Kyle Funakoshi is the Director for Philanthropy with the National Park Foundation.   He started working in advancement in 2005 at the University of Washington, where he was the Director for Alumni Relations, and shifted to major gifts fundraising for the College of the Environment.    His work has been recognized by CASE District VIII, receiving the Rising Star in 2007.  He also received the UW Advancement STAR award in 2008.


Kyle specializes in qualification work, portfolio building, integrated advancement and diversity/equity/inclusion work.  In his freetime, he enjoys spending time with his family, and is also known for his art with bonsai trees.

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