Tim Knutson

Tim Knutson

  • Executive Director of Major and Planned Giving
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Office location:
Lentz Hall 303


Tim began his work with Carthage College in the fall of 2018, serving as the director of planned giving. In July 2022, he accepted the role of executive director of major and planned giving. In this role, Tim works with alumni, donors, and friends who would like to make a lasting impact on Carthage College and the students we serve.

Prior to his work at Carthage, Tim worked as a planned giving officer with the ELCA Foundation, as a financial representative with Thrivent, and for a dozen years as a camp director throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota. Tim serves on the board of directors for Cure CMD (Congenital Muscular Dystrophy) and Outreach for Hope in Milwaukee.

Tim is married to Lani Knutson. They live in Wauwatosa with their two sons.


  • B.A., Biology — Luther College
  • M.A. Systematic theology — Luther Seminary

Main responsibilities at Carthage

As a member of the Office of Advancement, Tim is responsible for working with alumni, donors, and friends who would like to impact the work of Carthage College through a major or planned gift.