Julia Friedman

Communications Manager

Julia Friedman 2018

Julia Friedman oversees the development and implementation of strategic communications initiatives that advance the organization’s mission, objectives and program priority areas. Friedman is responsible for guiding the strategy for all internal and external printed and digital communications materials, including newsletters, brochures, website and public relations messages and collateral.

Friedman partners with all departments to improve strategic thinking and leverage the organization’s resources to best effect, regularly engaging with media across the globe to enhance the Foundation’s storytelling capabilities and share widely the work of the organization.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Friedman spent more than a decade working at global public relations firms where she managed public relations and media campaigns for a variety of corporate and non-profit clients including Bank of America, Allstate Insurance, Chrysalis, (RED), Special Olympics and many more. Julia received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University and a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University.

Posts by Julia Friedman

  1. Press Release

    Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Awards Nearly $20 Million in Grants in the Third Quarter of 2016, Announces New Safe Water Strategy

    Safe Water October 19, 2016 By Julia Friedman

    The board of directors of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation announced today that it approved $19.53 million in grants during the third quarter of 2016, including $9.5 million across Safe Water Network, World Vision and PATH in support of a new strategic approach for the Hilton Foundation’s Safe Water program area.

  2. Press Release

    Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Opens Nominations for Marilyn Hilton Award for Innovation in Multiple Sclerosis

    Multiple Sclerosis August 29, 2016 By Julia Friedman

    Nominations are now open for the Marilyn Hilton Award for Innovation in Multiple Sclerosis Research. The goal of the award is to stimulate innovative and potentially paradigm-shifting research on Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS), which may otherwise go unfunded in times of fiscal restraint.

  3. Press Release

    Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Awards Close to $23 Million in Grants in the Second Quarter of 2016

    June 27, 2016 By Julia Friedman

    The board of directors of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation announced today that it approved $22.9 million in grants during the second quarter of 2016.