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Julie Gehrki

Julie Gehrki
Vice President of Philanthropy
Walmart Foundation

Julie Gehrki leads philanthropic investments for Walmart and the Walmart Foundation and helps shape shared value strategies for the company. The Walmart Foundation invests in initiatives focused on Sustainability for people and planet throughout the supply chain, including work on livelihoods, natural capital, food security and nutrition; Opportunity, including work on retail advancement, veteran’s support, diversity and inclusion; and Community, which includes disaster relief and efforts to engage associates and customers to make positive change in communities where they live and work.

Julie joined Walmart in 2008. Prior to Walmart, Julie worked in the nonprofit community on issues of anti-racism, homelessness and community revitalization. She led program evaluation in Kenya and Tanzania and taught English in Eastern Europe. 

Julie has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion from Rhodes College and a Master of Arts in Public Service from The Clinton School of Public Service. She was a Jane Addams-Andrew Carnegie Fellow at Indiana University’s School of Philanthropy.  

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