Speaker Bios – Annual Meeting

CFRE ACFRE Discussion Presenters:


Carol L. Carbary, ACFRE

Carol L. Carbary, ACFRE, has more than twenty years of development and fundraising experience at institutions such as Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), University Hospitals of Cleveland, Kent State University, Cleveland State University, and Cleveland Clinic. She was Vice President of Advancement at Notre Dame College and President and CEO of the Foundation at North Central State College. Carol joined Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio in October, 2015 as Director of Development.

In 2015, Carol earned the prestigious ACFRE (Advanced Certificate of Fund Raising Executive), held by only 107 people worldwide. She has a BA in Math/Physics from Wells College (NY), BS in Biomedical Engineering from CWRU, and an MBA from Kent State University. Carol has been quite involved with the Association of Fundraising Professionals and served nine years on the board of the Cleveland Chapter, including two as President.

Carol’s expertise include leadership, fundraising ethics, strategic planning and goal setting, team-building, prospect management, donor appreciation, major gifts, annual giving, and campaigns.

Carol was born and raised in central New York State but has lived in Northeast Ohio for more than 20 years.

lesley-professional-headshotLesley Hoover, CFRE

Lesley Hoover, CFRE, is Capital Campaign Director for Bellefaire JCB, a nearly 150 year-old child welfare agency in Shaker Heights. Mother of twin girls, reader of books and regular at the Cleveland Flea. Fundraiser, strategic thinker and builder of relationships. Initial certification in 2010. Master’s degree in Public Affairs & Nonprofit Management from Indiana University, Bloomington.



ccs-new-logoEstablished  in  1947,  CCS  is  a  strategic  fundraising  firm  that partners  with  non-profits  for  transformational  change,  raising funds today and strengthening organizations for the future. With a perspective and presence that span 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. CCS is privileged to have partnered with organizations throughout Cleveland and Ohio for more than 50 years, raising more than $2.1 billion across all sectors.

Major Gift Fundraising: From a Donor’s Perspective Presenters:


Raymond M. Murphy

Ray Murphy is a Principal of JTM Company, a family investment office. He also serves as a minority owner of the Lake County Captains, a Class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. He is a part owner of Adcom, a full-service Cleveland marketing services firm. Previously, Mr. Murphy was the co-owner, director, and national sales manager for the Murphy-Phoenix Company, the family-owned maker of Murphy’s Oil Soap.

Following the company’s sale to Colgate-Palmolive in 1991, Mr. Murphy deepened his community engagement. He currently serves on the Catholic Community Foundation Board of Directors, an organization of which he was the former Chair. He is a Life Member and former Chair of The Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland Advisory Board, and a former Chair and member of the Board of Directors for Boys Hope Girls Hope of Northeast Ohio. He is also a Trustee of the Murphy Family Foundation.

Mr. Murphy received an honorary bachelor’s of arts degree from Providence College in Rhode Island. He is a resident of Cleveland Heights and married to his wife of 40 years, Katie. They have two grown children and two grandchildren.


Lindsay Marciniak

Lindsay Marciniak brings 12 years of experience working with non-profit organizations on fundraising, project management, marketing, and communications. Ms. Marciniak’s areas of expertise include developing fundraising and marketing strategies, annual fund efforts, and managing comprehensive volunteer structures. Most recently, Ms. Marciniak partnered with The Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland on their $35 million capital campaign.

Previously, she led Kiwanis International’s $110 million worldwide campaign, overseeing a staff team at Kiwanis and coordinating a worldwide team of 6,000 campaign leaders. Other clients with which Ms. Marciniak has worked include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cleveland, and Feeding America in Chicago, Illinois.

Prior to joining CCS, Ms. Marciniak worked at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management as the Assistant Director of Annual Giving. She also served as a fundraiser at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Deborah’s Place in Chicago, Illinois.

Ms. Marciniak earned a Master of Public Affairs with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management form the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with honors from John Carroll University.


Peter Hoskow

Peter Hoskow is in his 17th year with CCS and oversees the company’s Central United States operations out of Chicago. He has partnered with non-profit organizations on fundraising goals ranging from $1 million to $3 billion to raise upward of $5 billion for across all sectors including education, health, arts and culture, social service, faith based, national advocacy organizations, and professional associations. Peter’s extensive experience includes development strategic planning, lead and principal gift programs, capital campaign planning and management, endowment fundraising, foundation and corporate giving, grassroots fundraising strategies, board development and engagement, analytics and data utilization.

Peter has provided thought leadership and partnership to a plethora of well-recognized non-profit brands in Chicago, including Feeding America, University of Chicago, Rotary International, Loyola University, and YMCA of the USA. Further away, he has worked with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, University of California at San Francisco, The University of Texas at Austin, and Crocker Art Museum. Peter is currently providing leadership to the Archdiocese of Chicago’s capital campaign – the largest ever conducted in North America.

In his role as Principal and Managing Director, Peter serves on the firm’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Peter is a graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee and an active Marquette alum. He resides with his wife Sarah and daughters Nel and Polly in Chicago.