Bill Dorn

Bill Dorn – Director of Philanthropy, Northaven Foundation



Bill has been the Director of the Northaven Foundation for the past 4 years. The Foundation supports Northaven Assisted Living and Northaven Independent Living which provides housing and support services to low income seniors. He has more than doubled fundraising for Northaven. He has also been instrumental in strategic planning and helping to grow and reinvigorate its Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees. Bill is also leading Northaven’s future expansion and building planning process.

Before to coming to Northaven Bill was the Major Gifts and Corporate Relations Officer at Senior Services (now Sound Generations) in Seattle.

Prior to fundraising in the aging services sector Bill spent 18 years in private practice as a Licensed Psychologist in Minnesota. For 5 of those years he was also the Executive Director and Lobbyist for the Minnesota Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. During that time he also developed and owned two critically acclaimed restaurants. Prior to that he served in various positions as a Roman Catholic priest

Bill is currently a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Advancement Northwest’s Washington chapter Board of Directors. Additionally he is a member of the Board of Directors of Vashon HouseHold, a low income housing provider, and a director on the Board of LeadingAge Washington, a statewide professional association of not-for-profit senior housing providers.

Bill holds a B. S. Degree in Education from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, a Master’s Degree in Theology from St. Johns University, Collegeville, MN and a Master’s Degree in Human Development from St. Mary’s University, Minneapolis, MN as well as a certificate in Corporate and Organizational Development from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Bill lives on Vashon Island with his spouse of 29 years, Norm Vork. When not working Bill climbs mountains in the Pacific Northwest and around the world, cooks and gardens.