Our Experiences Leaders

At Edwards+Strunk, you always deal with one of our principals. With 55+ years of

cumulative experience, they know how to approach your challenges, your

audiences, and your opportunities.

Paul J. Strunk, M.A. – Principal

Paul Strunk brings more than 36 years’ experience in fundraising to Edwards+Strunk, including 20 years in senior leadership positions at four separate institutions of higher education. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a

B.A. in Economics, he continued his education at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota where he received a Master of Arts degree in Philanthropy and Development.

Prior to the formation of Edwards+Strunk, Mr. Strunk served as Vice President of Advancement at three different institutions: Lackawanna College in Scranton, PA (2013-2015); University of Scranton in Scranton, PA (2001-2006); and Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, PA (1996-2001). Other fundraising and management experience includes time as the Director of Capital Resources at Marywood University in Scranton, PA (2006-2013) and 11 years of increasing responsibility at

the University of Scranton (1985-1996) culminating with tenure there as Director of Development. His earliest nonprofit experience includes time served as Program Coordinator for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Wilkes-Barre, PA

(1984-1985) and as District Executive of the Forest Lakes Council, Boy Scouts of America, in Scranton, PA (1981-1984).

Kevin M. Edwards, M.M., M.A., – Principal

Kevin Edwards brings 18 years’ senior leadership in higher education fundraising to Edwards+Strunk. He is an honors graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nautical Science. He holds

a Master of Arts degree in Philanthropy and Development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, and has pursued doctoral courses at Northeastern University in the Ed.D. degree program in Higher Education Administration. Mr. Edwards has served as adjunct faculty in the Master of Arts in Philanthropy and

Development program at LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA.

Prior to the formation of Edwards+Strunk, Inc., Mr. Edwards served as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at High Point University in High Point, NC

(2013-2015) and The College of Our Lady of the Elms in Chicopee, MA (2010-2013). From 2000-2010 he served as the Assistant Vice President for Development at Marywood University in Scranton, PA. Previous to his work in

higher education, he spent 7 years in cable television advertising sales and management and 11 years’ leadership service on offshore drilling vessels in the international oil and gas exploration industry.