Julie Bird

Development Officer

As Development Officer, Julie builds relationships with individuals, corporations and foundations that support Fair Food Network and its programs. Previously, Julie spent 15 years as a frontline fundraiser at her alma mater Michigan State University where she managed major gifts in support of scholarships, fellowships, and research funds. Her favorite part of her job is the people she meets — learning about them, the paths their lives have taken, and what inspires their philanthropy.

Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in communication and a master’s degree in higher education administration from Michigan State University. Julie enjoys spending time with her two children and menagerie of pets, and she dreams of the day she will have her own herd of goats. Until then, you can find her blasting the Bee Gees greatest hits during her weekend cooking marathons, giving new life to old furniture that she refinishes, decorating her home in the loudest colors she can find, and laughing at the same decibel level as a sonic boom.