Greg is a Principal & Managing Director at CCS, where he provides fundraising counsel and philanthropic advice to the nonprofit sector and social impact space. A member of the CCS Board of Directors, he co-chairs the Innovation Committee and serves on the Finance & Audit Committee. Greg leads CCS’s market presence in Philadelphia, Sydney and Toronto and manages a portfolio of regional, national and international partnerships. Throughout his career, Greg has designed, advised and directed more than 100 resource development initiatives that have raised collectively over $10 billion, positively impacting tens of millions of lives.

An accomplished instructor and facilitator, Greg teaches at The Wharton School and the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been invited to speak at national nonprofit organizations, industry conferences, universities and corporations, including Association of Fundraising Professionals, Association of Healthcare Philanthropy, Independent Sector, National Association of Independent Schools, NEXUS, The Woodmark Group, Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley.

In 2020, Greg joined the World Economic Forum in Davos, and in 2021 became a Mentor for Unusual Pioneers, a global program established by Yunus Social Business, the World Economic Forum’s Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, and Porticus.

Committed to the nonprofit sector, Greg is a former Board member at Fairmount Park Conservancy and a past Board President for Habitat for Humanity of Philadelphia. Currently, Greg is a member of the Union League of Philadelphia, Chairman’s Council for the Mann Center, and the Development Council for U.S. Soccer Federation.

After opening CCS’s flagship Philadelphia office in 2018, Greg was named to the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. In 2019, 2020 and 2021, CCS was announced as a Top-25 Management Consulting Firm in the Book of Lists. Also in 2020, Greg was named one of Philadelphia’s Most Admired CEOs in his capacity as Managing Partner in Philadelphia.

A graduate of The Wharton School and Boston College, Greg began his career in sports broadcasting with NBC Olympics in Sydney and Salt Lake City, then ABC Sports in Japan and South Korea for the FIFA World Cup. With a passion for global engagement, he has visited, studied, and worked in 45+ countries, including all 7 continents.

Select Client Partners

  • Allegheny Health Network
  • American Cancer Society
  • Archdiocese of Toronto
  • Barnes Foundation
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Bryn Mawr Presbyterian
  • Habitat for Humanity International
  • National Audubon Society
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • Shipley School
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • United Way Worldwide
  • University of New South Wales
  • Villanova University

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Derval manages the firm’s work in Ireland and the UK and provides service to all sectors of the European nonprofit community. She has a strong focus on elevating the missions of education, health, and religious clients.

“From my perspective, this work is all about the difference we make for our clients. We enable them to realize their goals, and to do so in a focused, effective way with long-term benefits,” says Derval.

In her eighteen-year tenure with the firm, Derval has played an instrumental role in helping to raise funds for some of the region’s most important causes. She is also heavily involved with the professional development of CCS staff.

select client partners

  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • University College Dublin
  • Gonzaga College
  • Dioceses of Portsmouth and Northampton
  • Knock Marian Shrine
  • Queen’s University Belfast
  • CUNY
  • C-Change
  • Operation Smile

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Driven by her passion for understanding the root causes of major societal challenges, Caroline has spent much of her life and the early part of her career immersed within communities that are deeply impacted by these obstacles. For the last two decades, Caroline has focused her career on partnering with nonprofit organizations to find and execute sustainable funding solutions to conquer our communities most unprecedented hardships.

Caroline is a Partner and Managing Director with CCS where she holds a seat on their Board of Directors. As a champion of innovative thinking, Caroline also co-chairs the CCS Innovation, Strategy & New Business Committee. Caroline joined CCS in 2005 where she has consistently brought unconventional fundraising strategies to organizations with financial goals ranging from $10 million to $3 billion. Caroline is respected by her clients as a strategic thought partner, leveraging her close partnerships and trusting relationships to help cultivate novel ideas within fundraising.

Caroline’s experience also includes working intuitively with organization’s Boards of Directors. Her Board of Directors expertise encompasses strategic advice and coaching related to governance, roles and responsibilities, committee structure, fundraising, board assessments and board development.

Caroline’s tenure has taken place at the CCS headquarters in New York, NY where she is supported by a dedicated team of experts to guide client partnerships throughout the NY/NJ region and beyond. In the latter half of her career, Caroline’s professional experiences have expanded beyond the NY region with her advancements of global fundraising programs, where she has successfully led partnerships across Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

Caroline is a recognized expert in the nonprofit sector and a leading voice for Women in Philanthropy. Her presentations and workshops have been featured by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), New Jersey Association for Independent Schools (NJAIS), and Women in Development.

