Adelaida Delgado Palm B’80, Parent’12

London, United Kingdom

John Carroll Award


Adelaida “Addie” Delgado Palm is an international businesswoman who has exhibited leadership in the Georgetown alumni community for 20 years.

 Born in Cuba and raised in the United States, Palm entered Georgetown at age 16. Upon graduating from the McDonough School of Business in 1980, she worked for Chase Manhattan Bank, followed by Citibank’s International Private Banking Group. She then leveraged these relationships to sell prime New York real estate for The Corcoran Group, where she ranked among the top four producers.

 After moving to the United Kingdom, Palm helped re-launch the Alumni Club of the United Kingdom in 2005 and has co-chaired it ever since. In 2013, she co-chaired John Carroll Weekend London, organizing 140 activities for 1,400 alumni. With the Middle Eastern and European campaign committees, Palm co-organized Georgetown’s partnership launch event with King’s College in 2016. Recently, she was a key leader in starting the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. Palm has served on Georgetown’s Board of Regents, the executive committee of the City Alliance, and the Board of Advisors for the Jan Karski Educational Foundation.

 She is married to Gunnar Palm. They have two children: Ian (C’12) and Anders. In 2015, Palm climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and Mt. Ausangate in Peru.