Julia Faulkner Pechlivanos has spent more than 20 years serving the nonprofit sector as an executive director, development director, and most recently in capacity building. A passion for helping organizations change their communities has led her to Benefactor Group, where she is a Senior Consultant.
As a capacity builder at The Center for Nonprofit Resources, Julia served more than 150 client organizations; she conducted assessments, facilitated planning efforts, and mentored organizational leaders. She also helped like-minded organizations develop formal collaborations, and has trained boards to perform better in fundraising and governance practices.
As executive director of Partners In Education of Toledo, Julia spent nine years engaging the business and public sector communities in collaboration with urban schools. She developed a regional OhioReads initiative, which recruited and placed more than 5,000 volunteer tutors. During her tenure, the organization grew exponentially in impact and resources. Earlier in her career, Julia served as director of development for three organizations, two in health care and a social service provider.
Julia has a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Olaf College, Certification in Nonprofit Executive Leadership from Indiana University, and a certificate in Governance as Leadership from Harvard University’s Kennedy School. She is a member of the board of the Agency Directors’ Association (Toledo area), a past board member of the local AFP chapter, and an active member of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management. She is a past board member and sustainer of the Junior League of Toledo, a member of Toledo Rotary Club, and a recipient of the Toledo area’s 20 Under 40 leadership award in 2002.