Remembering Tim Doyle

Our hearts will forever miss Board President, Tim Doyle, who passed away in the early morning on January 11, 2024. Tim was 62 years old. 

Tim restarted the Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation over a decade ago. He tirelessly devoted time, energy, money, and talents to making the organization a success. Under Tim's leadership, MDFF has helped over a dozen families with a free accessible van and has provided over $1 million in assistance to Hoosier families living with muscular dystrophy. 

The Timothy J. Doyle Legacy Memorial Fund, established in Tim's memory, will directly support Indiana families navigating the challenges of neuromuscular diseases. Contributions will help provide essential support, including: 

  • Accessible vans: $55,000+ each 
  • Equipment - like seat elevators for wheelchairs: $1,500 each 
  • Home modifications: $3,000 to $10,000 

Our goal is to raise $500,000 to ensure that families receive necessary assistance despite financial limitations. Your generosity bridges the financial gap for families suffering from muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases. Together, we honor Timothy J. Doyle's legacy by continuing his passionate commitment to supporting those in need. If you would like to contribute, click here

We have raised over $100,000.00 thus far. Thank you to all the many people who have contributed to the Timothy J. Doyle Legacy Memorial Fund.


More about Tim:

Tim Doyle was born in 1961 and was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana with his 6 brothers and sisters and mom and dad. The Doyle family was well-known in the community. James “Jimmy” Doyle, a Cathedral high school graduate, was an All-American basketball and baseball player at Butler University, where he played for the legendary Tony Hinkle. Doyle and his wife, Dolores “Muffy” Dezelan Doyle, had seven children: Debby, Mack, Danny, Tim, Jody, Jamie and Jenny.

Eventually, five of the seven children would be diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy. On his sixteenth birthday, Tim was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy and on his thirtieth birthday, Tim received his first wheelchair. Tim worked as a CPA at two accounting firms – Arthur Andersen LLP and Dauby, O'Connor & Zaleski, LLC.

On February 23, 2002, Tim married his bride, Becky, and they have a little cavapoo dog named Archie. In MDFF's 2023 NCAA Bracket Tournament Archie placed third!

In 2014, Tim became president of the not-for-profit organization the Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation focused on assisting Indiana families affected by Muscular Dystrophy.

In 2019, Tim became an elder at College Park Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he and other elders focus on the oversight of the church body, shepherding of its members, and managing the affairs of the 3,000-person church.

In Tim's own words, "I know that I've been a much more powerful witness for Jesus in this wheelchair than I ever could have been without it. I thank God for choosing me to be in his service. My aim in this life is to keep Jesus preeminent, first in everything. Jesus alone is the endless source of comfort and strength to help me through the toughest days. As my body weakens, his strength increases."

"For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (Phil. 1:21).

The Timothy J. Doyle Legacy Memorial Fund