Julie Lazarus is an Associate Director of Philanthropy for The Nature Conservancy's Florida Chapter. She raises both major and planned gifts in the Southwest Florida region. Before The Nature Conservancy, Julie was a Development Officer and Manager in the Planned Giving and Endowments Department at UJA-Federation of New York. Prior to entering the non-profit field, Julie Lazarus was an associate at a law firm in New York where she practiced commercial litigation. Julie graduated from Colgate University and received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law. She currently resides in Naples, Florida.