George D. Seghers, Executive Director of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, has announced that Timothy B. Strawn of Columbus, Ohio has been named Director of Development for the Memorial. “We are excited to welcome Tim to this new position. His combination of fundraising experience and fraternal involvement will provide the leadership we need in this area,” said Seghers.
Strawn has previously served as President of The Ohio Masonic Home Benevolent Endowment Foundation and as Vice President of Development at The Ohio Masonic Home in Springfield, Ohio and, most recently, as a Senior Development Officer - Planned Giving for the Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio.
“I am extremely pleased and proud to be named to this important position. The Memorial is a singular tribute to our Brother, our pre-eminent Founding Father. To work in its behalf is an honor I humbly accept and to which I will dedicate all my effort.”
Among his Masonic involvements in the Central Ohio area, Strawn is a past master of New England Lodge № 4, F&AM; past commander-in-chief and past chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite’s Valley of Columbus. He is a Past District Deputy Grand Master of the 14th District of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio and a 33rd degree Mason. He is also a Past State Master Councilor of Ohio DeMolay, member of the Ohio DeMolay Hall of Fame and an Active Member of DeMolay’s International Supreme Council. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Governors of Scottish Rite’s Children’s Dyslexia Center - in Honor of Richard J. Luckay in Columbus.
Strawn held the professional designation of Certified Association Executive (CAE) for 27 years. An active member of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (NACGP), he will become President of its Central Ohio Planned Giving Council in January.