As Advisor on All Things Fun, Meaningful & Rewarding, Julie believes that making a positive impact in the world is fundamental to authentic personal and community happiness. She applies her 14 years of experience in corporate philanthropy with those eager to create change and solve social challenges locally and globally. She works with emerging companies to design innovative integrated philanthropy programs where their product, services and people can provide resources that make positive change. She also works with innovative young entrepreneurs.
For two decades, Julie has been the catalyst for enabling the lightbulb to go on in young and old learners alike. She has as knack for helping others reach their own “aha” moment whether its finding a love for volunteering, mastering a new technology program, creating a new business idea, integrating technology into the classroom or finding a path to their dream job.
Julie’s path to corporate philanthropy started as a founding member of the Salesforce.com Foundation in 2000 after a serendipitous meeting with Founder and CEO, Marc Benioff. As part of the Salesforce Foundation 1/1/1 model of integrated philanthropy, she launched the award winning employee volunteer program, designed the grant program, managed the marketing, produced emotional videos, launched the Foundation in Singapore and Asia, and developed and led the signature youth entrepreneur program, BizAcademy.
After her 12 year tenure as VP of All Things Fun, Meaningful & Rewarding at the Salesforce.com Foundation, Julie was hired as the Executive Director of the Workday Foundation helping launch their employee Giving & Doing programs.
Julie is happiest when not just developing and running programs, but finding a way to connect people and watch everybody win: employees, the business, organizations, and the community.
Julie was named Apple Distinguished Educator in 1998. She earned a BA from Emory University and an M.ED from Georgia State.