Speaker Bios – National Philanthropy Day

Lindsay Marciniak
Senior Vice President
CCS Fundraising

Lindsay brings more than 13 years of experience working with non-profit organizations on fundraising, project management, marketing, and communications. Lindsay’s areas of expertise include major gifts, developing fundraising and marketing strategies, annual fund efforts, and managing comprehensive volunteer structures.

As a senior executive of the firm, Lindsay supervises and mentors team members within the Midwest and Central United States. She also regularly presents on fundraising topics to clients, board members, and development professionals across the country and has guest lectured at many non-profit management courses. Lindsay serves on the Board of Directors for the Cleveland Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

During her tenure at CCS, Lindsay worked as the Campaign Director for The Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland’s $35 million capital campaign, which is one of the largest projects in the Cleveland organization’s history. She also served as the Campaign Director for Kiwanis International’s $110 million worldwide campaign, a partnership with UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. In this capacity, Lindsay managed a 14-member staff team and coordinated a worldwide volunteer team of 6,000 campaign leaders.

Before joining CCS, Lindsay 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.

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

Ann Garson
Assistant Vice President of Funds and Foundations
Jewish Federation of Cleveland

Ann Garson has been with the Jewish Federation of Cleveland for 12 years and is Assistant Vice President of Funds and Foundations. A lawyer by training, she facilitates the grant making of family foundations, working with them to engage multiple generations and fulfill their philanthropic goals. She manages grant requests from both the Jewish and general communities that are submitted for consideration to the 50+ supporting foundations affiliated with the Federation. Ann also staffs the Endowment Fund Committee of the Federation which makes grants supporting the needs of Cleveland’s Jewish and general community. Her passions include, running, horseback riding, reading and making the world a better place.