Julie Voyles, MSW, has worked in the nonprofit sector for twenty-four years in various capacities including as a counselor and supervisor at a residential treatment program for youth, director of a drop-in center for LGBT youth, drug and alcohol counselor, and legislative and policy advocate for LGBT rights. For the past nine years Julie has worked in philanthropy as a program officer and foundation consultant on both a national and local level and is currently the principal at JVoyles Nonprofit Consulting. Julie has participated in and facilitated+ numerous coalitions and collaborations including the Philanthropic Community Organizing Collaborative, Denver Public School Boards Gay and Lesbian Advisory Council and Julie helped form the Colorado HIV/AIDS Community Partnership Coalition which successfully initiated and funded the merging of four regional AIDS Service Organizations in 2011.
This collective experience has allowed Julie to develop a range of skills and talents including the ability to bring people and organizations together to build effective collaborations and partnerships and applying entrepreneurial thinking and strategy to solve complex problems. Julie’s experience in philanthropy gives her a unique insight into developing funding strategies and building relationships with funders as well as assessing nonprofit strengths, and weaknesses and providing the tools and skills to build effective nonprofit organizations. As the lead program officer at The Gill Foundation for the Colorado-based LGBT funding, Julie is skilled at developing visions and effective strategies for transformational philanthropy.
Julie has served on nonprofit boards including as the board president for five years of a nonprofit working with culturally diverse youth teaching leadership skills, community engagement and building life skills through outdoor, experiential activities. Julie helped lead the organization out of financial crisis, founding executive director transition, and into a mature, financially stable and effective organization.
Julie holds a master of social work degree from the University of Denver and is a 2008 recipient of the 2008 Community Leadership Award from GLBT Student Services of Auraria.