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.