A. Charles Funai - Chapman Legacy Society
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Gifts Established:

  • A. Charles Funai Endowment Fund for the Collins College of Business | Est. 2016
  • A. Charles Funai Endowment for the Office of Admission | Est. 2015
brick engraved with name A. Charles Funai

A. Charles Funai

Alfred Charles “Chuck” Funai, Jr. (BS ’78) is a proud and loyal alumnus of The University of Tulsa who excelled as a student, receiving a number of honors and scholarships in recognition of his commitment to academic excellence.

Chuck Funai launched a successful and fulfilling career after graduating from TU, and he currently serves as President of Barga, LLC, a private investment firm, following a 24-year career with Cummins Southern Plains in Arlington, Texas, where he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Funai has demonstrated his loyalty to The University of Tulsa through his generous support of an array of programs and initiatives, including gifting three Steinway grand pianos and a harp to the Lorton Performance Center in honor of his parents, sponsoring the Funai Faculty Fellowship in Accounting, and participating as an Annual Fund Challenger for the Collins College of Business and as a member of the Dean’s Circle. More recently, he supported an effort focused on making TU more accessible and affordable for deserving students.

Mr. Funai also generously donated his time and expertise by serving as a member of the TU Board of Trustees (2017-2023) and as a member of the Collins College of Business Executive Advisory Board for several years.

In recognition of his extraordinary career achievements and his loyal partnership, Chuck Funai was named a TU Distinguished Alumnus in 2011, an Outstanding Alumnus of the College of Business Administration in 2002, and also has been named to the esteemed Circle Society, the Chapman Legacy Society, and the President’s Council.

In 2016, Mr. Funai committed a planned gift to establish the A. Charles Funai Endowment Fund for the Collins College of Business, which will provide supplemental funding for an array of programs in the Collins College of Business.

In 2023, Funai redirected funding from an endowment he had established in 2015 to support the TU Office of Admission, reflecting his interest in helping the University recruit talented students worldwide.

The TU community is deeply grateful for the partnership and generosity of one of its most successful alumni. Chuck Funai’s philanthropic legacy will continue to be felt by TU students for generations to come.