With more than fifteen years of experience in the U.S. and Europe, Lara has worked with a range of clients – from those raising billions to those building a culture of philanthropy – across every nonprofit sector. “I always wanted to work in the nonprofit sector but couldn’t find ‘my’ one cause. For me, finding CCS was the answer,” Lara says.

Shortly after joining CCS in 2008, Lara moved to the European team, where she spent several years serving clients in Paris, Dublin, and Geneva. Notably, Lara spearheaded the historic €10 million campaign to transform the American School of Paris’ campus. In 2015, Lara returned to the New York City area and serves clients with local, national, and international reach. From helping RIOULT Dance New York build a permanent home, to supporting UJA Federation’s Jewish Day School Challenge, to providing campaign strategy to several RWJBarnabas Health hospitals in New Jersey, to planning a global campaign for National Geographic Society, Lara enjoys the process and partnership of our work. “I love the opportunity to work with, and learn from, so many admirable leaders and volunteers who are dedicated to their cause and community,” she says.

Lara is a dual citizen of the USA and France. She is conversant in French, Spanish, and Arabic.  She is a Board Member of AFP New Jersey, where she chairs the IDEA Committee.

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  • American School of Paris
  • Duke Health
  • Gateways Music Festival
  • Geneva Centre for Security Policy
  • JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
  • Lycée Français de New York
  • National Geographic Society
  • Reporters without Borders / Reporters sans frontières
  • RWJBarnabas Health
  • Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • United Jewish Appeal Federation of New York

Natalie joined CCS in 2011 and has served clients spanning education, faith-based, human service, arts and culture, healthcare, international, public media, and association sectors. She has conducted numerous capital campaigns, feasibility and planning studies, development assessments, annual fund enhancements, and special development projects. Natalie has served as Counsel on campaigns that have cumulatively raised more than $750 million.

Natalie serves on the Board Executive Committee of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) DC Chapter. She was recognized for her work in CCS’s Mid- and South-Atlantic Region with the Dennick M. W. Skeels Memorial Award in 2015.

Natalie earned her Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of Delaware. Natalie, her husband Zack, and their son Nathan reside in Reston, Virginia.

Select Client Partners

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Archdiocese of Baltimore
  • Bermuda High School for Girls
  • Georgetown Day School
  • Inova Health System
  • National Black Caucus of State Legislators
  • National Museum of Bermuda
  • National Public Radio (NPR)
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America
  • Peddie School
  • Royal Institute of Law of the Kingdom of Bhutan
  • Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • United Way of Central Maryland
  • Volunteers of America

Aashika brings to her clients over ten years of fundraising experience, having designed, implemented, and directed campaigns for education, arts and culture, humanitarian aid and disaster relief, civil rights, social service, and religious organizations.

In her career at CCS, Aashika has led numerous feasibility and planning studies, built development operations of all sizes, facilitated endowment campaigns, and designed communications plans. She has helped institutions recruit new leaders, secure transformational gifts, and develop strategic plans tied to financial outcomes.

A natural consensus builder, Aashika has a fundamental belief that we go further when we go together and seeks to identify impactful narratives within an organization’s unique philanthropic culture that will reach the broadest audiences in the deepest ways. Aashika approaches her projects with innovation, enthusiasm, and sustainable planning that thrives well into the future.

A graduate of Syracuse University, Aashika earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and South Asian Studies. She also holds a master’s degree in Fundraising and Grantmaking from New York University.

select client partners

  • Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles, CA
  • Cayton Children’s Museum by ShareWell, Los Angeles, CA
  • Chandler School, Pasadena, CA
  • Direct Relief International, Santa Barbara, CA
  • National Urban League, New York, NY
  • The Pegasus School, Huntington Beach, CA
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA
  • Tiger Woods Foundation, Irvine, CA
  • UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA

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Lindsey manages CCS’s Central United States operations team out of the Chicago office. She serves as a member of the region’s executive leadership and provides dedicated focus to propelling our firm’s growth mindset. In her daily work, she partners with leaders across the region and firm to identify and implement strategic initiatives related to business development, recruitment, talent management, communications, and other operational priorities. 

Lindsey also partners on select client engagements, leveraging her skills in communications, creative messaging, data analysis, staffing, and overall fundraising planning as well as a passion for service stemming from her training as a social worker. 

Lindsey has dedicated her career to supporting nonprofit causes. She strongly believes in the power of philanthropy in advancing missions and ultimately transforming communities. “The impact of nonprofit organizations on our society is undeniable,” says Lindsey. “It is a privilege to help drive the operations of a firm so committed to continuously elevating this important work.” 

Lindsey received her master’s degree from the University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice and a bachelor’s degree from University of Miami. She was raised in a small town outside of Kansas City, Missouri and now lives in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband, son, and a house full of pets. 

Select Client Partners

  • DuPage Foundation
  • Northwestern Memorial Foundation
  • Northern Illinois Food Bank
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Louisiana
  • University of Texas at Austin

Sarah Krasin is the Managing Director and executive in charge of CCS’s Boston office, where she oversees client partnerships and the firm’s operations across New England.

Since joining the firm in 2012, Sarah’s client engagements have spanned all major nonprofit sectors and included capital campaign management, campaign planning studies, major gift program development, strategic planning, interim development management, and other specialized development projects, audits, and assessments. Her knowledge of the national philanthropic landscape includes direct experience designing and managing fundraising initiatives for clients across the country, with goals ranging from $3 million to $1 billion.

Sarah is the co-founder of CCS Elevate, the firm’s thought leadership initiative designed to apply CCS best practices to the next big questions in philanthropy. She is also a member of the firm’s Healthcare Advisory Practice.

