Richard L. Gerig, M.Ed., Principal

Rich came to Advancement Associates after a long career at Goshen College where, among other positions, he was director of advancement. Combining graduate study (Arizona State University) with 40 years of experience, Rich is a unique resource in institutional advancement.

Richard L. Gerig, M.Ed., PrincipalRich played the central role in conceptualizing, executing and implementing the Gideon Project, a large-scale study of attitudes about Mennonite higher education. Recently he partnered with AAI colleague Mike Wiese on a similar study for the Church of God Anderson and its four endorsed colleges and universities .

Rich has presented workshops for conferences sponsored by Mennonite Health Services Alliance, Evangelical Lutheran Education Association, the Mennonite Foundation, and the Philanthropy Network of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA).

Rich specializes in visioning, enrollment, and campaigns and development.

Rich lives in Phoenix and can be reached at