Thomas Atwood joins IWP as Vice President for Institutional Advancement

June 25, 2014  |  PRESS RELEASES

IWP Mace, photo by DC Event Photos 444x718The Institute of World Politics is pleased to welcome Thomas C. Atwood as its new Vice President of Institutional Advancement.

Prior to joining IWP, Mr. Atwood directed and consulted with research and education nonprofits focused on national policy for more than 25 years. During the course of his career, he has been responsible for leading every aspect of such organizations, including serving as chief executive officer and spokesperson and directing fundraising and program development, strategic planning and administration, research and publications, government and media relations, and events and conferences.

"Tom strongly understands and shares the educational philosophy of IWP, and he is a man of honor and integrity," commented John Lenczowski, founder and president of the Institute.  "He is eminently qualified to run all dimensions of a full spectrum institutional advancement program.  Having worked with him for over six months in a consulting capacity, we are particularly happy that he is coming on board full time."

Mr. Atwood has served as President and CEO of National Council for Adoption, Vice President of Policy and Programs and Senior Grant Writer and Director of Foundations for Family Research Council, and Director of Coalition Relations for The Heritage Foundation where he was liaison to hundreds of nonprofits dedicated to the principles and policies of limited government, personal freedom and responsibility, the rule of law, peace through strength, religious liberty, the institution of the family, and Western moral tradition.

In his own consulting practice and as senior associate with Case Consulting Services, his services and counsel have included foundation and individual major gifts development, donor and prospect research, fundraising management, program development, and proposal writing. Mr. Atwood served as development consultant to IWP just before joining the Institute.

Upon joining the staff, Mr. Atwood stated, "I am excited to join IWP at this pivotal time in the life and history of the Institute.  As we approach our 25th anniversary, IWP is poised to achieve new heights in preparing sound-thinking, patriotic statesmen for leadership positions in national security and international affairs."

Mr. Atwood has served on the boards of State Policy Network, Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy, Virginia Board of Social Services (as Secretary), Family and Children's Trust Fund of Virginia (as Chairman), Council on Accreditation, and Bethany Christian Services of Virginia, and as a NGO Delegate to the Special Commission of The Hague Commission on Intercountry Adoption.

He earned his Master of Public Policy and Master of Business Administration from Regent University and his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Brandeis University. Mr. Atwood and his wife Eileen live in northern Virginia and have one grown child.