America’s Vet Dogs
  • National Urban League
  • NewYork-Presbyterian
  • New York Hall of Science
  • Northwell Health
  • Statue of Liberty – The Ellis Island Foundation
  • The Nature Conservancy

Robert Kissane was Chairman of CCS Fundraising, a global fundraising consulting and management firm specializing in philanthropic development for nonprofit organizations.

As Chairman of CCS, Bob oversaw the company’s work in all major philanthropic sectors: education, healthcare, religion, human service, arts and culture, social justice and environmental conservation throughout the Americas, Western Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Bob is a recognized leader providing guidance and insight to philanthropic foundations, professional associations, and the greater philanthropic community.

Bob has more than 40 years of experience designing major capital and endowment campaigns for public and private universities, hospitals and academic medical centers, museums and performing arts institutions, research and public policy institutes, as well as national and international development organizations.

He has designed efforts raising more than $20 billion in philanthropic support for leading nonprofit organizations and public-private partnership initiatives aiming to achieve economic, social and educational equality, eradicate polio, fight HIV, champion human rights, strengthen global security, and protect the environment.

Bob is Chair Emeritus of Human Rights Watch, Chairman of Poets House Board of Directors, former Chair of the City University of New York’s School Professional Studies Foundation, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Bob lives in Rye, New York with his wife Angela and their twins, Madeleine and Liam. His son Evan is a retired U.S. Army Captain and a special agent with the U.S. State Department Diplomatic Security Service.

select client partners

  • American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, New York, NY and Tel Aviv, IL
  • American Hospital, Paris, FR
  • Archdiocese of New York, New York, NY
  • Asia Society, New York, NY and Hong Kong, JP
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Atlanta, GA
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Brookings Institution, Washington D.C.
  • Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
  • City University of New York, NY
  • Habitat for Humanity International, Atlanta, GA
  • Harlem Children’s Zone, New York, NY
  • Human Rights Watch, New York, NY
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York, NY
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
  • NAACP Legal Defense Fund, New York, NY
  • National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, GA
  • National Public Radio, Washington, D.C.
  • New York Philharmonic, New York, NY
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
  • Oxford University, Oxford, UK
  • Rotary International (PolioPlus Campaign), Evanston, IL
  • Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, IE
  • Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington D.C.
  • Schwarzman Scholars, Tsinghua University, Beijing, CN
  • Tsinghua University (Schwarzman College), Beijing, CN
  • UNICEF, New York, NY and Geneva, CH
  • UNCF (United Negro College Fund), Washington, D.C.
  • Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
  • Wildlife Conservation Society (Bronx Zoo), New York, NY