"Wisdom isn’t about accumulating more facts, it’s about understanding big truths in a deeper way." -Melinda Gates

Senior Vice President, People & Projects

Judy Gadiel

New Buffalo, MI

As Senior Vice President of People & Projects, Judy is deeply grateful for the honor of guiding and supporting Evolve’s consultants, offering insight, possibility and strategic counsel to fundraising projects, and leading the Evolve team in alignment with its core values. Her favorite projects involve board governance and campaign development with passionate, dedicated leadership serving the greater good.

In nearly 30 years in the nonprofit space, including a dozen as a consultant, Judy has worked with 60+ organizations, learning how they operate, witnessing challenges and growth, and experiencing the transformative power that comes with access to knowledge, skills and resources. She strives each day to show up as the best version of herself, building trusting relationships from which anything is possible.


Fundraising, Training, Operations

Recent clients

  • Access to Care
  • Gann Academy
  • Gordon JCC, Nashville
  • Hebrew Theological College
  • The Collaboratory: A Center for Jewish Education at The George Washington University
  • The Harold E Eisenberg Foundation
  • Trinity Irish Dance Company
  • URJ Crane Lake Camp
  • UpStart


Master of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago

Master of Science in Human Services Administration, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies 

Bachelor of Science in Social Work, University of Wisconsin, Madison


Judy enjoys drinking tea, making vision boards and walking in the woods.