WATERBURY, CT – Connecticut Community Foundation has appointed Washington resident, Julie Loughran, as Director of Development and Communications. She will focus on establishing relationships with new and potential donors, building ties with existing donors, and managing the Foundation's external communications.
Loughran brings an extensive background in nonprofit and campaign communications strategy and management. Her past clients and employers have included the League of Conservation Voters, the National Parks and Conservation Association, the Clean Energy Network, and the AFL-CIO. She also co-founded and directed Link Research, a web-based service learning network.
Loughran has spent the past twelve years working as an attorney in the public and private sectors. Following a prestigious federal appellate court clerkship, she served as an Assistant Solicitor General for the State of New York, where her work touched on many issues, including environmental protection, education, civil rights and mental health policy. More recently, she has worked in New Haven as a litigator at Wiggin and Dana LLP, which awarded her its Pro Bono Achievement Award in recognition of extraordinary commitment to pro bono work.
Loughran serves as treasurer of Statewide Legal Services, which facilitates access to legal services for indigent people throughout Connecticut. She is also active in the Connecticut Bar Association, serving on a committee addressing issues faced by self-represented litigants and on a task force assessing continuing legal education offerings in the state. Loughran earned her bachelor's degree from Stanford University and a law degree from Stanford Law School. She lives in Washington Depot with her husband, Brendan Foulois, and their daughter Fiona.
About the Connecticut Community Foundation
Founded in 1923 as the Waterbury Foundation, the Connecticut Community Foundation is the oldest community foundation in the state. The Foundation serves 21 towns in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills and seeks to foster creative partnerships with local donors and area nonprofits to build rewarding lives and thriving communities. More than 420 charitable funds established by donors and administered by the Foundation reflect a variety of philanthropic interests and support a range of giving opportunities. This financial support enables the Foundation to provide grants and services to nonprofit organizations and scholarships to students.
Ann Merriam Feinberg
Connecticut Community Foundation