Jon Kane is president and CEO of CCS and also serves on the firm’s board of directors. As president and CEO, he has responsibility for all operating departments, and is charged with the development and execution of the company’s short-and long-term business strategies.

Jon joined CCS with over 25 years of broad-reaching business, management, and strategic consulting experience. He is proud of the work the firm is involved in every day.

“We are helping so many good organizations operate at a higher level. The change our clients are affecting is often profound, and to support those missions is immensely gratifying,” says Jon.

Prior to joining CCS, Jon was a managing director of Katz, Kane & Co., an advisory firm helping corporate clients navigate complex issues and realize opportunities. Jon co-founded Katz, Kane & Co. after developing broad business and finance experience through his time at GCA Savvian, Patriot Group, Warburg Pincus, and Goldman Sachs. Jon began his career at McKinsey & Company. Throughout his multifaceted career, he has worked with both private and Fortune 500 companies alike, in a variety of industries, advising them on general business strategies, merger and joint venture structures, capital raising, and other financial opportunities.

Jon received his BA from Brown University and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He and his wife Melissa currently reside with their two children, George and Lily, in Westport, Connecticut.

After graduating from Lewis & Clark College in Oregon in 1981, Jose Barquin moved to New York City to work in the thriving nonprofit sector. Today, Jose is a senior vice president at CCS and has been with the firm for over 20 years. He brings with him two decades of experience working for leading nonprofits before joining the team.

“Peter Drucker once said, ‘my greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions’.  Working with CCS has enabled me to collaborate with like-minded professionals who cherish learning on behalf of our remarkable clients,” says Barquin.

At CCS, Jose has planned and directed fund-raising campaigns and has provided strategic advice to local, regional, national and international organizations.  He has helped institutions recruit new trustees, solicit transformational gifts, and develop strategic plans.

Jose serves on the Advisory Board of the Aravind Eye Foundation, which supports the India-based Aravind Eye Care System, the world’s largest provider of eye care services. Aravind has treated more than 32 million patients and has performed over four million operations.

Jose resides in Florham Park, New Jersey with his wife and three children and remains heavily involved in the community.  Most recently, he served as an advisor to the Florham Park Education Foundation, and also joined the Advisory Council of the Great Swamp Watershed Association.

Select client Partners

  • American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
  • WHO/Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center
  • Manhattan Children’s Center
  • Temple B’Nai Jeshurun
  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
  • Rutgers University – Camden
  • The City University of New York
  • The Midland School
  • The Stephen Gaynor School
  • Manhattan Country School
  • New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra
  • State Theatre New Jersey
  • The Nature Conservancy of New York 

Lindsay Marciniak has spent the entirety of her career working with nonprofit organizations to acquire the resources they need to fulfill their mission, realize their ambitions, and positively impact our communities – locally, nationally, and globally. Her efforts and leadership have resulted in nearly $1 billion in philanthropic support secured for her clients.

Lindsay brings to every engagement a big-picture perspective and hands-on approach, immersing herself not only in the organization at large, but in the details – the facts, milestones, people – that make up each nonprofit and shape its motivations. This thorough immersion allows Lindsay to stay deeply connected to her clients’ respective mission, create actionable goals, and pave a strong path forward.

Lindsay is an expert at designing and directing comprehensive campaigns, implementing major gifts programs, leading initiatives to build fundraising capacity, and developing strong relationships with senior leadership, staff, board members, and donors.

Within the greater philanthropic community, Lindsay regularly presents on fundraising topics to clients, board members, and development professionals both in the U.S. and internationally. She also shares insights, trends, and best practices as a faculty member at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School Center for Nonprofit Management.

Lindsay earned her MPA in Nonprofit Management from Indiana University and a BS in Psychology with honors from John Carroll University in Cleveland. She is a member of the 2021 Class of Leadership Greater Chicago Fellows and serves on the board of Uptown United, her community development corporation. In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys reading, kayaking, hiking, experiencing live music, and spending time with her family.

select client partners

  • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • United Way
  • The Salvation Army
  • Feeding America
  • Cuyahoga Community College
  • Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
  • Kiwanis International

Bo Rice manages CCS’s Mid-Atlantic and Southeast operations. Throughout his 34 years with CCS, Bo has guided organizations in the U.S., Europe, and Middle East and across all non-profit sectors to secure billions of dollars in philanthropic support.

Bo has worked with the most devoted individuals who give their energy to non-profit organizations. His passion is helping them fulfill their missions and secure the philanthropic support to impact society.

