Adam Wilhelm

Vice President

I have driven success in over 50 campaigns across more than 100 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

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Ball State University
  • Drew University
  • College of Saint Benedict
  • Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • John Burroughs School
  • Latin School of Chicago
  • Lawrence University
  • Marquette University
  • Northwestern Memorial Foundation
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Sarasota Memorial Health Foundation

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 boards 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
  • Leveraging data to inform donor engagement
  • Increasing efficiencies across fundraising operations
  • Effectively engaging volunteers in active fundraising roles

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. He has also written about interim management. Adam is a thought leader in the healthcare and education sectors and frequently shares his insights on matters such as grateful patient programs, principal gifts, and endowment campaigns. In addition, he is a guest speaker at events throughout the country. Adam joined Campbell & Company from the Lutheran School of Theology (Chicago).