Jackie has comprehensive campaign experience, including; engaging with key stakeholders, preparing and coaching leaders, designing tailored fundraising strategies, and developing communication plans. 

In joining almost eight years ago, Jackie brought strong experience from the business world as well as from local and international charities, the latter through her voluntary commitments. At CCS, she has driven both strategic and operational projects, supporting clients in various sectors including; faith-based, education and health. Leading unprecedented initiatives, she has helped clients raise over €40 million and been involved in every aspect, from the planning stages through to donor stewardship and on-going communications. 

Jackie’s role has included engaging with key stakeholders, preparing and coaching leaders, designing tailored fundraising plans and supporting large groups of volunteers. Additionally, she has overseen CCS colleagues on campaigns and clients’ fundraising staff (‘frontline’ fundraisers and those providing operational/administrative support). 

As a qualified accountant, Jackie worked for eight years in the corporate sector in Dublin. She has maximised that expertise, efficiency and project management skill for our clients. 

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  • TU Dublin 
  • Dublin City University 
  • Alexandra College 
  • Diocese of Portsmouth 
  • Diocese of Shrewsbury 
  • Mater Foundation 
  • Pieta 

Leigh has more than a decade of experience working with and within nonprofit organizations. Since joining CCS in 2013, she has partnered with organizations throughout the country and across the spectrum of nonprofits sectors, including arts and culture, healthcare, and education to raise over $500M in capital and programmatic funding.

She has led the design of large-scale fundraising initiatives and extraordinary campaigns and has counseled organizations with financial targets ranging from $2M to $1B. Much of Leigh’s work has focused on campaign design and planning, principal and major gift strategies, board engagement and growth, organizational and development assessments, feasibility and planning studies, and interim development management. She has partnered with organizations to develop strategic donor engagement plans and drive overall philanthropic revenue.

Leigh is a graduate of Tulane University where her passion for philanthropy grew as she coordinated logistics and communication efforts for several Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts. She has visited more than 25 countries, on 5 continents, witnessing the great challenges in developing nations. She recognizes the direct impact of generosity on a global scale and remains inspired by partnering with clients to achieve their philanthropic goals and see real impact in the world.

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  • Abington Friends School, PA
  • Archdiocese of Hartford, CT
  • Bideawee, NY
  • Diocese of Charlotte, NC
  • Easy Water for Everyone, NY
  • Film at Lincoln Center, NY
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center, NY
  • Lincoln Center Theater, NY
  • New York Genome Center, NY
  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, MD
  • Virtua Foundation, NJ
  • Weill Cornell Medicine, NY


Maeve Riley is a Senior Vice President with CCS Fundraising and serves as a member of the Central United States leadership team. Maeve’s passion to partner with nonprofit organizations to achieve extraordinary results is felt deeply in her client partnerships and outcomes.

Maeve brings over 12 years of experience in nonprofit management and philanthropic advising. In her role at CCS, Maeve has partnered with organizations of all sizes and sectors, from building a principal gift acceleration plan for the CDC Foundation in the peak of the global pandemic, to helping expand the footprint and reach of the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum. Through her experience with providing fundraising strategy to organizations of all sizes, Maeve has developed specialties in principal gift prospect strategy and landscaping, staff capacity building and training, assessments and development plans, public-private partnership strategy, and campaign planning and execution. Maeve has led the planning and execution of fundraising initiatives ranging from $10 million to $1B.

In addition to her client service, Maeve enjoys bringing a fresh perspective to the firm’s internal professional development initiatives. She is particularly passionate about developing talent and advancing philanthropic knowledge and insights both internally and externally.

Based in Chicago, Maeve holds a Masters of Science in Nonprofit Management from DePaul University and a Bachelors of Science in Sociology from Santa Clara University.

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  • Center for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) Foundation
  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
  • Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
  • Erikson Institute
  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Goodwill Industries International
  • Navy Pier
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum
  • Soles4Souls
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nicole has been with CCS Fundraising for over a decade. As Senior Vice President, Nicole is responsible for multiple partnerships in the Northwest, West, and Southwest regions. With a background in community organizing and master’s degree in nonprofit evaluation, she brings an impact-oriented mindset and an equity lens to all partnerships.

Nicole is rigorous and optimistic in her approach to fundraising and capacity building. During her tenure at CCS, she has overseen campaign feasibility studies, managed campaigns with goals between $5M-$150M, delivered staffing assessments and Board & volunteer trainings, developed major gifts programs from scratch, and coached executive leaders through significant challenges and opportunities.

Nicole has a Master of Public Administration from New York University – Wagner School of Public Service and a Bachelor of Sciences from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She is a leader of CCS’ DEI initiatives and resides in Portland, OR with her husband and pup, Nola.

