Andrew Gaerte is the Associate Vice President, Giving Strategies at the Community Foundation. In this role, Andrew has overall operational responsibility for the Community Foundation’s Giving Strategies team and its efforts to build the client base and provide excellent service.
Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Andrew worked as the Regional Director of Development for Houghton College in Houghton, N.Y. In this position, he oversaw alumni and foundation development and fundraising for the Northeast region which included Western New York, New England and New York City. Previously, he served as the Education Manager for the Fort Pitt Museum in Pittsburgh, P.A., where he oversaw the establishment of the museum’s education department.
Andrew received his B.A. in History from Houghton College and his M.A. in Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program at SUNY Oneonta. He is a board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Western New York Chapter and serves on the Leave A Legacy Steering Committee. He is also a communications committee member for AdNet, a networking and personal development resource for community foundation professionals serving in fund development, philanthropic advising and donor services roles.