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

Senior Vice President, Client Services

Judy Gadiel

New Buffalo, MI

Judy boasts over 30 years of nonprofit expertise alongside a decade as a leading fundraising consultant. With a track record spanning nearly a hundred diverse organizations, Judy is known for her ability to fortify fundraising efforts and drive organizational growth. Clients appreciate her authenticity and ability to craft innovative solutions to complex challenges. Judy's portfolio showcases her mastery in orchestrating successful eight-figure capital and endowment campaigns, including a capital initiative for a youth circus organization and a transformative campaign for a prominent JCC in Nashville. At Evolve, Judy leads the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice committee, infusing every project with a collaborative spirit and a focus on social justice.

Prior to her fundraising career, Judy's roles as a teacher, counselor, and caseworker provided her with an understanding of nonprofit intricacies and the vital role of a strong partnership between program and development teams. Beyond her professional endeavors, Judy actively serves as a board member for Neighbor by Neighbor, a Michigan nonprofit, and as a trustee for the Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, embodying her dedication to community upliftment and lasting change.

Team(s)

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

Education

  • 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

Interests

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