Caroline is a proud graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, CT where she received her BA in Political Science with a concentration in Political Dynamics of the Middle East; and of Columbia University in New York, NY where she received her Master of Science in Social Work.  She resides in Summit, NJ with her husband and three children, where she is involved in several local nonprofit and community-based organizations.

Caroline specializes in:

  • Campaign planning, design and implementation
  • Board development and executive coaching
  • Innovative funding models/impact investing
  • Strategic planning
  • Development assessment and feasibility studies
  • Staff and volunteer training and management
  • Gift planning strategy
  • Corporate and foundation strategies
  • Data utilization
  • Digital strategy
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Non-profit start-ups

select client partners

  • Clinton Foundation
  • PEN America
  • Schwarzman Scholars Program
  • Seton Hall University
  • Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • Morgan Stanley GIFT Cures powered by Harrington Discovery Institute
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Animal Medical Center
  • James Beard Foundation
  • The Nature Conservancy – China
  • New Jersey Audubon

Senior Partner Brian Nevins has provided professional counsel and service to educational, healthcare, conservation, advocacy, and international organizations. Since joining CCS in 1990, Brian has had extensive experience supporting clients in achieving their visions and dreams. For Brian, raising funds for many different clients for over 20 years has been a personally rewarding experience.

“The CCS impact really goes beyond the attainment of a goal. It’s what is made possible once those objectives are attained. The impact is felt years after the campaign through more scholarships awarded, more patients seen, new research, or a more vibrant faith community,” says Brian.

Brian manages the firm’s business in New England. He is often invited to speak and present at conferences in the Northeast and New England for industry groups like Association of Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

select client partners

  • Archdiocese of Boston
  • Boston Ballet
  • Boston College High School
  • Boston Latin School Association
  • Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Community Servings
  • Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
  • Neighborhood House Charter School
  • Northeastern University
  • Trinity Church
  • University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Steve Manno has spent nearly his entire career in fundraising, including almost 25 years with CCS. Steve is proud to serve as the chief architect and thought partner for each of his client partnerships. He is committed to empowering and elevating the impact of the nonprofit sector by securing the capital needed to advance these critical missions. As Principal & Managing Director, Steve leads the firm’s work in St. Louis and throughout the Central U.S. He oversees a team of fundraising experts and feels privileged to work with them, as well as with his dedicated client partners.

When approaching any client engagement, Steve grounds himself in the big picture, understanding the desired outcome and potential impact of the initiative at hand. Steve’s passion for his work has led him to embrace the weight of responsibility and ownership of each partnership – from raising funds to build a new church to funding community health initiatives.

Steve has worked with organizations of every demographic and raising nearly $2 billion for a host of charitable needs. His areas of expertise include development assessments and analysis; campaign studies, planning, design, and management; volunteer recruitment and development; board and staff training; start-up philanthropy; and major gift cultivation and solicitation. Steve shares his expertise as co-chair of the firm-wide Healthcare Sector Group. Additionally, Steve serves as one of the firm’s leading executives partnering with institutions of the Catholic Church.

In an effort to further advance fundraising and philanthropy, Steve regularly presents at conferences and webinars across sectors for the Woodmark Group, AHP, various AFP chapters, and even piloted CCS’s first podcast series on philanthropy.

Steve is a native of Syracuse, NY and a graduate of Canisius College, where his passion for philanthropy was born after engaging in grassroots fundraising efforts with classmates. Steve currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri and is a proud father to his son, Sam; together, they enjoy boating, travel, skiing, and fishing.

select client partners

  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation, St. Louis, MO
  • Community School, St. Louis, MO
  • Thomas Jefferson School, St. Louis, MO
  • Whitfield School, St. Louis, MO
  • Forest Park Forever, St. Louis, MO
  • Gateway Arch Park Foundation, St. Louis, MO
  • Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation, St. Louis, MO
  • Make-A-Wish Missouri, Ballwin, MO
  • Truman Library Institute, Independence, MO
  • Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  • Temple Congregation Ohabai Shalom, Nashville, TN
  • YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee, Nashville, TN
  • St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, MO
  • Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville, TN
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Nashville, TN
  • Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation, Little Rock & Springdale, AR
  • Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Ardmore, OK
  • Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Preservation Hall Foundation, New Orleans, LA
  • Our Lady of La Leche National Shrine, St. Augustine, FL
  • Diocese of Des Moines, Des Moines, IA
  • Diocese of Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
  • Arbor Day Foundation , Nebraska City, NE 
  • Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

