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Kean University Foundation
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
Telephone: 908.481.5336
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Lori Funicello
Lori Funicello, CFRE
Director of Planned Giving
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Lori is a mission-driven development professional with extensive experience in both higher education and healthcare. She began her career at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) where she served as Director of Development and was responsible for securing significant philanthropic support to advance medical research during a university-wide $1 billion dollar campaign. While working at CUMC, Lori earned a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education Administration from Teachers College. Upon graduating from Teachers College, Lori joined Bank Street College of Education where she was tasked with establishing a major gifts program in anticipation of a multi-million-dollar comprehensive campaign.

In addition to her tenure at Columbia University Medical Center and Bank Street College of Education, Lori has served in leadership roles at New Jersey City University, Caldwell University and Clara Maass Medical Center.

Lori is passionate about raising funds to support first generation college students from diverse and underserved backgrounds. She believes that higher education has a lasting and transformative impact on students and can change the trajectory of student lives, and in turn, the lives of their families for generations to come.

Lori received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from SUNY New Paltz. She enjoys the outdoors and spends her weekends hiking, biking and practicing yoga when she is not cheering for her children at various sporting events. She lives in Rockaway, NJ with her husband and family.

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