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  • Second Harvest of Silicon Valley
  • San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
  • Portland Art Museum
  • Paul G. Allen Foundation
  • March of Dimes Foundation
  • Diocese of Santa Rosa

Julia M. Siebel, Ph.D. (“Julie”) has dedicated her career to helping institutions achieve their potential through effective organizational management and excellence in volunteer engagement, and by focusing on philanthropy, culture change, and project management. She brings to her clients 30 years of experience in thought leadership, strategic planning and analysis, fundraising campaigns, constituent engagement, operations management, institutional advancement, data mining, and communications. Throughout her career, she has consistently launched, or enhanced, programs designed to build engagement, receive substantial philanthropic support, and achieve excellence.

Since joining CCS in 2014, Julie has partnered with nonprofit institutions across the breadth of the sector. In addition to providing interim management services, strategic planning coaching, and capacity building guidance, she has led her clients through the development and implementation of large-scale campaigns that have raised between $6 million and $120 million. Internally, Julie supports her fellow team members as a mentor and trainer and served as the founding facilitator for the Southern California team’s JEDI Work Group (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion). She was a founding member of the Aspiring Allies Employee Resource Group and sits on the corporate Elevate Collective Employee Resource Group and the Social and Human Services Cabinet.

Julie holds her PhD in History and Gender Studies from the University of Southern California with a research focus on the powerful impact of women’s voluntary activism across the nonprofit sector. She is an active civic leader who serves with local, national and international organizations including the Association of Junior Leagues, International; The National Women’s Hall of Fame; the Pomona College Alumni Association; the Balboa Island Museum and Historical Society; and Ronald McDonald Houses in the southern California region. You can find Julie sharing her unique perspective and expertise at industry conferences, on webinars, and on social media platforms including LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Social & Human Services

  • Academy of Our Lady of Peace, San Diego, CA
  • Age of Learning, Glendale, CA
  • California State Universities, Bakersfield, Humboldt and Stanislaus
  • Chandler School, Pasadena, CA
  • Crean Lutheran High School, Irvine, CA
  • Damien High School, La Verne, CA
  • University of Redlands, CA
  • Easterseals Southern California, Irvine, CA
  • Global Genes, Aliso Viejo, CA
  • J.F. Shea Center for Therapeutic Riding, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • My Friend’s Place, Hollywood, CA
  • Ronald McDonald Houses in Orange County, Long Beach, and West LA, CA
  • The Salvation Army Orange County, Tustin, CA

Arts & Culture

Other Sectors

  • Balboa Island Museum and Historical Society, Balboa Island, CA
  • Holocaust Museum LA, Los Angeles, CA
  • Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills, CA
  • Junior League of Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA
  • Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation, Torrance, CA
  • Radiant Health Centers, Irvine, CA
  • St. Michael’s Abbey, Silverado, CA

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John Sammis is a Senior Vice President and leads our Data Analytics practice. He brings more than 30 years of experience with statistical analysis and predictive modeling. He has devoted more than 15 years of his career to charities, universities, hospitals and other nonprofit institutions, helping them produce models and use the results to achieve their fundraising goals. At CCS, John helps philanthropy and fundraising professionals apply leading edge data analytics tools to address specific organizational objectives. He is constantly reviewing the latest statistics tools and innovations to ensure that CCS applies the best approach for each client. He has particular expertise in the areas of exploratory data analysis, interactive model building, model diagnostics and data vetting and cleaning.

During his time at CCS, John has worked with over 400 clients from all over the world to utilize data analytics for strategic fundraising.

John earned an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University.

Raised and educated in Mainland China, Japan, and the United States, Ruyi began her career as a Development professional at The Juilliard School, where she worked closely with the leadership to identify domestic and international prospective donors, including for the creation of the Tianjin Juilliard School based in China.

Ruyi subsequently joined CCS in 2013 as part of the on-site fundraising counsel team for Stephen A. Schwarzman Education Foundation in support of the Schwarzman Scholars Program based in Tsinghua University in Beijing. During the engagement, the CCS team secured $375 million from 75 donors in five continents. Ruyi also served as a Campaign counsel for China Institute, the oldest institution in the United States with a focus on U.S.-China relations. Additionally, she has managed campaigns and conducted a number of development assessments for a variety of nonprofit sectors, including: arts and culture, secondary and higher education, youth and social services, religious, and environmental causes. These projects were based in California, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

Ruyi’s work in the Asia-Pacific region also encompasses her academic and research background as a Fulbright scholar with a focus on social enterprise management and leadership while living in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. During her graduate studies, Ruyi worked closely with the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University on delivering programs for faculty and students.

