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Thomas W. Thomsen

Senior Consultant & Principal


Luther College, B.A., Luther Theological Seminary, M.Div., Luther College, Honorary Doctorate of Divinity


Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

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Tom brings to the firm and our clients over 25 consecutive years of fund development and planning. He has a proven track record of moving institutions forward through organization-wide strategic planning and resource development, and he is driven by a desire to maximize every resource available to ensure that institutions move to a new level of achievement.

Before joining the firm in 2005, Tom held positions as president of Concordia College in Minnesota; president of Grand View College in Iowa; and vice president for institutional advancement at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana.

Tom has special expertise in the areas of campaign preparation and implementation, major gifts strategy, evaluation of advancement office structure and programs, strategic planning, board development, and executive coaching. Tom served on the Board of Directors of Marts & Lundy from 2010-2013, serving on both the Governance and Budget Committees. He has been engaged in professional and civic organizations, including the Minnesota Private College Council, Iowa Public Television, the United Way and the executive committee for the Nobel Peace Prize Forum.

Partial List of Clients Served
Boston College and College of Law
Bowling Green State University, OH
Eastern University, PA
Georgia Southern University
Goshen College, IN
Iowa Wesleyan College
Montana Tech Foundation
National Football Foundation
North Dakota State University Foundation
The Oswego College Foundation
Pepperdine University, CA
Queen’s University, Canada
Saint Peter’s College, NJ
Scotch College Foundation, Australia
Shippensburg University Foundation, PA
Texas A&M University
The Agricultural Program, TX A&M
The 12th Man Foundation, TX A&M
University of Alberta, Canada
University of Central Florida Foundation
University of Guelph, Canada
University of Iowa College of Law
University of Missouri – Kansas City, College of Law
University of Texas, Austin
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Washburn University Foundation