Julie Lister

Development Director, Arts For Learning Connecticut – Julie is responsible for writing grant applications and the organization’s fundraising efforts in the communities it serves throughout the state.

Having been actively engaged in the arts since in her youth, Julie is passionate about helping to bring creative learning opportunities to people of all ages, throughout the state of Connecticut.

Prior to joining AFLCT in 2015, Julie enjoyed a 20+ year career in advertising with Madison Avenue firms, serving clients in a variety of industries ranging from personal care products and cosmetics, to pharmaceuticals and more. Developing and presenting new business proposals are important aspects of Julie’s agency background, requiring strong collaboration and persuasive writing and budgeting skills—which have proven to be excellent pre-requisites for working in the non-profit sector.

Julie serves on the Board of Directors of the Guilford Land Conservation Trust.

She earned her BA at Cornell University, where she studied English Literature and Visual Arts.