Member Spotlight

Meet Juli Heineman, Director of Development overseeing major gifts, foundation giving, planned giving and prospect development at Wounded Warrior Project. 


Q: How many years have you been in the nonprofit sector?

    17 years

Q: What do you tell people you do when asked?

    Assist donors in fueling our mission to honor and empower wounded warriors.

Q: I am passionate about fundraising because….

    helps change and save lives.  Especially as this month is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)        Awareness, Wounded Warrior Project supports veterans and families to #CombatStigma and            embrace a brighter future.  Click here to learn more.

Q: What is your favorite thing about being an AFP member?

     Amazing resources that help understand industry trends and learn from peers about their               innovative ways to engaged donors.

Q: What advice would you give to someone who wants to enter our field?

     It’s truly amazing knowing you are improving someone’s life and making a difference when you       share your passion and dedication to the mission.

Q: What’s something about you (a fun fact) that not many people know?

     I have 32 first cousins.

Q: What’s the next place on your travel bucket list?

     Chicago (my hometown)

Q: What is the best book, TV show or movie you’ve consumed in the past year?

    The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni

Q: What’s one item you can’t live without?


Q: If you were a hashtag what would you be?



Wounded Warrior Project is transforming the way America’s injured veterans are empowered, employed, and engaged in our communities.  Our services in mental health, career counseling and long-term rehabilitative care changes lives.  For more information, visit