Why I Joined The Community Foundation
Julie has more than 15 years of experience supporting the brand, marketing and advancement strategies of major institutions on both coasts. She directs all Foundation communications and events targeting donors, prospects, grantees, scholars and partners. She sets and executes communications strategy, goals, tactics and performance metrics in support of the Foundation’s impact and fundraising goals and oversees four talented teammates.
Prior to the Foundation, Julie led the Florida Atlantic University Foundation’s communications enterprise as the Assistant Vice President for Campaign Communications. Prior to FAU, she served as Director of Communications at the University of Florida’s Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies.
- Helped launch UF’s $3 billion “Go Greater” campaign, UC San Diego’s $2 billion “Continue the Nontradition” campaign, the UG’s national marketing campaign, “Commit to Georgia,” and UW’s “Be Boundless” rebrand and subsequent billion-dollar campaigns.
- Led the strategic development and execution of FAU’s award-winning “People, Purpose, Paradise” campaign, helping to secure more than $114 million for programs.
- Julie cut her teeth in communications as junior reporter at the Gresham Outlook community newspaper. She has an undergraduate degree in journalism and a graduate degree in strategic communications from the University of Oregon. Go Ducks!