Christina joined CCS to gain opportunities to leverage her professional and educational skill set to create positive social change. As an experienced client relations professional, Christina is excited to work with nonprofits to help them achieve their goals.

Christina brings more than a decade of experience working with nonprofit organizations and has assisted more than a dozen clients with major planning and capital fundraising efforts in her time with CCS. Working on behalf of a broad range of organizations across the non-profit spectrum, Christina has assisted her clients in raising millions of dollars while also helping them to create stronger and more sustainable programs. Christina brings a unique blend of strategy, energy, and focus to each effort and has cultivated her expertise in the areas of major gift strategies, volunteer training and management, and marketing and communications.

Christina is a member of Net Impact, an international nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. She is a native of San Francisco and currently resides in Southern California.

Christina received her MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University and her BA in English from the University of California, Davis.

Select client Partners

  • American Asthma Foundation, San Francisco, CA
  • Anglican Diocese of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Archdiocese of Denver & St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, Denver, CO
  • Audubon California, San Francisco, CA
  • Bay Area Rescue Mission, Richmond, CA
  • De La Salle High School, Concord, CA
  • Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI), Sacramento, CA
  • EPACENTER, East Palo Alto, CA
  • Episcopal Diocese of California, San Francisco, CA
  • Glaucoma Research Foundation, San Francisco, CA
  • Literary Arts, Portland, OR
  • Mercy Foundation, Sacramento, CA
  • Ms. Foundation for Women, New York, NY
  • San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association, San Francisco, CA
  • Sterne School, San Francisco, CA
  • University of California, San Francisco Diabetes Center

Carolyn McLaughlin is a Senior Vice President at CCS and brings over 15 years of experience working with and within nonprofit organizations in the human services, religious, social and academic sectors. Carolyn has managed projects and teams from small parishes to large international organizations, and has extensive experience advising development strategy, creating value propositions, securing major gifts, and executing annual funds, grants and special events.

Currently leading strategy and operations for the CCS Philadelphia office and team, Carolyn drives marketing, business development and internal operations in multiple geographic markets and across all nonprofit sectors. A key member of the CCS Operations team, Carolyn is privileged to support the strategy and execution of CCS’s vision.

Earlier in her CCS career, Carolyn conducted a mid-campaign review for Habitat for Humanity International’s $4 billion A World of Hope initiative and served as lead director of a system-wide development assessment of The State University of New York and its 64 campuses. Carolyn also provided strategic fundraising counsel for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s historic $200 million campaign.

She has been invited to present at local and national industry conferences and roundtables on the topics of philanthropic trends, enhancing annual funds and organizational leadership.

Carolyn received a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion from La Salle University.

Carolyn is a volunteer for causes supporting open adoption and currently serves on the Endowment Board and Development Committee for St. Agnes Elementary School in West Chester, PA.

select client partners

  • Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • Habitat for Humanity International, Atlanta, GA
  • State University of New York, New York, NY
  • The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

Blake Reiser joined CCS in 2011 after working in Advancement at Pepperdine University School of Law. During his time with CCS, Blake has helped to design, plan and execute successful major fundraising efforts for dozens of nonprofits. He works with each organization’s leadership to develop thoughtful plans, craft compelling communications, leverage volunteers, and build successful major donor strategies. In his engagements, Blake brings an organized and committed approach that is tailored to the culture of each organization.

Blake is a graduate of Pepperdine University with a BA in Organizational Communication and a minor in Business Administration.

Select client partners

  • Catalina Island Conservancy, Long Beach, CA
  • Huntington Medical Research Institutes, Pasadena, CA
  • Mariners Church, Irvine, CA
  • The Pegasus School, Huntington Beach, CA
  • St. Monica Catholic Community, Santa Monica, CA
  • The Salvation Army California South Division, Orange County, CA
  • United States Military Academy, West Point, NY


Annie Reynolds is a Vice President with the Central United States team at CCS Fundraising. Based in Chicago, Annie works closely with the firm’s leadership to partner with organizations to help them achieve their extraordinary missions by providing strategic and operational support. She has worked across all sectors with clients pursuing fundraising targets ranging from $1M-$500M.

