Feed the Children, a leading nonprofit focused on alleviating childhood hunger, is continuing its forward momentum into its next generation of growth and development with the addition of Julie Laird Davis, who recently joined the organization as Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Individual Giving a new role within the organization.
Through the additional role, Feed the Children will continue to build awareness of the organization’s valuable role in the Non-Government Organization (NGO) sector as well as continue to provide food and resources for children and their families around the globe.
Julie will be responsible for all relationship fundraising bringing Corporate Partnerships and Advancement under her leadership. She joins Feed the Children from Habitat for Humanity International where she served the last five years as Vice President of Corporate and Cause Marketing Partnerships. Prior to her role at Habitat for Humanity Julie held several development leadership positions at March of Dimes, American Heart Association and American Red Cross.
A native of Alabama, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration from The University of Alabama. Julie currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.
In addition to her vast experience in corporate partnerships and cause marketing, she brings a wealth of relational fundraising experience working with major donors, as well as leading innovation, strategy, program delivery and process improvements that drive organizational growth and impact. Julie is passionate about working with donors and her team to achieve meaningful outcomes. She looks forward to strategically growing the impact of Feed the Children.
“We are excited to welcome Julie to the Feed the Children team,” said Colleen Ridenhour, Chief Growth & Strategy Officer at Feed the Children. “Julie brings a wealth of experience that will continue to advance our strategy and lead us to have greater impact in supporting the families we serve. Her expertise will be vital to our mission of reducing childhood hunger.”