Timothy P. Knight

Timothy P. Knight

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Board of Regents

Birthplace: Flint, Michigan

Where did you go to college?
Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Marquette University in 1987
Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law in 1990

Have you lived in any other cities or countries? If so, where?
Ohio; New York; London, England

Where do you currently work? Tell us about your current role.
The Robert R. McCormick Foundation envisions a Chicagoland with educated and informed individuals who are engaged in improving their communities. Since 1955, we have invested more than $2 billion to build thriving communities where all individuals have the resources and opportunities to succeed.

What are your passions and hobbies outside of work?
Spending time with family—my wife and two teenage boys

What is your favorite place to travel to?
The Rocky Mountain states and Europe

Who is the person who made the greatest impact on your life growing up? How did they help shape you?
My dad. He grew up very poor but worked hard to become a dentist. He was a very fair person who helped teach us solid values.

How did you get connected to Mercy Home?
Fran O’Malley [fellow Board of Regents member] introduced me to Mercy Home. I think it was at the boxing event, Ringside, and we were hooked!

Why is the mission of Mercy Home important to you?
Every child deserves a safe and loving home. Mercy Home provides that, plus so much more.

What do you consider to be your proudest accomplishment?
It is still in process—raising my sons to be productive members of society!

What would you like your legacy at Mercy Home to be?
That I was part of a long line of people who helped leadership and staff fulfill the Home’s mission.

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