Julia’s Next Big Adventure


Since 2005, Julia Gourley Donohue has served Krasl Art Center - first as the Director of Education, then as the Executive Director from 2011 until 2022, and most recently as the Senior Director of Development. This August, Julia begins a new professional role as the Director of Major Gifts for the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio. 

I have had the honor of being colleagues with Julia for fifteen years. In that time, she has worked with the interests of the organization at the forefront. I appreciate her ardent belief that the arts are for everyone, and it is our role to provide access with excellence. I thank her for being a trusted colleague, a big thinker, and a collaborative leader. 

Key projects during her tenure include the 2010 re-accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the capital campaign to re-light Dale Chihuly’s Beacon Gold Chandelier, many grant-funded building improvements and donor-supported programs, Sculpting Community, and the leadership of Krasl through the pandemic. Julia fostered significant local support and has been an important part of our community. 

Please join us Tuesday, July 25, from 5 to 6:30 pm at the Livery in Benton Harbor to raise a glass and wish Julia well on her next big adventure!

Tami Fauver
Executive Director and Chief Curator

Please note: this is a 'no host' event - food and beverages are at your own expense & discretion.