Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Julia McDonald serves as the Vice President of Marketing & Communications at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, the largest charitable grantmaker in the Mid-South. With assets of $1 billion, the foundation awarded $139 million in grants last year. She joined the foundation’s staff in 2013, and her one-person department leads all communications strategy and execution, including brand management, print and digital communications, social media content and marketing, event planning, and media relations. Julia is a member of the CommA Steering Committee and chairs the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee’s grantmaking program. She is a native Memphian who received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. and M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.