Paul Kuenstner, Fidelity Foundation

TITLE: Vice President

FUNDING AREAS: Arts and culture, community development, social services, health

CONTACT: (866) 536-2824

PROFILE: Paul Kuenstner is vice president for Fidelity Foundation. His bio on the website of American Public Gardens Association, where he sits on the board of directors, reads:

Paul Kuenstner is a vice president at the Fidelity Foundation outside of Boston, working with nonprofit organizations around the country. The Foundation encourages strong management and self-reliance in non-profits. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2000, Paul was in corporate real estate for 15 years, at four large companies up and down the East Coast, managing people, projects, and properties.

A registered architect, Paul has a degree in English literature from Swarthmore College, a MArch from Columbia University, and an MBA from New York University. He is on the board of ThinkingBeyondBorders.org, an international gap-year program for students. Paul has worked with many gardens over the years on restoration projects, new gardens, technology projects, etc. He is inspired by those gardeners who can blend art and science to create always-changing beauty.