CCS Announces Changes to Executive Management Team

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Robert Kissane has been named chairman of CCS as Jon Kane joins the firm as president and member of the board of directors.

CCS, a global leader in strategic fundraising, today announced that Robert Kissane has been named chairman of the board of directors and that Jon Kane has joined CCS as president and member of the board of directors. Both appointments are aimed at guiding the firm’s direction in 2016 and beyond, and are effective immediately.

“CCS is an outstanding organization with incredibly dedicated and talented employees. I’m both privileged and excited to lead the team and work closely with the board as we enter into the next phase of innovation and growth,” said newly appointed President Jon Kane. “Bob’s exceptional leadership is only surpassed by his passion for helping our clients realize their vision. He will continue to be an invaluable resource as chairman.”

Bob Kissane said, “As chairman I look forward to working even more closely with the firm’s clients and supporting Jon in his new role as president.” Kissane continued, “Jon is a strong and experienced executive, whose business acumen and long-sighted leadership will be instrumental to CCS realizing its strategic goals.”

Kissane, who joined CCS in 1979 and has been a partner of the firm for nearly 30 years, is taking on a broad portfolio of responsibilities that reflect his deep understanding of the firm and philanthropy. As chairman, he will engage with the rest of the board on strategic issues, campaign innovation and thought leadership, and will continue to cultivate and guide many of the firm’s valuable relationships.

Jon Kane is a seasoned executive who joins CCS with over 25 years of broad-reaching business, management and strategic consulting experience. He will assume leadership of the firm, including strategic and long-term planning, as well as day-to-day management of CCS. Jon’s career began at McKinsey & Company and has included time at Goldman Sachs and Warburg Pincus, as well as many years advising companies in the private sector. He has been a trusted advisor to CCS for nearly four years and has worked closely with its board on a range of important operational and strategic matters. Through his philanthropic involvements, Jon has likewise been a client of CCS.

About CCS
Established in 1947, CCS is a strategic fundraising firm that partners with nonprofits to raise funds today and strengthen organizations for the future. With a perspective and presence that spans philanthropic sectors and the globe, CCS works closely with clients to effectively plan, manage, and implement programs that achieve fundraising goals and mission impact. Members of the CCS team are experts in strategic planning, research, development, planned giving, and on-the-ground campaign support. Headquartered in New York, the firm has over 250 professionals and 12 offices throughout the United States and Europe. Learn more at

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