Todd Munn Joins Kelly Brush Foundation As Chief Development Officer
Munn Will Build Team, Extend KBF’s Reach, Support All Foundation Missions
BURLINGTON, VT – It’s exceedingly difficult to find experienced, qualified non-profit executives with knowledge that’s directly relevant to work as specific as helping people with spinal cord injuries return to active lives. The Kelly Brush Foundation’s board of directors and senior leadership are therefore thrilled to announce that they have found that rare combination of traits in Todd Munn, who will join the organization as Chief Development Officer.
Todd is a seasoned non-profit leader who has prior work experience with adaptive sports and a strong track record for fundraising. In his new role, Todd is charged with extending the organization’s already prolific fundraising efforts, enabling KBF to better serve the spinal cord injury community and help more people return to active lives.
“We are very fortunate to have found a non-profit fundraising leader with Todd’s breadth of experience and knowledge of adaptive sports,” said Edie Perkins, KBF Executive Director. “His experience in non-profit organizations will immediately amplify our fundraising efforts, allowing us to help more people regain an active lifestyle.”
KBF is a national leader in helping people with spinal cord injuries return to active, engaged, lives by providing grants for adaptive sports equipment, holding camps for adaptive athletes, and helping people with spinal cord injuries find peers and resources. The organization relies on a variety of funding sources to fulfill their mission, and the Chief Development Officer will manage and grow all revenue streams, ensuring that more spinal cord injury survivors have support as they learn to thrive post-injury.
“I’m so grateful to be joining the Kelly Brush Foundation,” said Munn. “It’s very rare to find a professional opportunity that aligns so closely with one’s past experience and personal interests, as I have with KBF. I’ve personally witnessed the powerful impact of sports in helping individuals gain confidence, get back into their community, and get on with their lives post-injury. I am proud to be a part of the KBF and to help make opportunities to enjoy sport available for more and more people. I am looking forward to working alongside this extraordinary team in my new role. And ensuring more lives are touched by the KBF’s important work.”
Munn joins KBF from The WorkPlace, where he was director of development and expanded fundraising by 109% in 2022 – the greatest percentage increase in that organization’s history. Prior to that, Munn served as Executive Director of the Connecticut chapter of the American Heart Association. He also has previous experience working with adaptive sports, having served as the Executive Director of the Adaptive Sports Foundation.
Todd lives with his family in Southern Connecticut, where he will continue to serve in his roles as Assistant Scoutmaster and food drive co-chair with the Boy Scouts of America. He will travel to Burlington on an as-needed basis.
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About the Kelly Brush Foundation
The Kelly Brush Foundation (KBF) is a dynamic and growing Burlington, Vermont-based non-profit whose mission is to inspire and empower people with spinal cord injuries to be active. KBF also works closely with the alpine ski racing community to improve safety at events. The Kelly Brush Foundation was founded in 2006 by Kelly Brush and her family after she sustained a spinal cord injury while racing in an NCAA alpine ski race. To date, the Kelly Brush Foundation has awarded more than 1,700 adaptive equipment grants to people in 50 states.