Julia Stroud has both a financial and philanthropic background. Prior to retiring in 2003, Julia held the position of First Vice President of Investments for both Morgan Stanley and Prudential Securities in Jacksonville.
Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Julia moved with her husband and family from Atlanta to Jacksonville in 1992. While her children were attending the Bolles School, Julia was active on various projects with her major focus being the Parent Annual Fund and the Agnes Cain Painter Society. For fifteen years, she held various leadership positions, ultimately serving as Chair of the Annual Fund.
Julia, a non-smoker, was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2008. After treatment, she became very active in fund raising for lung cancer research. Julia brought the Free to Breath Run / Walk to Jacksonville and served as race director and major fund-raiser for the initial three years.
In the most recent years, she has been involved with other charities but most of her focus has been with the Women’s Board working on the Arts and Antique Show to benefit the Wolfson’s Children Hospital.