In more than 25 years in the nonprofit sector, Mr. Kunz has served in various executive leadership, development, and board roles. He was initially brought to Tucson by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra in 1995, becoming its Executive Director in 1997. In 2001 he formed his consulting firm, Clyde Kunz & Associates, working with nonprofit organizations regionally and nationally. He has taught both Fund Development and Board Development courses for the ASU Lodestar Center on Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation for more than 10 years.
Mr. Kunz is a past President of the Board of the Southern Arizona Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). He has also served as President of the Planned Giving Roundtable of Southern Arizona, and as Chair of the LEAVE A LEGACY® Southern Arizona Steering Committee. In 2005 the Southern Arizona Chapter of AFP named him Outstanding Fundraising Executive at their annual National Philanthropy Day luncheon.
He currently serves as Chair of the board of the GRAMMY-nominated True Concord Voices & Orchestra. He serves as an Advisor to the New York-based Episcopal Church Foundation, and serves on the Advisory Council of the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona.