Tim Dockery Recognized in Association for Healthcare Philanthropy’s Forty Under 40 List

By Benjamin Waldrum

“I’m grateful for this recognition and want to say thank you to the mentors who have invested in my career thus far,” Dockery said. “I look forward to continuing to work with many more generous Arkansans who are helping improve health care in our state.”

Dockery joined UAMS in 2014 as director of planned giving, and was promoted to executive director in 2016. He developed and initiated the 1879 Society, which recognizes all donors who have made or plan to make estate gifts to UAMS. Society members have committed $43 million in future gifts to support education, research and clinical care. He is past president of the Central Arkansas Estate Council and a board member of the Arkansas Charitable Gift Planning Council.

“Tim is a valued and highly respected leader in the higher education, health care and nonprofit sectors in Arkansas,” said Brigitte Grant, UAMS interim vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement. “His style is one of servant leadership – one that demonstrates professionalism and a personal dedication to his community.”

Dockery was recognized at the 2018 AHP Annual International Conference, held Oct. 17-20 in San Diego.

AHP is an international professional organization dedicated to development professionals who encourage charity in North America’s health care organizations. AHP’s 4,500 members represent more than 2,200 health care facilities around the world. They collectively raise more than $11 billion each year for community health services.


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 www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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