Annie has led dozens of campaign planning, development assessment, case development, custom learning, and campaign management efforts during her tenure at CCS, including managing the launch and implementation of over 100 feasibility and planning studies.

She specializes in development audit and assessment work, structure and systems reviews, major gift strategy, philanthropic landscaping research, and prospect pipeline development, as well as developing and designing cases for support, gift proposals, impact reports, and other fundraising collateral and communications. She has deep experience in building and implementing actionable recommendations for enhancing development efforts and growing fundraising dollars.

Originally from Indianapolis, Annie now lives in Chicago with her husband David and daughter Emilia.

select client partners

  • Adler Planetarium
  • Archdiocese of Milwaukee
  • Be The Match
  • Cathedral High School
  • Communities In Schools of Chicago
  • Greater Cleveland Food Bank
  • Gulfstream Goodwill Industries
  • Hawken School
  • Nashville Symphony Orchestra
  • Start Early

Angel has nearly two decades of experience working with and within organizations in the health, education, cultural, and human services sectors. As a Corporate Vice President, Angel is a highly motivated, results-oriented, and compassionate executive. She has advised organizations and planned and managed campaigns ranging from $20 million to $2.8 billion. She has extensive expertise and experience managing strategic operations, planning and directing large-scale capital and comprehensive campaigns, incorporating gift planning strategies, refining major gift programs, and building and fostering positive cultures of philanthropy.

Within CCS, Angel has held a number of leadership positions. She led her NY-based team’s mentorship program for five years and served as one of a cohort of mentors for 35+ colleagues. She founded and led the Working Parents community for two years, which engaged over 100 colleagues through bi-monthly webinars featuring internal and external guests and panelists. More recently she was chosen for CCS’s DEI Working Group, which is tasked with creating substantive policies and initiatives and to contribute positively to the national discourse on DEI and anti-racism and the intersection with philanthropy. As of October 2020, Angel was elevated to lead the Gift Planning Team and is responsible for managing a cross-firm team to create a new project concept with the potential to diversify and increase revenue for CCS’s nonprofit partners.

Prior to joining CCS, Angel worked for the Alvin Ailey organization, first with The Ailey School coordinating the Ailey/Fordham BFA program, and later with Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation developing and managing the marketing plans and budgets for the School and the junior company, Ailey II.

Originally from West Texas, Angel studied English Literature and Dance at Washington University in St. Louis before moving to New York City. Angel currently resides in Westchester County, New York, with her family, and constantly draws on her dance, yoga, and Ayurvedic training to maintain her flexibility and strength in mind, body, and spirit.

select Client Partners

  • A Better Chance
  • FoodCorps
  • Irish Arts Center
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School (LREI)
  • The Masters School
  • The NAACP
  • New York City Bar Association
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • St. George’s School
  • Signature Theatre Company
  • University of Florida and Shands HealthCare
  • Westchester Medical Center
  • Westport Library

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Andrea Gonce joined CCS in 2002 and has a versatile background with domestic and international fundraising design, planning, and implementation. During Andrea’s experience with CCS, the campaigns that have benefitted from her expertise have raised nearly $1 billion to support their charitable, educational, pastoral, and healthcare needs. She has worked in virtually every type of demographic and socio-economic setting.

Andrea is currently leading the philanthropic effort at Nemours Children’s Health System. Under Andrea’s direction Nemours is executing a plan for exponential growth and implementing immediate operational needs across the system. Prior to this engagement, Andrea lived in Sydney, Australia and assisted the University of New South Wales in the design and implementation of its historic $650 million campaign.

Andrea received her MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo in New York and her BA in Corporate Communications and Anthropology from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania.

