Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of EnerSys receives Bernardine Legacy Award
Alvernia University will recognize Andi Funk as the 2022 Bernardine Legacy Award Recipient for her role as executive vice president and chief financial officer of EnerSys (NYSE: ENS), her previous role with a leading copper manufacturer and her commitment to empowering and advocating for women.
“Alvernia is an anchor in Berks County, not only providing high quality education to its students, but also fostering leadership and Franciscan-valued programs that unite our community,” said Funk. I am so honored to be a recipient of Alvernia’s 2022 Bernadine Legacy Award, and to celebrate and inspire local women to achieve their full potential.”
Funk will be presented with the award at the 4th Annual Alvernia Women's Council Luncheon on June 1, 2022, at 12 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading, 701 Penn Street, Reading, Pa. Tickets are $45 per person or $350 per table of 8. Registration ends May 13, 2022. For more information call 610-796-8259.
Prior to her role at EnerSys, Funk was the Chief Executive Officer (2013-2018) and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer (2010-2013) of Cambridge-Lee Industries LLC, a $500M global leader in the copper manufacturing industry. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Crown Holdings (NYSE: CCK) and Touchpoint, Inc.
The Bernardine Legacy Award honors outstanding Alvernia University alumnae and friends who have distinguished themselves in their professional careers while also serving as a leader and role model to women.
Funk frequently speaks at local universities and community organizations and is an advocate of young women pursuing careers in STEM fields. At EnerSys, she jointly initiated the Women in Leadership (WiL) initiative, supporting the leadership and growth of women and shaping a culture of diversity and inclusion.
“Andi has served as a role model, mentor and advocate for women supporting their leadership and growth in their personal and professional lives along with empowering young women to seek careers in STEM,” said Meggan Kerber, associate vice president of institutional advancement. “Andi’s leadership style creates an environment of inclusivity, empowerment, and engagement. Her strategic thinking and relationship skills have helped numerous organizations strengthen their missions and service.”
Funk was also a volunteer for Alvernia University as a member of the President Advisory Council 2015-2016 executive in residence and a mentor for the Reading Collegiate Scholars Program. She remains active in her community as a Trustee for Caron Treatment Centers, a leading addiction treatment center, the investment committee chair and board member for the Berks Chamber of Commerce, board member for the Berks Business Education Coalition and leader of the PeaceTrust for Safe Berks.
“[Funk] has been an avid participant in the work of so many nonprofit organizations including Alvernia, Girl Scouts of Easter Pennsylvania, and United Way of Berks County. In her work with these groups, she has particularly supported the roles of women and helped young women reach their potential,” said Ellen Huyett, Alvernia University trustee. “By her example and her support, so many young women have learned what a difference it makes to give of yourself in your community. Andi takes a well-earned position next to the previous winners of the Bernardine Legacy Award.”
Proceeds from the event support the efforts of Alvernia’s Women's Council as well as the Newcombe Scholarship Fund. The Newcombe Scholarship provides financial assistance to women 25 and older who have completed 60 credits required toward their undergraduate degree. Alvernia is one of a limited number of colleges selected by the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation annually to offer these scholarships.
The 2015 Berks Chamber of Commerce Athena award winner is the fourth recipient of the Bernardine Legacy award. Leadership coach and adjunct professor, Adrean Turner earned the award in 2020 and Women2Women founder Karen Marsdale earned the award in 2019.
The Alvernia University Women's Council fosters the personal and professional development of Alvernia women at all life stages, strengthens their connection to the university and each other and educates and inspires them to pursue and grow in leadership roles both in their chosen profession and the greater community.