Bo chairs the Boys’ Latin School of Maryland Board’s development committee. He is past chair of the Peace Players International Board’s development committee and has also served on the volunteer boards of Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Maryland Chapter, Sandtown Habitat for Humanity, and ePhilanthropy Foundation. Bo is a frequent lecturer at international, national, and regional conferences including AFP, AHP, Blackbaud, APRA, CASE, NAIS, and Volunteers of America.

Bo graduated from Denison University. He resides in Lutherville, Maryland with his wife, Maryann and are proud parents of their three sons, Nelson, Charles, and Robert.

select client partners

  • Archdioceses of Baltimore and Washington
  • Benedictine Schools of Richmond
  • Calvert School
  • Dioceses of Charleston and Pittsburgh
  • Habitat for Humanity International
  • Howard University
  • Living Classrooms Foundation
  • Make-A-Wish of Southern Florida
  • Mercy Health Services
  • National Parks Conservation Association
  • Peddie School
  • Seminary of the Southwest
  • Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
  • Spelman College
  • The University of the South
  • United Negro College Fund
  • United States Naval Academy
  • University of Maryland Medical System
  • Virginia Theological Seminary 

Chairman Rick Happy joined CCS with plans to gain some business experience before applying to law school. More than three decades later, Rick has remained at the firm and established himself as a philanthropic leader in the U.S. and abroad. Since 1998, Rick has led the firm’s work throughout the western United States and Canada.

Rick has led some of CCS’s most renowned campaigns and engagements for organizations such as UCSF Medical Center, Crocker Art Museum, Kent Denver School, Lions Clubs International, Baruch College, and National Jewish Health. These are just a handful of the challenging and rewarding experiences that Rick has experienced at CCS. Rick has also served on the Board of the Giving Institute.

“I’ve attended many groundbreakings, ceremonies, and campaign events throughout my career, and they always remind me of how gratifying it is to know that we’ve helped our clients and friends achieve their success,” says Rick. “When I describe the nature of our work to clients and new CCS staff, I like to say that we help organizations examine and analyze their potential and then manage and guide them toward that potential.”

select client partners

  • Bay Area Discovery Museum
  • College Preparatory School
  • Congregation Rodef Sholom
  • Denver Academy
  • EPACENTER
  • Fair Trade USA
  • French-American International School
  • Golden Gate Parks Conservancy/Presidio Trust Tunnel Tops Campaign
  • High Desert Museum
  • MarinHealth
  • Nature Conservancy in Montana
  • Notre Dame High School, San Jose
  • Portland Art Museum
  • Sierra Club
  • The Thacher School
  • Utah Symphony/Utah Opera 

Tom Kissane is fortunate to have spent his 30-year professional fundraising career exclusively with CCS. During that time, he has partnered with hundreds of extraordinary organizations in designing, implementing, and providing strategic oversight to over 1,000 fundraising initiatives. The programs for which Tom has provided counsel have raised more than $3 billion on cumulative goals of $2.5 billion.

Tom’s areas of expertise include feasibility and planning studies, landscape analysis, development audits, philanthropic assessment programs, major capital campaigns, annual giving efforts, endowment fundraising, and board recruitment. He focuses on major gift identification and solicitation, campaign management, and client relations.

Tom currently serves on the Board of Trustees for St. Mary’s Children’s Healthcare System in Bayside as well as the De La Salle School in Freeport, and also serves on the Editorial Review Board of Giving USA. He resides in Douglaston, Queens with his wife Shalini and their daughters Leela and Priya.

select client partners

  • American Red Cross
  • Archdiocese of New York
  • Catholic Health Services
  • Diocese of Brooklyn
  • Fordham University
  • Girl Scouts of Greater New York
  • Guide Dog & America’s Vet Dogs
  • National Urban League
  • NewYork-Presbyterian
  • New York Hall of Science
  • Northwell Health
  • Statue of Liberty – The Ellis Island Foundation
  • The Nature Conservancy

Robert Kissane was Chairman of CCS Fundraising, a global fundraising consulting and management firm specializing in philanthropic development for nonprofit organizations.

As Chairman of CCS, Bob oversaw the company’s work in all major philanthropic sectors: education, healthcare, religion, human service, arts and culture, social justice and environmental conservation throughout the Americas, Western Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Bob is a recognized leader providing guidance and insight to philanthropic foundations, professional associations, and the greater philanthropic community.

