Timothy J. Willard has 37 years of experience in the fund raising and development field. He is the immediate past president of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals (AFP), St. Louis Chapter and is past board member and treasurer for the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), District VI. He has worked with staff and donors in efforts that have raised over $120 million in five separate educational institutions.
Working in secondary and higher education for 46 years has enabled Willard to see how education changes lives, demonstrating how valuable an education can be for an individual and for society. Willard received a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a master's in English and language arts teacher education from the University of Colorado at Denver. He is also a certified fund raising executive (CFRE).