As a member of PHR’s development department leadership, Julia DiLaura coordinates the organization’s fundraising and relationship stewardship with private foundations, corporations, government agencies, and other global institutions and manages the team of grant writers and institutional fundraising staff.
DiLaura has more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit development. Prior to PHR, she worked at the Innocence Project, a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating people who were wrongfully convicted and reforming the criminal legal system. In that role, she led institutional fundraising and oversaw the development department’s messaging for institutional, individual, and digital donors and fundraising events. Prior to that position, she held several other institutional development roles in New York City and Washington, DC, including at Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, which provides after-school and summer programing in New York; the Center for Community Change, a national convener and supporter of community organizing for economic justice in low-income communities of color; and the Center for Public Integrity, a pioneering nonprofit investigative newsroom that reports on public interest issues related to abuses of corporate and government power.
DiLaura holds a BA in political science with a concentration in journalism and a minor in history from the University of Delaware.