Prior to joining CCS, Sarah managed and consulted for more than 20 political fundraising programs in the Midwest and Southern California. During her time in politics, Sarah coached candidates for local, state, and federal offices on effective fundraising strategies that allowed them to out-raise incumbents and win highly contested seats.

Select client partners

  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • The Boston Foundation
  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters
  • Celebrity Series of Boston
  • Crocker Art Museum
  • Crossroads Rhode Island
  • The Dimock Center
  • Handel + Haydn Society
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
  • Maine Maritime Academy
  • National Coast Guard Museum
  • National Women’s Hall of Fame
  • New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund (NCF)
  • Northeastern University
  • Partners In Health
  • Salve Regina University
  • T1D Fund of JDRF International
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • University of Southern Maine
  • VentureWell
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Doug London has been with CCS for nearly a decade and in fundraising for his entire professional career. Having grown up in a household where giving back was prioritized, Doug learned at a young age the power and value that philanthropy can have in communities around the world. Today, he brings forward this same philosophy to his children and continues to be driven by the ability to make a positive impact through his career.

As a lifelong learner and empathetic leader, Doug believes that every successful partnership starts and ends with mutual learning – providing to his clients strategic, action-oriented counsel and learning just as much in return. He begins every client engagement with the knowledge that the right answers are not immediately known but discovered, believing that the best solutions, recommendations, and path forward are established by building trusting, enduring relationships.

As a Managing Director, Doug leads a variety of partnerships and client engagements across the United States and beyond. His areas of expertise include fundraising planning, leadership and major gift strategy, donor stewardship, and development staff coaching and management.

Outside of his client-facing work, Doug is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive CCS. He spearheaded the creation of Pride at CCS, the firm’s first LGBTQI+ employee resource group, and continues to serve as the group’s leader and executive sponsor. He also lead’s the firm’s Working Parents and Caregivers Community, and serves as a member of the DEI Committee of the Board of Directors.

Likewise, Doug is committed to advancing equality in his community and currently serves as a Board Member and Development Committee Chair of Family Equality, a national organization working to advance legal and lived equality for LGBTQ families, and a member of the Jewish Federation of North America’s National Young Leadership Cabinet, serving as their LGBTQ+ affinity group Co-Chair.

Doug resides in Chicago with his husband, young twins, and sheepadoodle puppy.

select client partners

  • After School Matters, Chicago, IL
  • Be The Match, Minneapolis, MN
  • CaringBridge, Eagan, MN
  • College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
  • Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, Deerfield, IL
  • Detroit Country Day School, Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Center City, MN
  • Howard Brown Health, Chicago, IL
  • Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
  • Keshet, Boston, MA
  • Lake Forest Open Lands Association, Lake Forest, IL
  • Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
  • National Aids Memorial, San Francisco, CA
  • Obama Foundation, Chicago, IL
  • Out-of-Door Academy, Sarasota, FL
  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation, St. Louis, MO
  • States United Democracy Center, Washington, DC
  • University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • University of Global Health Equity, Kigali, Rwanda
  • University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

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For more than a decade, Suzanne has helped nonprofits raise the capital essential to their missions. She has advised organizations with campaign goals ranging from $2 million to $3 billion. Her areas of expertise include campaign planning, management, and counsel; development assessments; strategic planning; principal, leadership, and major gifts fundraising; foundation and corporate support; case visioning and development; staff and board coaching and training; and development systems and infrastructure optimization. Suzanne has assisted a wide variety of clients, from small startups to mature organizations, and across client sectors.

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.

select client partners

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

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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

Rosanna brings more than a decade of experience supporting national and international nonprofits with fundraising strategy. Since joining CCS in 2010, Rosanna has partnered with organizations to help plan, manage, and implement successful fundraising initiatives. Her counsel has helped many organisations secure the largest gifts in their history, including six-, seven-, and eight-figure commitments.

“Our clients drive positive change in the world. Having the opportunity to help them achieve their goals by supporting them in an effective manner is an honor,” says Rosanna.

In addition to working directly with clients, Rosanna helps lead CCS’s business development and marketing in Europe.

select client partners

  • Action Against Hunger
  • Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative (AGI)
  • The American Church in Paris
  • The Children’s Society
  • Cystic Fibrosis Trust
  • Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School
  • Durham University
  • New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • SeriousFun Children’s Network
  • Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
  • United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)

Since joining CCS in 2011, Katlyn has partnered with dozens of visionary non-profits to plan and implement the fundraising initiatives essential to their missions.

A Pacific Northwest native, Katlyn leads our office in Seattle and spearheads our PNW partnerships. Her client engagements span all major nonprofit sectors, and her expertise includes campaign planning and management, development planning and assessments, and major and principal giving initiatives. She has planned and advised on campaign goals ranging from $2 million to $600 million.

Katlyn believes that fundraising is about more than just resource development; it can advance all facets of an organization’s mission, and it should be positive, dignified, and inclusive experience for all involved. Katlyn brings a data-driven mindset and CCS’s unparalleled expertise to every project, and she is committed to grounding every engagement in the client’s culture and values.

Katlyn regularly presents on fundraising trends and strategies both locally and nationally. Her passion for mission-based work was sparked as a child when she volunteered at a local homeless shelter.

A graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Arizona State University, Katlyn began her career as a High School English teacher and is a Teach for America alumna. She is proud to be a founding board member for Mobile Pathways, an organization facilitating justice for immigrants and refugees.

select client partners

  • Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
  • Literary Arts, Portland, OR
  • MarinHealth, Greenbrae, CA
  • PeaceHealth, Vancouver and Bellingham, WA; Eugene, OR
  • Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
  • The Salvation Army Northwest Division, Seattle, WA
  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA
  • The Freshwater Trust, Portland, OR
  • UCSF Medical Center & UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, San Francisco, CA
  • YMCA of Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA