Julie Hogan began her career at NPCA in the fall of 2015 as a senior gifts officer in the development department. Currently, she is the Director of Foundation Relations.
She manages a dynamic team of four that is focused on building and sustaining long-term funding relationships to support the ever-growing challenges facing our national parks and the larger surrounding landscapes, leveraging the place national parks hold in America’s hearts, culture, and policy.
Julie brings over three decades of experience working within the nonprofit sector. Prior to coming to NPCA, Julie served as the Vice President for Humanitarian Programs for Frank Foundation Child Assistance International, an international child advocacy organization dedicated to advancing protections for disabled and disadvantaged children from the former Soviet Union, Asia and Central Asia. Along with serving as primary grant writer, winning awards from both the public and private sector, she directed the Foundation’s operations, special events, galas and other fundraising and humanitarian campaigns.
Born in South Korea, Julie spent her early years in the State of New York starting in Queens and eventually heading upstate to the Southern Tier region. She earned her BA in Russian Studies from Colgate University; then headed straight to Washington, DC.
While Julie remains a loyal Buffalo Bills fan, her heart belongs to Washington, DC and Northern Virginia, where she currently works, lives and plays – staying active with her husband, Patrick, and their two grown sons. Selecting an all-time favorite national park is difficult for her, but if forced to choose, she would have to say her favorite unit is the National Mall and Memorial Parks for the simple reason that she continues to enjoy early morning runs through the tidal basin, monuments and memorials. She explains, “Nothing beats the beauty, inspiration and historic glory which exist in our nation’s capital. Even after 30 years of living in the area, it never gets old.”