Passion meets expertise
A JarosStrategy consultant since 2013, Julie brings more than 20 years of communications strategy and expertise to organizations’ fundraising opportunities and challenges. She is recognized for her ability to differentiate and define organizations’ missions and programs with an eye toward the competitive landscape to align with fundraising goals.
Julie dedicated her early career to public relations agencies, including Cohn & Wolfe in New York and Dan Pinger Public Relations in Cincinnati. In those roles, she crafted and led communications programs to organizations of all sizes; partnered with executives on crisis situations; led management through message development; and, media trained senior-level executives and high-profile individuals, including the 2004 and 2006 U.S. Ryder Cup Captains.
Since then, she has immersed herself in Northeast Ohio’s nonprofit community, raising communications considerations and bringing forth short- and long-term communications strategies in support of organizations’ fundraising initiatives and campaigns. Throughout her time at JarosStrategy she has had the privilege of collaborating with executive directors, trustees, development, and marketing/communications directors across more than 20 nonprofit organizations.
Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in speech communications from Miami University and is an accredited member (APR) of the Public Relations Society of America. She has led a variety of training seminars on public relations and employee communications and engagement.
Debra has a keen understanding of the interplay between fundraising and communications culled from two decades of work with nonprofit organizations of all sectors, including a large community foundation.
Prior to joining JarosStrategy, Debra was an independent consultant, producing creative and strategic marketing solutions for some of our area’s most respected institutions, including Montefiore, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Bellefaire JCB, Hathaway Brown and Gilmour Academy. Her client work resulted in increased awareness, funding, admissions, and reach for these mission-driven organizations.
She spent the first part of her career at the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland where she developed and implemented its strategic marketing plan. Debra graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a bachelor’s degree in history.