Vice President, Advancement
Tim Dougherty joined Interlochen in June of 2013 and brings with him a successful record of innovation and achievement in diverse mission-driven non-profit organizations, higher education, and the independent school world--in the U.S. and internationally.
Tim came to us from United World College-USA (UWC), an international secondary school with 200 students from 80 countries whose mission is to use education as a force for peace and a sustainable future. As Vice President for Advancement since 2009, Tim was responsible for alumni-relations, fundraising, marketing, and communications efforts. Under Tim's leadership, the school secured it's first eight major gifts from alumni and doubled alumni participation in giving to 33%. Tim also served as an on-site consultant to UWC Schools in Bosnia, Swaziland, Italy, Costa Rica, and Hong Kong.
Prior to joining UWC, Tim served as Assistant Dean for the College of Engineering at Cornell University. Tim led advancement efforts for the College and lead a team of 16 major-gift officers raising funds for the college as part of Cornell's $4 billion campaign.
Earlier in Tim's career, he served as Director of Development for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and Director of Resource Development and Communications for Habitat for Humanity in Africa and the Middle East.
Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in human development from Cornell University, and a Masters of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
Tim and his wife Katharine, an education researcher and administrator, have three children, one of which is an Interlochen Arts Academy alumna. Tim is a trained mediator having taken coursework at Cornell and at the University of New Mexico, and served as a volunteer mediator at the Albuquerque Metro Court. He has presented at major conferences of the profession. Tim was a competitive swimmer at Cornell, enjoys outdoor sports, particularly road cycling, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and hiking, and is an avid reader of current events and politics.