Julie Weinstein first joined the ACLU team in January 2011 as the Director of Philanthropy for the ACLU of New Mexico, then later joined the ACLU of Southern California in May 2013. Julie is honored to lead a skilled Philanthropy Team and partner with a growing movement of philanthropic activists investing in equality and justice.
She has worked in the field of nonprofit program and fund development for about 18 years, guiding organizations in transformational growth and sustainability efforts to advance the rights of people, protect the planet and promote the creative arts.
Julie took a few years' hiatus from the ACLU to serve as Executive Director of Audubon New Mexico, where she led historic environmental justice campaigns and strategic statewide expansion to influence conservation outcomes.
Before joining the ACLU, Julie worked for the Bioneers, an international environmental and social justice non-profit based in Santa Fe, and TreePeople, an urban forestry non-profit in Los Angeles. Earlier, she directed public education programming and fundraising for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Decorative Arts Council.
She earned her degree from the College of Santa Fe in psychology, with a studio art minor and a double concentration in art therapy and conservation sciences. For the past 15 years, Julie has been dedicated to the preservation and advancement of Jewish death and dying practices.