Adrian Aldrich

Vice President for Institutional Advancement


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Adrian Aldrich was named Vice President for Institutional Advancement in 2022 and oversees the College’s annual, major, and planned gift fundraising efforts, alumni and parent relations, and corporate partnerships. As Vice President, Adrian sits on the President’s Council and Cabinet.

During Adrian’s 18 years at the College, he has served as Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Executive Director of Development and Alumni Affairs, and Director of Alumni Affairs. He was instrumental in launching and successfully completing the $150 million Brilliant Future Campaign, the College’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign. Additionally, he collaborated with colleagues to help guide the College to a record-breaking “Day of Giving” in 2023, raising more than $600,000 to benefit North Central College students. 

A member of the North Central College Class of 2002, Adrian was a two-term student body president, member of three National Championship Cross Country and Track & Field teams, served four years on the Liaison Committee to the North Central College Board of Trustees, and was Chippy the College’s mascot for the 2000-2001 academic year. Adrian is a Cardinal, through and through.

A native of Kalamazoo, MI, Adrian met his wife Jacqueline Milbratz ’03 Aldrich during their time as students. Jacqueline is a founding partner of a Naperville law firm, and they have two children, a 17-year-old son and a 15-year-old daughter, who both attend Naperville Central High School. In addition to his undergraduate degree in psychology from North Central, Adrian earned a master’s degree in Education from Grand Valley State University in 2004.

As a Naperville resident, Adrian has been involved in the Naperville Jaycees, serves on the Diocese of Joliet Development Advisory Committee, and served on the St. Scholastica Parish School Board in Woodridge (IL). He is currently serving as Chair of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.