Bob has more than 40 years of experience designing major capital and endowment campaigns for public and private universities, hospitals and academic medical centers, museums and performing arts institutions, research and public policy institutes, as well as national and international development organizations.

He has designed efforts raising more than $20 billion in philanthropic support for leading nonprofit organizations and public-private partnership initiatives aiming to achieve economic, social and educational equality, eradicate polio, fight HIV, champion human rights, strengthen global security, and protect the environment.

Bob is Chair Emeritus of Human Rights Watch, Chairman of Poets House Board of Directors, former Chair of the City University of New York’s School Professional Studies Foundation, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Bob lives in Rye, New York with his wife Angela and their twins, Madeleine and Liam. His son Evan is a retired U.S. Army Captain and a special agent with the U.S. State Department Diplomatic Security Service.

select client partners

  • American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, New York, NY and Tel Aviv, IL
  • American Hospital, Paris, FR
  • Archdiocese of New York, New York, NY
  • Asia Society, New York, NY and Hong Kong, JP
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Atlanta, GA
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Brookings Institution, Washington D.C.
  • Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
  • City University of New York, NY
  • Habitat for Humanity International, Atlanta, GA
  • Harlem Children’s Zone, New York, NY
  • Human Rights Watch, New York, NY
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York, NY
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
  • NAACP Legal Defense Fund, New York, NY
  • National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, GA
  • National Public Radio, Washington, D.C.
  • New York Philharmonic, New York, NY
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
  • Oxford University, Oxford, UK
  • Rotary International (PolioPlus Campaign), Evanston, IL
  • Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, IE
  • Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington D.C.
  • Schwarzman Scholars, Tsinghua University, Beijing, CN
  • Tsinghua University (Schwarzman College), Beijing, CN
  • UNICEF, New York, NY and Geneva, CH
  • UNCF (United Negro College Fund), Washington, D.C.
  • Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
  • Wildlife Conservation Society (Bronx Zoo), New York, NY

Terence Curley is motivated to support and participate in causes that are founded upon a desire to effect positive change and growth for individuals, communities, and institutions. He gains immense satisfaction from collaborating with leadership, volunteers, and donors to exceed goals and forward missions.  He has worked closely with staff leadership on campaign management, advising on goal-setting and campaign activity, as well as coaching board and committee members on messaging and donor engagement.

Originally from Dobbs Ferry, NY, Terence now resides in Fair Lawn, NJ with his wife, Alison and their 9-year-old son, Jack and 7-year-old daughter, Sarah Jeanne. He is a graduate of Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx and the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. Terence is a member of the Pastoral Council at the Church of Saint Anne in Fair Lawn, NJ.

select client partners

  • Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, NY
  • Diocese of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT
  • Archdiocese of New York, New York, NY
  • Ellis Hospital Foundation, Schenectady, NY
  • Fordham Law School, New York, NY

Vann Ellen Mitchell, Senior Vice President, joined CCS in 2014 with a unique blend of experience in capital, endowment, and comprehensive campaigns, leadership gift fundraising, Case for Support development, grant writing, volunteer management, and prospect research. An expert in healthcare and higher-ed fundraising, Vann strives to bring high levels of innovation and creativity to her client partnerships to ensure a customized and unique strategies that accelerate activity in new ways.

Vann’s dedication to tailored client service is evident in her work through a recent major university campaign with targeted national donor strategy and messaging, her management of a team of ten staff across South Carolina raising $70,000,000+, and consistent awareness of client needs and the ability to pivot. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Vann developed and launched the S.E.C.U.R.E. Program that increased offertory by 254% in five (5) weeks. Over 2020 and 2021, this program was implemented in ten (10) total dioceses salvaging millions of dollars in offertory nationwide.

In addition to her work with CCS, Vann serves as an Advisory Board Member for Florida International University’s Business Women in Leadership Program, as well as an Alumni Board Member for Cary Academy in North Carolina.

Vann received her MA from Carnegie Mellon University and her BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She loves being outdoors, playing golf, and cheering on her UNC Tar Heels in college basketball. Vann and her husband, Matt, currently reside in Tampa, FL.

Select client partners

  • Broward Health (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
  • Catholic Diocese of Charleston (Charleston, SC)
  • Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Hagerstown Community College (Hagerstown, MD)
  • Howard University (Washington, DC)
  • National Museum of Bermuda
  • Roland Park Country School (Baltimore, MD)
  • Univ. of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center (La Plata, MD)
  • Univ. of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center (Towson, MD)
  • Woodruff Arts Center (Atlanta, GA)