Interlochen Welcomes New Vice President for Advancement

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INTERLOCHEN, Mich., July 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Interlochen Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Timothy J. Dougherty as the new Vice President of Advancement. He begins his new role at Interlochen in June 2013.

"Tim is an accomplished fund-raising executive whose experiences and values fit perfectly with our history, our needs and our future," said Jeffrey Kimpton, president of Interlochen Center for the Arts. "He has a track 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."

Dougherty comes to Interlochen from the United World College in New Mexico (UWC-USA) where he served as vice president for advancement since 2009, leading fund-raising, alumni-relations, marketing and communications efforts for the two-year secondary school that uses the international baccalaureate curriculum. The UWC movement includes a dozen schools around the world that are grounded in the philosophies of German educationalist Kurt Hahn, the well-known founder of Outward Bound, who was convinced that education could inspire the deepest qualities of character and compassion and sought to promote peace and international understanding by bringing young people from all over the world to live and learn together.

"I am thrilled to be joining the leadership team at Interlochen Center for the Arts," said Dougherty. "I look forward to working with faculty, staff, trustees, alumni and friends to build on Interlochen's success in fundraising and to more fully tap the power of philanthropy for the institution."

During his career, Dougherty has helped several organizations connect with their supporters including Cornell University, Habitat for Humanity International in Africa and the Middle East, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in human development from Cornell University, and a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

Interlochen Center for the Arts is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the only organization in the world that brings together: a 2,500-student summer camp program; a 500-student fine arts boarding high school; opportunities for hundreds of adults to engage in fulfilling artistic and creative programs; two 24-hour listener-supported public radio stations (classical music and news); more than 600 arts presentations annually by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists; a global alumni base spanning eight decades, including leaders in the arts and all other endeavors. For information, visit Interlochen online at www.interlochen.org.

CONTACT: Chris Hintz Interlochen Center for the Arts 231-276-7608 hintzcr@interlochen.org

Source: Interlochen Center For Arts