Julie Bernard serves as the Director of Philanthropy for the ACLU of New Mexico. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater from the College of Santa Fe and has over 15 years of professional experience in fundraising, marketing, and managing special events for arts organizations, educational institutions, and non-profits.
She began her career in fundraising at the Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, California. From there, she went on to work at the women’s college at Tulane University, the College of Santa Fe, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, and New Mexico Appleseed. Prior to joining the ACLU, Julie spent six years at the New Mexico School for the Arts as the founding development director.
Julie is a former board member of Slow Food Santa Fe, has served as a grant review panelist for the New Mexico Arts Commission, and is a graduate of the Leadership Santa Fe program. A lifelong advocate for arts, education, and social justice, Julie is honored to be a part of the ACLU.