Maxine Silent

Maxine Silent

Director of Individual Giving

Joined CSS: 2012


As CSS’ Director of Individual Giving, Maxine leads fundraising efforts to develop and grow relationships with individual donors of all levels. She sets the strategic direction of the individual giving program and oversees the organization’s special events.

With more than 12 years nonprofit experience, her professional background includes event planning, social media and online fundraising, and database management. Prior to joining CSS she led the fundraising efforts at Debra of America, a national organization representing people with the rare disease, Epidermolysis Bullosa. In addition, she managed the annual fund at Brooklyn Law School and worked in donor relations at the Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation. Maxine has an MPA from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at NYU and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics from Ithaca College.

“As a nonprofit professional, I am able to do work that is meaningful and has the capacity to change people’s lives. There is nothing more fulfilling than knowing what you do everyday makes a difference to someone…somewhere.”
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