Adam developed a passion for fundraising as an undergraduate and starting working in higher educational fundraising in the US right after graduating. He moved to Australia to expand his understanding of the field. In a previous role as Assistant Director of Outreach at Knox College in Illinois, Adam was part of a small team that developed Knox’s first Giving Day. This success, with Knox surpassing its 2,000 donor goal, made it evident to Adam that Giving Day’s engage donors that have been impossible to reach. At QUT, Adam used this experience to inform the plan for QUT’s inaugural Giving Day. This campaign far exceeded the original goal of 500 donors, actually quadrupling this original benchmark, and securing more than $1.6M for vital QUT programs.
Adam came to Australia through the CASE Graduate Trainee Program and has benefited from mentorship and training as a member of the inaugural cohort. He credits his passion for higher education fundraising to his undergraduate experience and the many scholarships that he received to make his education possible. Adam has experience in student affairs, employee management, communication, and TESOL education.