Julie Alvarado Bio

Director of Philanthropy

Julie Alvarado

Julie Alvarado is a proven innovative leader in both non-profit and private business sectors with over 25 years of experience in communications, development, and community relations. Her business expertise includes strategic planning, collaborative leadership, human resources, fiscal management and analysis, operations, and marketing.

Fundraising responsibilities at Dignity Health have included board development, major gifts, donor acquisition, grateful patient, capital campaign, stewardship programs, affinity groups, events, employee giving, plus researching innovative new ways to reach donors including social media.

Previously, Julie held development, community affairs and communications positions with Motorola, General Dynamics and Arizona State University. Julie received her bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and her master’s in educational leadership from Ottawa. Her community relations background makes her perfect for cultivating relationships with local and regional businesses and professional sports franchises, as well as coordinating third-party fundraisers or major events like the George Rozsa Golf Classic, Lou Grubb Friends Fore Golf , Laughter is the Best Medicine and Celebrity Fight Night.

Julie is a graduate of Valley Leadership and was a recipient of the Phoenix Business Journal’s 40-under-40 Award. Many community organizations have received the benefit of her time and talent: Valley of the Sun United Way, YMCA, Valley Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Arizona Association for Foster and Adoptive Parents and A New Leaf, to name a few.




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