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.

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  • 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

 

Autumn started with CCS in 2012, advising and guiding client partners across sectors to achieve nine-figure campaign goals and mobilizing thousands of volunteers to make a difference. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, campaign management, donor communications, board coaching and staff development.

Autumn is currently working with the Feeding America National Office in Chicago, IL to build and resource a brand-new department. Access Services will facilitate relationships between Feeding America, their 199 food bank members, and the thousands of agencies that distribute food across the United States. Before working with Access Services, Autumn conducted a major gifts planning and strategy engagement with the Feeding America Development team in response to their tremendous growth over the past two years. The outcome of this project was a three-year plan to chart the course of fundraising practice and investment.

Prior to her partnerships with Feeding America, Autumn was working with the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health in Palo Alto, CA. LPFCH is the sole fundraising entity for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and the child health programs at Stanford University School of Medicine. She started with LPFCH in an interim management position, leading a stewardship team of eight. She then transitioned into implementation of a new strategic plan that CCS developed with LPFCH leadership toward a goal of raising $200 million each year.

Autumn served as Development Manager of Kadlec Foundation in Richland, WA, from 2015-2017, before returning to CCS. She worked closely with donors, executive leadership, and trustees to elevate community health. Kadlec Regional Medical Center is part of the Providence St. Joseph Health system.

Autumn and her husband, Tyler, a family physician, are both from Idaho. She is an alumna of Boise State University and New York University. She has lived in five countries and enjoys reading, cooking, tennis, and hiking.

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  • Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health
  • Salt Lake Community College
  • Feeding America
  • Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
  • International School of Denver, Denver, CO
  • Kiwanis International, Indianapolis, IN
  • NatureBridge, San Francisco, CA
  • NEA Baptist Health, Jonesboro, AR
  • Sacramento Zoological Society, Sacramento, CA
  • Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Catherine of Siena, Austin, TX
  • Trinity Health, Minot, ND
  • University of Windsor, Windsor, ON

Annie Reynolds is an Executive 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.

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  • 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

Anne’s passion for philanthropy lies in the people-oriented nature of the sector. She is driven by the desire to create positive, lasting change for organizations and their communities through strategic operations and goal setting.

During her tenure at CCS, Anne has worked with institutions across the nonprofit sector providing strategic counsel on organizational infrastructure and operations management, major and principal giving, annual fundraising, campaign planning and management, case development, and volunteer and trustee engagement. In her role, Anne is a project leader who partners with organization leadership, staff, and volunteers to ensure execution of fundraising plans.

Anne holds a BA from Barnard College and MBA from Columbia Business School. In her spare time, she enjoys being a member of multiple book clubs, making ice cream, and spending time with her family.

 

Angel has nearly two decades of experience working with and within organizations in the health, education, cultural, and human services sectors. As a Senior 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.

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  • 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
  • WITNESS

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.

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  • 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

For more than twenty-seven years, Andrea has partnered with non-profit organizations to raise funds throughout the Midwest and beyond. Prior to joining CCS in 2006, Andrea worked in the fundraising sector in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As a member of the CCS team, she has worked with clients in the religious, secondary education, human service, health care, and cultural sectors. She excels in major gift strategy implementation, campaign management, board orientation, volunteer training, and grant writing. Andrea brings invaluable industry expertise and insight to her clients through coaching, collaboration, analysis, and mentorship of staff.

Andrea is motivated by collaborating with committed people on their organization’s fundraising goals. She likes to teach and empower volunteers to make gift requests on behalf of organizations they are passionate about. She is continually re-energized by joining forces with passionate people to exceed campaign goals.

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  • Frassati Catholic High School, The Woodlands, Texas
  • Lutheran Social Services of Michigan (LSSM), Detroit
  • Episcopal Cathedral of Saint James, South Bend, Indiana
  • Guest House, Lake Orion, Michigan
  • Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit, Michigan
  • Christ Church Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • Summa (Hospital) Foundation, Akron, Ohio
  • Lafayette Catholic School System, Lafayette, Indiana
  • St. Ignatius Catholic Parish, Mobile, Alabama
  • St. Christopher Catholic Parish, Speedway, Indiana

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.

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  • 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

Amy joined CCS in 2016, bringing over 10 years of knowledge as a non-profit leader. She has extensive experience providing strategic counsel on major and principal giving, organizational planning, and campaign management. Amy brings a wide range of expertise in major gift fundraising, institutional giving, program development, advocacy, and staff recruitment and management.

Amy has worked with a broad range of signature New York City institutions. Notable clients include New York Botanical Garden, NYU Langone Health, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, The Public Theater, Muscular Dystrophy Association, and Hadassah. Her projects have collectively raised hundreds of millions of dollars.

Amy earned her BA from University of Michigan. Currently, Amy resides in Manhattan on the Upper East Side with her husband and two children.

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  • New York Botanical Gardens
  • NYU Langone Health
  • NAACP Legal Defense Fund
  • The Public Theater
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Hadassah Women’s Zionist Organization of America
  • StoryCorps
  • Chabad of Greenwich
  • Broward Performing Arts Center