Gatton Connect

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

6:00 pm


Sponsored by:
Gatton College of Business and Economics - Diversity Committee

The Complexities of Addressing Structural Inequalities in Communities with Timothy Johnson - CEO of the United Way of the Bluegrass.

Timothy Johnson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of the Bluegrass where he leads a nearly century-old, philanthropic organization charged with delivering impact throughout Central Kentucky. Previously, he served as Chief Strategy and Impact Officer at United Way of the National Capital Area where he oversaw the organization’s marketing and communications, grant making, fee-for-service program management, community engagement work, volunteerism, capacity building, public policy and over $15M in programmatic investments across Maryland, Northern Virginia, the Virginia Piedmont region and the District of Columbia. Timothy is a philanthropist who has dedicated his career to eradicating poverty and promoting equity and diversity. He has served in a number of leadership roles at United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, United Way of New York City and the Robin Hood Foundation, a New York City-based organization focused on supporting vital services that give New York’s neediest citizens the tools they need to build better lives.

Timothy’s passion is to improve conditions in low-income communities believing that with the appropriate tools, peoples can achieve their full potential and thrive. Timothy was recognized as one of North Carolina Central University’s 40 under 40 alum. He is also a graduate of Public Private Venture’s Workforce Leaders Academy, a recipient of Harlem YMCA's National Black Achiever in Industry award, Community In Schools Nation’s Capital Partner of the Year award, and was one of the recipients of the 2019 Washington Business Journal’s Minority Business Leaders award. He is a member of Leadership Prince George’s and Leadership Greater Washington.

He holds a BS in Biology from North Carolina Central University and a MS in Nonprofit Management from Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy in New York City. He serves on the board of directors of City Year DC, Leadership Prince George’s, and KBS Foundation Limited. Timothy resides in Lexington, Kentucky with his lovely wife Opa. He serves his community as a proud Prince Hall Freemason, Shriner and life member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Gatton Connect is a monthly opportunity to bring the entire Gatton community together for interactive workshops, cultural experiences, hands-on learning activities and dynamic presentations. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
6:00 pm – 6:55 pm
Students, Faculty / Staff