Tim Ardillo, CFRE

Tim Ardillo, CFRE

Senior Consultant



Tim Ardillo, CFRE, brings to JGA’s clients guidance from a breadth of fundraising experience across a variety of nonprofit sectors. With a development career that spans more than 20 years, Tim has experience in fundraising efforts ranging from annual fund development, major and planned giving, and campaigns.

Prior to joining JGA in 2014, Tim served as Director of Institutional Advancement for the Indianapolis Zoo where he directed the successful completion of a more than $34 million dollar capital campaign and the launch of a $10 million dollar endowment campaign.

Tim’s past experience also includes leading successful campaigns and major gift work while serving as the Development Director for the Arc of Indiana, a state-wide association that advocates on behalf of persons with developmental disabilities, and in a similar role for the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana. As Regional Campaign Director and then Deputy Executive Director of the Delta Sigma Phi National Headquarters, Tim was able to garner philanthropic support from alumni for a $5.5 million capital campaign through personal cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major donors.

An active member of Indiana’s philanthropic community, Tim volunteers his time with the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Indiana Chapter having served as president, past president, governance chairman, and program chair. He also serves as the vice president for the Indiana Educational Scholarship Fund and is a member of the board of directors of The District Theatre.

Ardillo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Louisiana, Monroe.

Previous Experience

  • Director of Institutional Advancement, Indianapolis Zoological Society
  • Director of Development, The Arc of Indiana
  • Development Director, Ronald McDonald House of Indiana
  • Deputy Executive Director, Delta Sigma Phi National Headquarters
  • Director of Public Information, Southeastern Louisiana University


  • CFRE
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Marketing from University of Louisiana, Monroe

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