Before joining CCS, Andrea served in the United States Peace Corps as a Health and International Development Specialist in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Andrea is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is a certified Emergency Medical Technician volunteering for over 20 years.

Select Client Partners

  • Arch/Dioceses of Arlington, VA; Bridgeport, CT; Buffalo, NY; Philadelphia, PA; and Raleigh, NC
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Washington, DC
  • God’s Love We Deliver, New York, NY
  • Lions Clubs International Foundation, Oak Brook, IL
  • Nemours Children’s Health, Wilmington, DE & Jacksonville, FL
  • Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Philadelphia, PA
  • United Way Worldwide, Alexandria, VA
  • University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Andrea manages internal operations for CCS’s Mid-Atlantic region and is based out of Washington, DC. She works closely with regional executives to streamline processes and maximize operational efficiency. In addition to her regional responsibilities, Andrea is also the firm-wide trainer for CCS’s survey data collection system. She also liaises with several internal corporate teams including Recruitment, Finance, and CCS Learning, among others.

Andrea is especially passionate about recruiting, training, and retaining talent, and is dedicated to ensuring CCS is a supportive and rewarding place for a diverse group of development professionals. She has channeled this passion into developing an onboarding process tailored to CCS’s Mid-Atlantic team that fits seamlessly into CCS’s firm-wide training program.

Andrea grew up on the outskirts of New York City, and has lived in Washington, DC for the last fifteen years. She is an avid New York Mets fan and is currently on a quest to visit every baseball stadium around the country. 

An Nguyen is a Senior Vice President at CCS Fundraising and has dedicated over 15 years to advancing the philanthropic work of nonprofits from an expansive range of sectors including primary and secondary education, healthcare, human services, arts and culture, and religion. Her expertise includes major gift fundraising, campaign assessment and management, events coordination and volunteer mobilization – all through a targeted lens of building an environment where individuals of all backgrounds, races, and economic capacity feel welcome and valued to participate in philanthropy.

select client partners

  • Castilleja School
  • Diocese of San Jose
  • Feeding American National Organization
  • India Basin Waterfront Park
  • Phillips-Brooks School
  • SF-Marin Food Bank
  • UC Davis Health System

A seasoned fundraising and consulting professional, Allyson’s areas of expertise include strategic planning, major and principal gifts, foundation and corporate relations, and development staff management, training, and evaluation.

Allyson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Liberal Arts with a concentration in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.  She has served on the boards of the Center for Responsible Funding and the Bread and Roses Community Fund.  Allyson grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and currently resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

select client partners

  • The Baldwin School
  • Howard University
  • Hunter College
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts
  • New-York Historical Society
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Lawrence University

Adam Miller is an Executive Vice President at CCS and provides leadership and strategic guidance to the nonprofit sector. He designs innovative fundraising initiatives, directs extraordinary campaigns, and advises on resource development models.

Partnering with organizations ranging from $1m to $100m+ in annual philanthropic revenue, Adam helps design tailored revenue growth strategies, optimize resource allocation, and implement programmatic initiatives.

He has provided guidance on various development functions and strategies both nationally and internationally and across all nonprofit sectors. He is an expert in board engagement, growth and sustainability planning, campaign methodology, principal and major gift strategies, organizational design, corporate partnerships, change management, complex gifts and planned giving, interim development management, data analytics and modeling, development assessments, feasibility and planning studies, and post campaign strategies, among others.

Adam serves as a CCS Learning Facilitator, has presented at national and international conferences, and has been published in journals and business publications. In 2020, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) recognized Adam as a 40 Under 40 Leader. Outside of his work, Adam personally serves on several nonprofit boards and committees.

Prior to CCS, Adam practiced as an attorney counseling individual and business clients on employment and commercial matters, and helped secure two record-breaking jury verdicts. Adam earned a JD from Loyola University Chicago and a BA from Indiana University. Adam currently resides in Columbus, OH with his wife and two children.