A. Charles

A. Charles "Chuck" Funai

A. Charles "Chuck" Funai (BS '78) strongly believes in supporting his alma mater, giving every year since his graduation, with support for the Annual Fund and by establishing the Funai Faculty Fellowship in Accounting.

He recently made a new commitment to fund a professorship endowment in the Collins College of Business and, in memory of his parents, Funai provided the new Lorton Performance Center with a harp and three Steinway grand pianos.

Funai views his gifts to TU as an investment that helps maintain the value of the credentials of all alumni and prepares future students to carry on the university's good name.

"When you go to a university, you are a product of that university. TU is part of my identity, and I have a vested interest to help ensure its success," he said. "Giving back also allows me to assist TU in attracting the highest caliber students, and I'm excited about what that will mean for our alumni base."