February 6, 2023 – The entire BNP Philanthropic Performance team is delighted to welcome a new strategic advisor, Dr. Timothy B. “Tim” Brown. With an international pedigree in philanthropy, Tim brings his extensive experience in university management as well as his knowledge and mastery of strategy in international philanthropy to BNP’s evolving roster of expert talent.
A seasoned consultant from the education sector
Tim earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA’79) at Empire State College (SUNY), a Master’s degree in East and Southeast Asian International Relations (MA’82) from the American University in Washington DC and a Doctorate (EdD’91) in Administration Planning and Social Policy from the Faculty of Education of Harvard University. From 1991 to 1997 Tim served as Special Assistant to the President at the University of Hartford focusing on international programs. At the University of Maryland, College Park from 1997 to 2000 he established the university’s first international major gift program with a focus on East Asia.
From 2000 to 2002, Tim held the position of Director of Development at the Faculty of Medicine of the American University in Beirut and from 2004 – 2009 was Director of Development at The Hopkins-Nanjing Center in China. Finally, from 2009 to 2020, serving in the office of Alumni Affairs and Development he directed Asian fundraising at Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. During his tenure at Harvard, he helped raise over $3.2 billion for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences as part of the University’s comprehensive capital campaign that raised $9.6 billion.
A multicultural and interpersonal strategic vision
With broad experience working in North America, the Middle East, the Asia Pacific, and Europe, Tim offers a unique perspective to successful institutional fundraising cultivating diverse stakeholders across cultural and political boundaries. The culmination of his skills makes Tim an indispensable resource and a true talent in client development at BNP Philanthropic Performance. Christian Bolduc, Chairman and CEO of BNP Philanthropic Performance and BNP Goldie Canada, explains: “We welcome Timothy, our new talent, who completes the BNP team of advisors. With his extensive multicultural and international experience in the philanthropic sector, he will help us maintain and expand our pan-Canadian development to support even more organizations with their philanthropic strategy needs, particularly in the education sector. Over the past few months, we have continued to expand our team in order to be able to help and serve even more organizations across the country. Our desire to grow and support even more organizations is a priority for BNP, which is why we make it a point of honor to surround ourselves with passionate, motivated and inspired talent and experts”.