Alison Gerardot, Chief Impact Officer, joined the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne in February 2017. She is responsible for collaborating with individuals on their philanthropy, connecting nonprofits to strategic funding opportunities, developing and implementing strategies for systemic community impact, and helping elevate philanthropy throughout the community. In 2020, Alison Gerardot helped to launch the first Women’s Fund of Greater Fort Wayne held at the Community Foundation.
Alison has her BA in English from Indiana University and her Certificate in Fundraising Management from the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Alison has an extensive nonprofit background, through social work, arts nonprofit administration, and education. In 2016, she was honored as a Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly “Forty Under 40” recipient, in 2019 she became a Leadership Fort Wayne graduate, and in 2020 she was named one of Fort Wayne Magazine’s “People of the Year” for her work in helping to establish the Women’s Fund. In 2022, Alison was named a “Champion of Change” and was honored with an award from the local chamber, Greater Fort Wayne, Inc. for her mentorship of young women throughout the community and her work in establishing the Women’s Fund. She is a 2022 graduate of the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance Mutz Leadership Institute and a 2023 graduate of CFLeads Executive Leadership Institute for Vice Presidents. Alison currently volunteers on the school board of her children’s school.
Alison currently lives on the south side of Fort Wayne with her wonderful husband, two kids and adorable dog Theo! She loves visiting the farmer’s market on Saturday morning during the summers and spending the rest of her free time with friends and family.
- Chief Impact Officer
- Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne
- Communicating About Wealth | Family Philanthropy | Fundraising and Donor Engagement | Strategic Grantmaking | Women and Giving
- Fort Wayne
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