Julie serves as Vice President of Programs for the Walmart Foundation. This team leads philanthropic investments for Walmart and the Walmart Foundation. The Walmart Foundation funds initiatives focused on Sustainability for people and planet throughout the supply chain, including work on agriculture, hunger and nutrition; Opportunity, including work on women’s economic opportunity, career opportunity, veteran’s support, small business support and domestic manufacturing; and Community, which engages our associates and facilities to make positive change in communities where they live and work. Julie joined the Walmart Foundation in 2008. Prior to Walmart, Julie worked in the nonprofit community on issues of anti-racism, homelessness and community revitalization. Internationally, she has done program evaluation in Kenya and Tanzania and taught English in Eastern Europe. Julie has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion from Rhodes College and a Master of Arts in Public Service from The Clinton School of Public Service. She was a Jane Addams-Andrew Carnegie Fellow at Indiana University’s School of Philanthropy. She serves on the boards of the Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals and Saving Grace, a transitional living program that helps young women aging out of foster care or facing homelessness.
Julie was a participant at the 2018 Economic Security Summit which was held July 9-12, in Aspen, Colorado.