Adam Wilhelm

Senior Vice President

Every dollar raised and every goal met positively impacts the world. It's a privilege to work with organizations, donors and teams who are creating positive change through philanthropy.

Recent Clients Served

  • Advocate Aurora Health Foundations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Ball State University
  • Carle Health
  • Cedars-Sinai
  • Christ Church Episcopal School 
  • College of Saint Benedict
  • Columbia University


  • Drew University
  • Evans Scholars Foundation
  • The First Tee
  • Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Hollins University
  • John Burroughs School
  • Latin School of Chicago
  • Lawrence University


  • Marquette University
  • Northwestern Memorial Foundation
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • Sarasota Memorial Health Foundation
  • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • ThedaCare Family of Foundations
  • Vitalant Foundation

Areas of Expertise

Campaign planning and management, strategic fundraising planning, principal and major gift strategy and management, interim management

About Adam Wilhelm

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

  • Developing and executing effective fundraising plans
  • Helping clients secure transformational gifts in support of their missions 
  • Increasing efficiencies across development operations 
  • Helping articulate the value of philanthropy to an organization’s work 

In addition to leading fundraising assessments, campaign planning 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 universities, professional associations and independent schools.

Adam is also a co-founder and product owner of Campbell & Company’s fundraising planning software, Beam Insights.

Adam is a proud graduate of Brooklyn Tech High School and holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College with a double major in English and American Racial and Multi-Cultural Studies. He currently serves as an inaugural member of the Development Advisory Committee of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.