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Adam Ruble – Monmouth

2022 Rotarian of the Year - Central Illinois

Road to Greatness

Adam Ruble, Monmouth ’15, first began his career as a fundraiser when he held the philanthropy chairman position at the Illinois Gamma Chapter of Phi Delta Theta at Monmouth College in Illinois. In this role, he raised several thousand dollars for ALS. Since graduating in 2015, he has raised more than $8.5M for higher education and other nonprofit organizations, both in the U.S. and abroad.

From 2017–19, Adam had a fellowship in Australia through CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education.), where he successfully launched Australia’s first giving day in the higher education segment. VP of the Alumni and Development Office at Queensland University of Technology Margo Powell, said, “Adam consistently displayed remarkable leadership and maturity to lead QUT to realize the most successful donor acquisition campaign in its history. His contributions to QUT and to the fundraising profession are extraordinary and inspiring.”

Now based in Normal, Illinois, Adam has a wide range of interests and responsibilities. Adam is the international development chairman for his local Rotary organization, he volunteers with many organizations, most recently organizing a tree planting, and he sings with the Sound of Illinois Chorus, an award-winning Barbershop Chorus. Adam also serves as chapter advisory board chairman for Illinois Gamma. In 2022, Adam was named Rotarian of the year for the Central Illinois district.

“I continue to strive towards Phi Delta Theta’s pillars of Friendship, Sound Learning, and Rectitude. As a student, Phi Delt opened my world to so many different possibilities and opportunities, and it’s clear how those experiences have shaped me into the person I am today.”