Julie A. Murray


A highly sought after philanthropy expert, board member and business leader, Julie Murray has led numerous successful public/private partnerships and social impact projects for corporate funders, family foundations and community leaders. Principal and CEO of the Moonridge Group, and President of the Moonridge Foundation, she is widely credited with transforming social impact in Nevada to be more strategic and collaborative.

As the President and Board Chair for the NV International Women’s Forum, she formed successful strategic alliances with the National Association of Corporate Directors, and the Million Women Mentors movement.

Murray has been honored for the strategic and collaborative nature of her work. She co-founded with business leader and philanthropist Eric Hilton the Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas, a $55m annual operation that is sought after for its award-winning national-model best practices. She worked with philanthropist athlete Andre Agassi to launch the national model charter school, Agassi Prep, and is the co-founder of the “I Have a Dream” Foundation Nevada.

She is currently guiding Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman on The Mayor’s Fund to combat the growing homelessness issue and other social challenges in Southern Nevada.

She has served as an adjunct professor of philanthropy at the University of Nevada Las Vegas teaching graduate students about driving efficiencies into social impact.

Murray serves on the board of directors for Catholic Charities, Noah’s Animal House and others.  She serves on the grant selection committee for several corporations and is a frequent speaker about philanthropy.