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Adam Wilhelm

Senior Vice President LinkedIn

“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.”

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.

Areas of Expertise

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

Recent Clients Served

  • Advocate Aurora Health Foundations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Carle Health
  • Cedars-Sinai
  • CentraCare
  • Christ Church Episcopal School
  • College of Saint Benedict & Saint John’s University
  • 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
  • Macalester College
  • Marquette University
  • New York Presbyterian
  • Northwestern Memorial Foundation
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • Sarasota Memorial Health Foundation
  • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • ThedaCare Family of Foundations
  • Vitalant Foundation
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