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New Trustees Join Barrow Neurological Foundation Board

August 21, 2020

PHOENIX (August 21, 2020) – Barrow Neurological Foundation has appointed Tim Flaherty and Margot Knight to its Board of Trustees. Board members provide governance to fulfill Barrow Neurological Foundation’s mission to be the catalyst for donors’ passion to provide the means necessary for the world’s leading specialists at Barrow Neurological Institute to save lives.

“These are unprecedented times and philanthropy is more important than ever as we face COVID-19,” said Katie Cobb, president of the Foundation. “Tim and Margot bring us critical expertise in finance and development. A fresh perspective is always welcome to complement our always exceptional board. There are no better partners as we continue the imperative work of meeting the needs of our patients while facing the challenges brought by the pandemic.”

Tim Flaherty is the founder and a managing member of Silver Creek Capital Management, a market leading hedge fund. At its peak in 2009, Silver Creek managed $9 billion in assets. Flaherty retired from day-to-day operations, but continues to serve on the Silver Creek board. He has been active in the investment management business since 1982, including stints at Drexel Burnham Lambert and Salomon Smith Barney, Inc. Flaherty currently sits on a number of advisory committees and boards for private companies.  In addition, he has invested in startups and is interested in technology and artificial intelligence. Flaherty has a history of charitable giving.

Originally from Canada, Margot Knight moved to Phoenix with her husband, Dennis, in 1980.  They founded Communities Southwest, and built it into a prominent and successful land and real estate development company.  Knight has been an active community volunteer since moving to Arizona. She was President of the Phoenix Art Museum League from 1991 through 1992. She also chaired many of its fundraisers, including the Festival of Trees and the Estate Sale. Knight served as an active member of the Phoenix Art Museum Board from 2004-2010 and again from 2016-2019, serving on and chairing many committees. Knight has been active in fundraising for several organizations, including co-chairing the Arizona Science Center Gala in 2004, the Phoenix Art Museum pARTy in 2008, and the HonorHealth Honor Ball 2014.  She is currently on the Women’s Board of The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute, a member of the TGEN Women’s Philanthropy Council, and ASU’s Women in Philanthropy.

The Board of Trustees, comprised of community members who serve on a voluntary basis, governs the Barrow Neurological Foundation. The initial appointment is for one year, with reappointment for up to three consecutive three-year terms.