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Global Webinar with Julia Furnari
Global Webinar with Julia Furnari

Wed, Oct 18



Global Webinar with Julia Furnari

On Wednesday, October 18th at 10.00 am EDT, we host Julia DiCesare to speak with Millennium Fellows.

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Oct 18, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT



On Wednesday, October 18th at 10.00 am EDT, we host Julia DiCesare to speak with Millennium Fellows. Julia Furnari is the Executive Director of the Tapestry Foundation and Coach Foundation at Tapestry, Inc. (NYSE: TPR), a New York-based house of modern luxury lifestyle brands including Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman. In her role, she leads the company’s multi-brand global social impact strategy with a focus on impact investing for the company’s private Foundations totaling over $120 million in philanthropic assets. During her time at Tapestry Inc., Julia has executed philanthropic donations exceeding $200 million, led the company’s worldwide Covid-19 philanthropic response through impactful public-private partnerships with the City of New York, and pioneered the establishment of the $50 million Tapestry Foundation. Julia is at the forefront of the company’s efforts in addressing climate change and fostering equity through philanthropic commitments. She also leads disaster relief efforts on a global scale and oversees the company’s employee volunteerism and matching gift program. Notably, Julia spearheaded a $3 million investment to create a first-of-its kind deforestation and conversion free tractability program in Brazil's leather supply chain with the goal to combat deforestation in high-risk areas. In her role leading the Coach Foundation, Julia oversees a philanthropic portfolio in China, Japan, United States, and the United Kingdom and recently achieved the goal to provide 5,000 scholarships to underrepresented students around the world. Julia joined Tapestry in 2017. Julia is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Florida, where she earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Marketing and Psychology. She further obtained a master’s degree from Columbia University in Nonprofit Management, specializing in Corporate Social Responsibility. She serves on the West Side Community Fund’s Grants Committee, and is a member the Conference Board’s Philanthropy & Engagement Council as well as NationSwell.

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