Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Board Member Spotlight: Julianne Simitz
Julianne Simitz brings nearly a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector to her role as Vice President for Fundraising with the National Women's Political Caucus - LA Westside.
Julianne currently manages all aspects of fundraising and development at the California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund including foundation grants, corporate sponsorships, and individual and planned giving. Most recently, Julianne acted as Development & Communications Manager for Executive Service Corps of Southern California, an organization that provides coaching, consulting and capacity-building services to regional nonprofits.
Prior to relocating to California, Julianne worked for progressive change at several national organizations in Washington, DC, including the Interfaith Alliance, People for the American Way and the Human Rights Campaign as well as consulting for Adams Hussey & Associates, a full-service, multichannel direct marketing firm supporting progressive clients.
Outside of NWPC and her professional endeavors, Julianne is a member of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Los Angeles and of the San Fernando Valley Young Democrats. She also volunteers for Project Angel Food, assists with Alumni giving for her Alma Mater and is an avid painter and urban gardener.
Julianne recently completed an Executive Certificate program in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University. She graduated with BA’s in Political Science and Religious Studies from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania where she worked in the Diversity and Social Justice Office as campus liaison to the LGBTQA community.