Ruyi holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master’s from Harvard University. She is committed to serve as a volunteer and an advisor to nonprofit organizations focused on the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she lives with her husband and their son.

Select client Partners

  • Schwarzman Scholars/Stephen A. Schwarzman Education Foundation
  • China Institute of America
  • Chinese Hospital

Martin Camacho is senior vice president at CCS and has more than 20 years of experience working in the non-profit sector. He has helped clients raise more than $900 million in philanthropic support.

Martin was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and is proud of his deep roots in the community, which go back nearly 150 years. Martin holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona. He spent 15 years working in broadcasting prior to transitioning into fundraising.

His first job in development was serving as Associate Director of Development for Arizona Public Media, where he was responsible for corporate underwriting and leadership gifts. His next role was as Executive Director of the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Tucson, where he worked closely with the Bishop and the Board of Directors to implement a comprehensive philanthropic program including annual giving, major gifts, gift planning, as well as planning the annual Gala. Some of his achievements include raising funds to renovate St. Augustine Cathedral and successfully executing the Our Faith, Our Hope, Our Future campaign which raised $32 million for parishes and ministries of the Diocese of Tucson.

Martin joined CCS in 2011 and has worked on several key campaigns in the religious sector including the Archdioceses of Los Angeles, Chicago, and Denver. In addition, Martin has completed development assessments, pre-campaign planning studies, and provided executive consultation to organizations such as the Institute of American Indian Arts, Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, Downey Family YMCA, and XICO, Inc.

Select Client Partners

  • Archdiocese of Los Angeles
  • Institute of American Indian Arts
  • Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus
  • Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Our Mother of Sorrows Church and School
  • Xico, Inc.

As a Senior Vice President at CCS that is results-driven and action-oriented, Maria excels at project management, with an emphasis on operations, fundraising staff engagement, strategic planning and analytic reporting.  As a senior member of CCS Europe, she has led diverse initiatives from both a sector and geographical perspective – from a $250m campaign for the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to supporting UCD in receiving six and seven-figure investments.

Maria has extensive experience in securing transformational gifts from individuals, trusts/foundations and the corporate sector. Additionally, Maria has assessed large-scale fundraising operations, conducted feasibility studies in complex situations, and prepared resource mobilisation strategies for UN entities.

In joining CCS, Maria brought insight from both her corporate background and non-profit expertise. As a Marketing Agency account manager for Dell EMEA and as a Major Gifts Manager at the Make-A-Wish Foundation in New York.

Maria holds a B.Sc in Entrepreneurship and Information Technology and an M.Sc in Business Management from Dublin City University conducted through the Irish language, and was awarded a First Class Honours in both degrees.

Select client Partners

  • University College Dublin (UCD)
  • Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI)
  • CHI (Children’s Health Ireland)
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • Temple Street Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • Durham University
  • University College Cork
  • Children’s Health Foundation

Leigh Page, Senior Vice President, has over 15 years of experience in campaign strategy and fundraising within higher education, healthcare, cultural, public policy, conservation and international organizations. She has worked closely with CEOs, boards, leadership donors, partners, and volunteer committees. Her areas of expertise include organizational structure and strategy, campaign development, principal gift strategy, board management, fundraising operations, prospect and data management and donor cultivation.

Since 2020, Leigh has served as the on-site campaign counsel for the University of New South Wales Campaign to raise $650 million for university strategic priorities. Her role focuses on advancing the campaign strategy and operations, principal gift development, and program capacity. In 2023, Leigh will be a lead driver in executing the university’s new five-year fundraising strategy. In mid-2020, Leigh served as interim chief development officer, leading the university’s fundraising team to surpass the 50% raised campaign threshold on schedule.

She is also currently working with Menzies Foundation, to build a landscape of global prospects to support their efforts to explore the dimensions of leadership qualities and attributes that are key to leading in an Australian and global context.

In 2019, Leigh worked with Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation to design and launch a campaign plan to raise $60M in private philanthropic support to build new hospitals in Westmead and Randwick.

Previously, Leigh was the on-site director of National Audubon Society’s $650 million campaign to build capacity and launch new conservation initiatives. Leigh’s past CCS client organizations also include University of Maryland Children’s Hospital; Washington Animal Rescue League; Bon Secours Health; and Norwood School.

Prior to CCS, Leigh worked at Brookings Institution the Medical University of South Carolina.

Leigh earned a Masters degree in arts administration from Winthrop University and a Bachelors in communications and fine arts from College of Charleston, SC. She is a native of North Carolina and currently resides in Sydney, Australia. She enjoys painting, gardening, yoga and live music.

select client partners

  • Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation
  • National Audubon Society
  • University of Maryland Children’s Hospital
  • Bon Secours Health
  • Washington Animal Rescue League