The Alliance is pleased to welcome Julia Kunis, who serves as the Constituent Services and Support Coordinator at the Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits & Philanthropy. She is grateful to have the opportunity to work with organizations across Mississippi and is eager to make connections with organizations just like yours!
Julia was born and raised in Stony Brook, New York and completed her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology at Hunter College focusing her studies on Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology. Upon completion of her thesis, she was awarded the Excellence in Anthropology award. Upon completing her Bachelors in May of 2019, Julia moved to Mississippi to work with the Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL), an education-focused nonprofit where she worked with communities across the South to engage in meaningful faith-based learning.
During her two years in this position, Julia became part of the Jackson community and made it her home. Driven by her desire to be an active member in the Jackson community, she became Chair of Beth Israel Congregation’s Tikkun Olam Committee, currently serves as a Board Member at the Southern Jewish Resource Network (SOJOURN), and actively seeks ways in which she can get more involved with the communities of Mississippi. Her career is budding in the nonprofit sector now, and her goal is to be a change-agent in the state of Mississippi, working alongside the organizations that are yearning to see a brighter tomorrow.
Note from the Associate Director
Recently, I was having a conversation with one of our philanthropic member organization directors and remarked to him how thrilled I was to learn of his family’s contribution to Meridian, MS. His grandfather owned and operated the E.F. Young Hotel which was a place that black travelers could find quality lodging during the years of […]
Member Spotlights: Northeast MS Habitat for Humanity
For the last two years, I have had the privilege of doing the most purposeful and fulfilling work by helping families help themselves. Our affiliate, Northeast Mississippi Habitat for Humanity, is small but mighty. We’re about helping families in Lee County, Mississippi build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.Currently, we’re working with five families helping […]