Adam Wilhelm

Vice President

“I have driven success in over 25 campaigns across more than 60 engagements. This success comes from a partnership with my clients, focused on raising gifts that move the needle, and building the staffing and systems to support those efforts.”

Recent Clients Served

  • Ball State University
  • College of Saint Benedict
  • Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • John Burroughs School
  • Latin School of Chicago
  • Marquette University
  • Northwestern Memorial Foundation
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Areas of Expertise 

Healthcare, Education, Principal and Major Gift Fundraising, Campaign Management, Fundraising Strategy

About Adam Wilhelm

A hands-on collaborator, Adam Wilhelm engages organizational leadership and volunteers and translates their visions into implementable activities for fundraising staff. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated consummate skill in a variety of areas, including:

  • Helping articulate the value of organizational investment in philanthropy
  • Helping clients secure transformational gifts in support of their missions 
  • Increasing efficiencies across fundraising operations 
  • Effectively engaging volunteers in active fundraising roles
  • Developing results-focused donor engagement strategies

In addition to leading fundraising assessments, campaign studies and providing strategic counsel, Adam has held a number of interim leadership roles, including chief development officer, vice president, and campaign director, in advancement departments at hospitals, colleges and independent schools. Adam is a thought leader in the healthcare sector, and writes frequently on matters such as grateful patient programs and engaging physicians in philanthropy. He is also a guest speaker at events throughout the country. Adam joined Campbell & Company from the Lutheran School of Theology (Chicago).