Jul. 032023

Ashley & Adam Gerry

Ashley Gerry is a Southwest Florida philanthropist, wife and mother who has made it her job to invest in our community. For more than 15 years, Ashley’s passion for bettering the lives of others has led her to champion some of the most successful nonprofits serving those most in need across Southwest Florida.

She generously gives her time and resources while encouraging others to join her in such worthy causes as Golisano Children’s Hospital, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (where she resides on the board) and the Community School of Naples, to name a few.  A graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in Fashion Marketing, Ashley is also a Commissioner on the Ethics Committee for the City of Naples.

Following the catastrophic loss of life and devastating impacts of Hurricane Ian in 2022, Ashley, among others, spearheaded the fundraising for the Boots on the Sand benefit concert to raise more than $1.5 million for victims. During a time of heartbreak and defeat, she and others pulled our community together for an evening of music and fellowship when Southwest Florida needed it most.

Ashley and Adam moved to Naples in 2003 and have been generous patrons of the Naples Winter Wine Festival since 2011.

Adam earned his B.S. degree from Rollins College, M.B.A. from Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins and his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law. He is currently Chairman and CEO of Granite Associates (single family office / investment firm), which invests across different asset classes (private equity, hedge funds, long only public equities, real estate funds as well as fixed income).

Adam serves on the board on the Frederick Gunn School, the Gerry Foundation and the Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center. He has been involved philanthropically with local organizations such as NCH, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Community School of Naples.

Adam’s “fun facts” include personal investments in DC United (Major League Soccer team in Washington, D.C.);Daylight Wine & Spirits (producer of several wine verities as well as whiskey) (https://www.daylightwineandspirits.com); and AXR Napa Valley (https://www.axrnapavalley.com).

In addition, he has enjoyed membership in the local chapter of La Confrérie de Chevaliers du Tastevin (French Burgundy group) and has been recently asked to be a part of its Executive Committee.

Ashley and Adam have five children ranging from 20 to 8 years of age.

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