UAMS Names Tim Dockery as Director of Planned Giving

By Ben Boulden

He will work with donors who are considering or making planned gifts, will provide counsel and education about planned giving opportunities to the advancement team and continue stewardship of the legacy of donors who include the university in their estate plans.

Dockery received his law degree in 2007 from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville and his master’s degree in taxation in 2010 from the University of Alabama School of Law. He has expertise in the areas of estate planning, tax planning and deferred giving.

Before coming to UAMS, he served as general counsel of the Arkansas Baptist Foundation where he helped hundreds of individuals achieve their philanthropic goals through deferred giving and was the lead attorney for a team that helped individuals plan more than $50 million in deferred gifts during his tenure.

UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS' clinical enterprise including its hospital, regional clinics and clinics it operates or staffs in cooperation with other providers. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report recognized UAMS Medical Center as a Best Hospital for 2021-22; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide for the third year; and named five areas as high performing — colon cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement, knee replacement and stroke. Forbes magazine ranked UAMS as seventh in the nation on its Best Employers for Diversity list. UAMS also ranked in the top 30% nationwide on Forbes’ Best Employers for Women list and was the only Arkansas employer included. UAMS has 2,876 students, 898 medical residents and six dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children's, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.