Nannette currently serves as the Director of Philanthropy for the Adams Family Foundation. Over the course of her lifetime, Nannette has dedicated much of her time and attention to various non-profit organizations around the world. Covenant House has held a special place in her heart for its mission and efforts to help homeless youth. Nannette’s commitment to combatting youth homelessness is inspired by family history. Her grandfather found himself homeless at age 14, but because of the help of others was ultimately able to live a meaningful life as a husband, father, grandfather and successful businessman. As an adult, he dedicated himself to giving back to the homeless youth community by creating jobs and opportunities for the young adults in his neighborhood. For many years he used one of his restaurants in Brooklyn to hold community-based Holiday parties for underprivileged youth.
Nannette graduated from St. John’s University with a degree in Psychology. She went on to work at Dreyfus Service Corporation where she held a position in Human Resources focusing on an array of responsibilities with an emphasis on recruitment. After moving to Connecticut, she concentrated her efforts on raising her family, volunteering, and fundraising for various non-profit organizations in Connecticut and the Greater New York Area. She currently lives in Cheshire, Connecticut with her husband, Greg, and has two children, Will and Victoria.