In his role as Director, Adam works with Orr Group’s nonprofit partners to develop, implement, and execute innovative fundraising strategies to reach their goals, from securing major gifts to increasing foundation, corporate, and campaign-specific support.
Adam joined Orr Group in July 2021, having previously worked for several nonprofit organizations in roles focused on strategy, fundraising, programming, and capital campaign management. Prior to Orr Group, Adam served as Director of Individual Giving and Special Projects at Hudson River Park Friends, the philanthropic partner of the Hudson River Park Trust. In that role, Adam oversaw growth of the Park’s annual fund, secured new and increased multi-year support from its major donors, and directed the organization’s capital and membership campaigns.
He has lectured on the impacts and challenges of realizing and funding public projects at the Stern School of Business and Steinhardt School of Education (NYU), the Hite Art Institute (University of Louisville), and elsewhere. Adam has also participated in numerous panel discussions and symposia, including sessions hosted by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. He and his work have been featured in publications such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Robb Report, and the New York Observer, among others. Adam is the co-author of Object Impermanence: Ethics, Endowments, and Deaccessioning (MuseumsEtc., April 2021).
- M.A., History of Art and Archaeology, The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
- B.A., Music, University of California at Santa Barbara
When I’m not working, I’m…
Throwing a tennis ball endlessly for my Lagotto Romagnolo, Olive, and looking forward to my next (overly competitive) game of Scrabble.