Tara Doyon serves Petrus as Director of Client Services and Senior Consultant. In this role, Tara will work with existing and future clients to design strategies for successful fundraising and program development, train new Petrus consultants, represent Petrus at industry conferences and events, and help plan virtual and in-person events including the annual Petrus Leadership Conference.
During her five years with Petrus, Tara has worked with numerous campus ministries and nonprofits, including the Catholic Campus Ministry at Columbia University and NYU, the St. Thomas More Newman Center at the University of Missouri, and the Newman Catholic Community at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.
“Tara has been vital in helping us establish the first-ever development office in our ministry's 49 years of existence,” said Nancy Jatcko, Director of Advancement at the SIUE Newman Catholic Community. “We had a small list of names and no idea how we would begin. Her ability to listen and reassure us that we could indeed be successful was precisely what we needed. Thanks to her expertise, encouragement, and vision, we achieved our development goal despite the uncertain landscape of COVID. Bringing Tara and Petrus to our team has been one of the most important things we’ve done and I highly recommend her.”
Tara has always focused her professional work on the nonprofit community. She has worked for multiple YMCAs, a crisis pregnancy center and maternity home, and served on the advisory board of several local social service agencies. Tara is actively involved with the Catholic Campus Ministry Association (CCMA), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and Women’s Philanthropy at Indiana University.
Tara holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Park Administration, a Certificate in Fundraising, as well as an Executive Certificate of Religious Fundraising from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She and her husband, Ron, live in Bloomington, IN and have two daughters.
Tara Doyon: Building the Kingdom of God