Adam DesJardins

Program Officer


Adam DesJardins is a Program Officer for the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation, working with current and prospective arts and jazz education grantees to support a culturally vibrant Metro Detroit. He believes the arts are essential to creating transformational change, whether it be personal or structural. 

Adam brings over a decade of experience in arts administration and production, having worked at local and national arts nonprofits like UMS (University Musical Society), Detroit Puppet Company, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Prior to working at the Foundation, Adam served as director of programs for CultureSource, overseeing 10 grantmaking programs.

Adam earned a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Michigan with minors in French and Francophone Studies and Performing Arts Management. He runs This Month, a monthly newsletter of arts happenings in and around Detroit, and enjoys going to the library and hanging out with his grandparents.