The Santa Barbara Symphony is pleased to announce that Juli Askew has been promoted to Development Manager of the Santa Barbara Symphony, to lead the organization’s development efforts.
A beloved member of The Symphony team, Askew has been instrumental in the success of all of its special events. With attention to relationships and personal touch, she has a gift for making patrons and donors feel special and appreciated. Her tenacity, creativity, and commitment will continue this season in this expanded role, where she’ll oversee critical donor appeals, seven distinct events celebrating the Symphony’s 70th Anniversary, and much more.
“I am thrilled to help people celebrate life through The Symphony’s music and the joy and sense of connection it brings to people of all ages!” said Askew. “It is inspiring to see first-hand the real impact that donations from individuals, local businesses and foundations have on our organization, and the great things we’re able to achieve as a direct result.”
A native of Santa Barbara, Askew is a seasoned development professional with expertise in fundraising and special events. Known for her deep relationships in the community and her charisma, enthusiasm, and attention to detail, Askew brings people together to make a great impact.
“As The Symphony embarks on its 70th Anniversary season, Juli is cultivating and expanding deep, authentic relationships with our community and creating lasting impact.” shared Kathryn R Martin, President, and CEO of the Santa Barbara Symphony.
Askew has worked with many local and national nonprofit organizations in Santa Barbara including Arthritis Foundation, Sansum Clinic, UCSB Arts & Lectures, National Kidney Foundation, and United Way. She has produced memorable events such as the First Annual Kidney Walk, Walk to Cure Arthritis, and with a team of community volunteers Taste of the Town.
Juli graduated Cum Laude from College of Santa Fe, with a bachelor’s degree in Costume Design.