Associate Dean of Advancement
A proud Carolina alumnus, Adam graduated in 2000 with majors in history and dramatic art. He began his development career in 2002 at Manhattan Theatre Club, where he worked on five annual fund campaigns and a capital campaign to restore Broadway's Biltmore Theater. He then moved to higher education fundraising in 2006 when he started work at American Friends of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Gerdts returned to Carolina in 2007 as director of Young Alumni Programs for Carolina Annual Fund within the University Development Office. He came to UNC Kenan-Flagler as a major gifts officer in 2008 and became the Executive Director of Development in 2010. In August 2014, Adam was named the Associate Dean of Advancement. Adam is excited to lead the Advancement team on behalf of the school.