Tim Terry - Founder, Deceased

Tim Terry


"I am passionate about giving back to our community and I count all mankind as part of my community."

Tim Terry was a native of Brooklyn, New York. After six years living in a religious community, he obtained his Bachelors of Arts and Sciences in English Literature, Accounting and Business Administration from Loras College. He passed away in October, 2021.

In 1978 he established the accounting firm of Terry, Lockridge & Dunn. Two years later he opened TLD, Inc., a private investment bank. In 1991, he created World Trend Financial, an NASD firm, to provide comprehensive money management services to clients.

He was a member of the American Academy of Poets, as well as the Rotary Club of Iowa City (a Paul Harris Fellow). He is also a member of the Iowa City School District Superintendent's Circle and a recipient of ICCSD Foundation’s Friend of Education award.. He had served on numerus non-profit boards since 1978. A number of his community initiatives included: the New Wellington Project in conjunction with Four Oaks and AHNI, Little Free Libraries in Wellington Heights, Willowwind School’s relocation and UNESCO’s City of Literature ONE BOOK TWO BOOK Festival.

Tim is survived by his wife Gretchen Rice and their four children: Maggie, Liam, Lila and Rosie.

He was an avid explorer, having traveled millions of miles to more than 80 countries, including two round-the-world odysseys. His journeys had taken him from Buddhist Monasteries in Tibet and Bhutan to summits in Asia and Africa to the streets of Calcutta and Cairo.

He spent leisure time with family and enjoys playing piano, cello and classical guitar. His interests included the study of classical and medieval literature, as well as Shakespeare and poetry.  At the time of his death, Tim was pursuing a Certificate of Higher Education specializing in Art History from Oxford University.