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Julie Diaz joined The Dallas Foundation in 2019 with a distinguished four-decade career leading fundraising, marketing, and external relations efforts for some of the country’s most prestigious performing arts, cultural, educational, and philanthropic institutions.
Currently, Julie is the executive vice president and chief operating officer where she works with donors and community partners, connecting them to causes they care about and opportunities to co-invest in solutions to make a meaningful difference. Collaborative in nature, Julie leads the Philanthropic Partnerships team including development and planned giving, donor engagement and collaborative giving, and professional advisor outreach in addition to the Finance team, all dedicated to ensuring exemplary service for the Foundation’s fundholders, donors, and outside advisors and the most strategic philanthropic impact for our community.
Trained as a classical singer, Julie has aligned her passion for classical music, education, and the arts working for venerable organizations like the WGBH Educational Foundation, New England Conservatory of Music, Tanglewood and the Tanglewood Music Center, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and The Philadelphia Orchestra.
In addition, Julie previously worked on the planning phase of the Unbridled Campaign at SMU and served as chief advancement officer at Greenhill School and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and continues to provide consulting services for non-profit clients.
Julie received her BA from Salem College in Arts Management and an MBA from Boston University and has also served as adjunct professor for the MA/MBA program at SMU Meadows School for the Arts.
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer