Brandi Funk joins CALS development team

Brandi Funk has accepted the position of associate development director at the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA). She replaces Ale Nicolet, who left for a development director position for the Chazen Museum of Art. In her role, Funk will focus on building the donor pipeline through annual gifts.

Funk joins us from Wisconsin Public Radio where she has worked for the past six years as a senior development specialist and planned giving officer. Prior to her work with WPR, she was the co-founder and executive director of HEADRUSH, a local non-profit organization that brought passion and resources to brain tumor research in the Carbone Cancer Center.

WFAA Associate Vice President Annie Engebretson says, “Her experience both as a development professional and as a WFAA partner will be invaluable, and her enthusiasm for our mission is contagious.” Funk will begin on April 23.