40 Under 40

Adam Miller

CCS Fundraising
Philadelphia, PA

Why is a 40 under 40 winner

  •  At Nationwide Children's Hospital, Adam helped design, implement, and manage a $350+ million fundraising campaign from origination to conclusion, which included the receipt of a landmark $50 million gift for a behavioral health pavilion.
  • Adam's commitment to healthcare philanthropy is evident in his varied advisory and leadership roles at many healthcare institutions across the country including Allegheny Health Network, Baylor College of Medicine, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Nemours Children’s Health System, Ronald McDonald House of Pittsburgh and Morgantown, and Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation.
  • Adam has been chosen for several corporate-wide leadership roles at CCS. Currently, he serves as Coordinator for the CCS Medical Sector Community, sits on the CCS Healthcare Practice Group, serves as a CCS Learning Facilitator, and is a member of the Executive Learning Institute.   

Q & A

1. How did you get into healthcare philanthropy?

I started working with a fundraising consulting firm, and my first project was with a children's hospital.

2. Why did you choose to make healthcare philanthropy your career?

Healthcare philanthropy provides an opportunity to make a meaningful impact at all levels—from helping ensure someone receives wonderful care to advancing world-changing research.

3. Tell us about a pivot point or crucial step in your career journey.

Working with nonprofit and fundraising leaders on a daily basis gave me the mentorship, insight, experience, and confidence needed to start my own leadership journey.

4. What was your first job, and what is something it taught you?

I was a soccer referee for elementary school children. I realized that kids are amazing and that parents will do anything to see their children succeed, even yell at a teenage referee!

5. What are your future aspirations?
I want to continue working with nonprofit organizations across the globe at the highest levels and make a meaningful difference in the world.

Fun Fact:

I grew up playing musical instruments.