Gabriella Gerhardt Joins Habitat for Humanity of Dane County as Vice President of Development

Habitat for Humanity of Dane County is delighted to announce Fitchburg resident Gabriella Gerhardt has joined its team as vice president of development. Her work will further strengthen the strong community ties Habitat for Humanity has in Dane County and embody the organization’s mission of bringing people together through affordable and long-lasting housing solutions.
Gerhardt comes to Habitat with more than seven years of experience in nonprofit development, playing vital roles at both the Morgridge Institute for Research and the Madison Children’s Museum. She loves learning what donors are passionate about and helping them make the world a better place.
For Gerhardt, building and growing community connections is a big part of her life. She currently serves as an alder on the Fitchburg City Council where she is a strong advocate for affordable housing and housing availability.
Serving on Habitat’s leadership team, Gerhardt will use her time, talent, and unique expertise to partner with individuals and organizations throughout Dane County. She will connect donors’ philanthropic goals with Habitat’s mission, which includes a long history of helping families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Additionally, she’ll be directly involved in scaling up Habitat’s homebuilding, home repair, and financial capability training programs.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Gabriella to the Habitat family,” Habitat CEO Hilary Parker said. “She is truly committed to helping Dane County families gain access to affordable housing.”
In addition, Habitat is thrilled to have a Guinness World Record holder on staff for the first time ever! Gerhardt holds the largest collection of four-leaf clovers with 118,791. She appears on page 53 of the 2022 Guinness World Records book for finding 451 four-leaf clovers in one hour.
Organizations interested in working with Gerhardt on employee engagement or partnership opportunities can contact her at or 608.255.1549, ext. 121.