Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center is pleased to announce the election of Julie Alpert to its board of directors.
Julie Alpert has a robust background serving in leadership roles in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. She most recently served as President of the Xavier Mothers' Guild Executive Board where she managed membership, fundraising, and parent participation for the families of 1,200 students and 20 committees. Her past volunteer involvement has included All Saints' Episcopal Day School Parent Association, Boys Team Charity, Evergreen Development Foundation, and Brophy Mothers' Guild at Brophy College Preparatory.
Julie first learned of SARRC in 2005 when she attended the Community Breakfast event as a guest. Since 2017, she has become extensively involved with assisting in the organization of the annual fundraising event serving on the planning committee as well as the event’s esteemed co-chair in 2019 and 2020. Julie also serves on the development committee, which supports and advises on fundraising efforts and strategies for SARRC.
When making the decision to join the board of directors, Julie was influenced by the chance to amplify her involvement in fundraising, adult education, legacy planning, and the chance to help contribute to SARRC’s Community School expansion plans.
“I look forward to working with people with diverse employment and organizational backgrounds who inspire one another in their decisions to make a difference in the lives of individuals with autism,” says Julie.
Of all her accomplishments, Julie is most proud of raising her three children—one who is a high school senior and two who attend college in Arizona and California. In addition to volunteering at nonprofits dedicated to children and family services, she enjoys hiking, traveling (with only Africa and Antarctica left on her continent-travel list), and cooking.
SARRC’s Board of Directors is an integral part of the organization’s overall success and is comprised of community and business leaders who are deeply engaged in supporting individuals with autism and their families as well as driving growth for the organization.