Julie Lucas

Director of Resource Development


Julie joined the UWTC team in February 2023. She brings to the position over 17 years of experience in marketing and advertising, starting in advertising sales and working her way up to Director of Advertising and Marketing at local newspapers. Julie was born and raised in Tompkins County and holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing with a Humanities background. She is also an accomplished artist and enjoys expressing her creativity through painting. Julie is motivated by her goal to make a positive impact in her community and has had success in building strong relationships and securing resources for the organizations she has worked with. She is excited to continue using her skills and experience to benefit the people of Tompkins County and beyond.

Julie's Why:
My passion for the community and my desire to help those who may be struggling to thrive are what led me to work with the United Way of Tompkins County. For me, this is an opportunity to make a positive impact on the community and create a more inclusive and supportive dynamic for all community members.
Growing up, I experienced economic challenge, and I know firsthand the struggles that can come with it. I believe that everyone should have access to the resources they need to thrive, regardless of their economic background. For me, the United Way is not just a job, it's a way to give back to the community and help others who may be facing similar challenges that I did. I am passionate about promoting food security, women's rights, and mutual aid, and I believe that by working together, we can build a more supportive and inclusive community. I am committed to making a positive impact in my community and strive to create a better future for all. I believe that United Way can make a real difference in the lives of those who need it most.


Causes Important to Julie:
- Mental Health
- Women's Rights
- Food Security
- Mutual Aid
- Advocating for LGBTQ+ Rights