Peter Hoskow has devoted his entire career to understanding nonprofits from every angle, partnering with them to develop sustainable solutions to solve complex funding needs. The privilege to work side‐by‐side with institutional leaders, committed philanthropists, and dedicated experts drives Peter’s passion for CCS Fundraising’s impactful work.

Peter grounds his fundraising strategy with a prepared, personalized approach. His partnerships have deepened and sustained the impact of critical missions: Feeding the hungry, enhancing education, increasing access to life‐saving healthcare, and broadening access to the arts.

As Principal and Managing Director, Peter oversees CCS’s Central United States operations. He serves as the core leader of a passionate, dedicated team of fundraising experts, guiding solutions‐oriented partnerships across the region.

His clients appreciate the zeal, creativity, and responsiveness he brings to each of his engagements, as well as over 20 years’ experience in development strategic planning, lead and principal gift programs, capital campaign planning and management, foundation and corporate giving, grassroots fundraising strategies, board development and engagement, and data utilization.

As part of his dedication the philanthropic sector, Peter serves on the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s Board of Visitors. He is also a member of the Leadership Council of Loyola University’s Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility. Peter serves as a member of the adjunct faculty at Loyola University Chicago, where he has instructed MBA coursework. Peter resides in Chicago’s Roscoe Village neighborhood and holds a strong commitment to enhancing responsible social innovation in his home city.

He is a proud graduate of Marquette University. Peter still holds deep ties to the state; his favorite way to spend his free time is on a lake in Wisconsin, surrounded by his family.

select client partners

  • Advocate Charitable Foundation, Park Ridge, IL
  • Archdiocese of Chicago, Chicago, IL        
  • Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation, Little Rock, AR
  • Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School, Chicago, IL
  • Children’s Health, Dallas, TX
  • Cristo Rey Network, Chicago, IL
  • Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
  • Evans Scholars Foundation, Golf, IL
  • Feeding America, Chicago, IL
  • Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Goodwill Industries International, Rockville, MD
  • Hawken School, Gates Mills, OH,
  • MetroHealth Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
  • Northwestern Memorial Foundation, Chicago, IL
  • Obama Foundation, Chicago, IL
  • Partners in Health, Boston, MA
  • St. Ignatius College Prep, Chicago, IL
  • St. Paul Academy and Summit School, St. Paul, MN
  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA
  • The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, Evanston, IL
  • The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
  • University of Texas System, Austin, TX
  • YMCA of the USA, Chicago, IL

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

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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

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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

Senior Vice President Erik Kiernan joined CCS in 2003 and brings nearly 25 years of experience working with a wide variety of nonprofit organizations to every client engagement. Erik leads the New England Team’s faith-based practice and his areas of expertise include campaign design, project management, organizational development, data analysis, volunteer management, and major gift program development.

The ability to help nonprofits generate the resources they need to grow and thrive motivates Erik to offer a high degree of dedication and focus to match the passion our clients have for their causes. Philanthropy is in Erik’s blood. His mother is an accomplished fundraiser in her own right who continues writing grants even in retirement and who led a fundraising effort to build a state of the art child language clinic in Tucson, Arizona.

“I have always believed in helping the less fortunate and being able to provide for those in need. It was something I grew up around. I think it was very natural for me to consider philanthropy as a career choice as a result. There are so many opportunities out there to help fund great causes and help make a real impact,” says Erik.

Erik resides in suburbs of Worcester, Massachusetts with his wife and daughter. He spent his youth living in South America and Arizona, and is fluent in Spanish.

select client partners

  • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, MA
  • Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
  • Trinity Episcopal Church, Boston, MA
  • Our Lady of Victories National Shrine and Basilica, Buffalo, NY
  • Cotuit Federated Church, Cotuit, MA
  • Mary, St. Helen & St. Thecla Parish, Hanover, MA
  • Catholic Charities of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • The Nature Conservancy Massachusetts Chapter, Boston, MA
  • Epiphany School, Boston, MA
  • Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Buffalo, NY

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