Julie Franklin

Julie Franklin

Board Member

Julie Franklin has devoted much of her time over the past 15 years in the not-for-profit arena. Her passion for education and social justice have dictated how she has spent much of her time.  She has worked and volunteered for organizations whose primary focus is aligned with those passions.  She is a chairman of the Grants committee and member of the board of the Trustee Council of Penn Women at the University of Pennsylvania, an organization established to foster, advocate and improve the environment for women students and faculty.  She serves on the board of SP2, The School of Social Policy and Practice, whose goal is the pursuit of social impact, justice and innovation.  She was an active volunteer, both in the middle school and high school, and served on the board of Harlem Village Academies, a charter school based in Harlem, New York. She was Chairman of the board of OneFamily Fund, an organization based in New York that provides direct financial assistance to victims of terrorism in Israel.  She sits on the board of Ransom Everglades in Coconut Grove, FL, is a member of the board of the Center for Entrepreneurial Philanthropy (CEJP), and The Neshama Center of Aspen, CO. She moved to Miami 3 years ago and has volunteered with the Posse Foundation teaching an English class to three different posse groups and volunteers for Women of Tomorrow where she mentors high school students.  She is also on the Women’s Philanthropy Executive Board of Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

Julie graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987, is the mother of four children and currently resides in Miami, Fl.


Leadership Team

George A. Weiss is the chairman of Say Yes To Education, Inc., a national non-profit foundation committed to opening access to post-secondary education for high poverty youth.

Gene Chasin is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Say Yes to Education. He joined the national nonprofit organization in 2008.

Our Team

Cynthia D. Shapira is President of the Shapira Foundation.  With her husband David, she leads the development and implementation of the foundation’s initiatives, such as Onward Israel (which transforms young adults through…

Dallas native Elizabeth Carlock Phillips graduated from Southern Methodist University with degrees in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs and French. She started a jewelry business in high school that became…

Jarmaine Ollivierre is a Senior Aerospace Engineer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Since beginning at NASA in 2009, Jarmaine’s duties have included analyzing mission profiles and objectives…

Margot James Copeland is Executive Vice President and Director of Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at KeyBank, one of the nation’s largest bank-based multiline financial services companies. In her role, Copeland…

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