Tim Bresnahan


Timothy A. Bresnahan is the senior director of gift planning for The Chicago Community Trust. He is responsible for a broad range of matters including charitable contributions, donor advised funds, supporting organizations, agency endowments and other legal, tax and investment aspects of tax-exempt organizations.

Prior to joining the Trust, Bresnahan served as the associate director of Philanthropic Advisory Services for Northern Trust. While at Northern Trust, he advised individuals and families on philanthropy and wealth planning, and managed the Northern Trust Charitable Giving Program.

Bresnahan joined the Trust in 2016. He is a member of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, the Chicago Council on Planned Giving and the president of the board of directors for Rivendell Theatre Ensemble.

Bresnahan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a JD degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law.