Kirk has been a fundraiser and nonprofit leader in the Seattle area for over 25 years in the areas of education, disabilities, and social services. He was formerly on staff with The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. and is currently the Director of Philanthropy at Summit Community Center, an organization serving young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He’s also worked for Academy for Precision Learning (APL), an independent K-12 school serving neurodiverse learners. His other organizations include Seattle Children’s Museum, Youth Eastside Services and Pacific Science Center.

Kirk is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and holds a Master’s in Nonprofit Leadership from Seattle University. He is a frequent trainer and panel member on philanthropic topics through the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Fundraising Academy at City University, and the Washington Nonprofit Conference.

He’s served on nonprofit boards and committees for over 15 years. In addition to The Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind Foundation, he has held volunteer roles with the University District Rotary Club, the Washington state chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and AFP International.

Selfie of Kirk, a light skinned man with glasses and a goatee, smiling in a snowy driveway