Julie Coleman


Julie Coleman
Knowledge Specialist
ASU Lodestar Center

Julie Coleman is Principal, Julie Coleman Consulting, a firm that provides customized Community Engagement consulting services to businesses (of all sizes), individuals/families, and nonprofit organizations. Julie helps clients realize their social purpose by mobilizing them to drive sustainable social change through cross-sector partnerships, investment, and volunteerism.

With nearly 20 years experience in philanthropy and a Certificate in Corporate Community Involvement from Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, Julie’s unique perspective allows her to create a methodology that can be tailored to each client. Julie’s background includes serving as Director of Public Relations at the American Red Cross, Vice President of the Community Foundation and Director of Community Relations at US Airways, and Executive Director of the Arizona Public Service Foundation, among other roles. Her experience in this profession is a rarity as she worked directly for nonprofit organizations with “boots on the ground.” She also worked for private sector corporations cultivating partnerships and purposefully guiding strategy behind programs resulting in millions of dollars in donations to impactful community programs and projects.

As a philanthropic leader throughout her career, Julie served on a number of nonprofit boards, including Hospice of the Valley, Arizona Grantmakers Forum, Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, Treasures 4 Teachers, Arizona Humane Society and the Arizona Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism. Julie received the American Red Cross Tiffany Award for Employee Excellence and was recognized as a finalist for the PR News’ Non-Profit Award for a cause-related marketing program she derived and implemented.

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