Lutheran Indian Ministries Welcomes New Director of Development, Tim Young Eagle

We are pleased to welcome Tim Young Eagle to our Lutheran Indian Ministries staff as Director of Development. Tim Young Eagle, CFRE was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is an American Indian of Pawnee descent.

Tim Young Eagle casual
Tim Young Eagle casual

Throughout his career, Tim has been a successful leader with a distinguished record of accomplishment in fundraising, sales, marketing, and leadership that spanned more than 35 years.

Most recently, Tim served as the Senior Principal Gifts Officer for the Lutheran High School Association of Greater Milwaukee Foundation (LHSAGM Foundation). He previously served as National Director of Development for Bethesda Lutheran Communities. Before his time at Bethesda, Tim was the Executive Vice President of Mission Advancement for the Lutheran High School Association of Greater Milwaukee. In April of 2013, he also became the first “home grown” leader of the Association (he is a 1973 graduate of Milwaukee Lutheran High School) and was the first minority to hold the position of Chief Executive Officer when he accepted the challenge to serve as LHSAGM’s Interim CEO in addition to his duties as Executive Vice President of Mission Advancement.

By the grace of God, through the generosity of alumni, donors and friends, and the passionate efforts of talented fundraising professionals, Tim Young Eagle’s Mission Advancement teams have been blessed to raise and collect more than $30 million for organizations under his leadership. Tim also oversaw the creation of the LHSAGM Foundation during his time at the Association.

Tim earned his designation as a Certified Fund Raising Professional (CFRE) in 2014. He also holds a Certificate in Fund Raising Leadership from Indiana University’s Lilly School of Philanthropy.

In addition to his work in fundraising, Tim is a professionally trained workshop facilitator for The Leadership Challenge, The Student Leadership Challenge, and Team Emotional and Social Intelligence.

He is the author of "The Dream Catcher: A Father and Son Story," a work of Christian fiction published by Author House in 2003.

Tim received his Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

He is the current chairman of the board of the Lutheran Urban Mission Initiative (LUMIN), and a former board member of the Lutheran Indian Ministries (LIM), the Lutheran High School Association of Greater Milwaukee (LHSAGM) and the National Christian Foundation (NCF).