Julie Sadowski, a long time Rockland resident, is the current Executive Director of the Rockland Community Foundation. Her career has spanned both the for profit and nonprofit sectors where she has focused on development, donor relations and marketing. Julie’s tenure within the Rockland County nonprofit community is strong, with past leadership roles at the Rockland County Office for the Aging, JCC Rockland, Center for Safety & Change and The Hudson Valley Children’s Museum. She has served as a co-facilitator of the Western Ramapo Collaborative and most recently is a Co-Chair of the Rockland Business Association Women’s Leadership Council. She is also a graduate of Leadership Rockland (class of 2001/best class ever!)
A graduate of Hobart & William Smith College, Julie was a Geology major (yes, you read that correctly) who originally aspired to be a meteorologist. However, the jet-stream geared her towards a different professional path that included over 12 years in the photo industry (ILFORD Photo) where she served as Marketing Communications Manager for many years. When her children were young, Julie decided to pursue work in the nonprofit sector, where she could enjoy more flexibility (to be with her children) and pursue a more meaningful line of work.
Her personal passions include reading, skiing, laughing and gardening. A graduate of Suffern High School, Julie still resides in Suffern with her husband John and facially gifted dog, Harley. She has two caring and accomplished children, her daughter Alix and son Mike.