Meet CSF Young Leaders Board Member Julianne Voll

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Hometown: Rochester, NY
Alma Mater: BS, East Carolina University; MS, NYU
Industry: Commercial real estate specializing in facility operations
Hobbies: Traveling, cooking, exploring NYC, anything related to fitness
Fun Fact: Julianne is an avid marathoner who has run three half-marathons supporting Team CSF.
Philanthropy: Julianne loves helping others and working with charities. In addition to her work with CSF, she is an active member of the New York Junior League and regularly helps organizations such as the March of Dimes, American Heart Association and Healthcare for the Homeless.

Q&A with CSF Young Leader Julianne Voll

How did you get involved with Children’s Scholarship Fund and the Young Leaders Board?

I was introduced to CSF through friends who invited me to an event years ago.  At the event, a group of CSF students performed a song, and my heart melted.  As I watched the beautiful and talented children perform, I knew I had to get involved!   It was obvious as I researched CSF further that many children in my own neighborhood and nearby needed help securing a better education.  I discovered the Young Leaders Board shortly after I began my journey with CSF and have found the YL board to be an active and inspiring way to make a difference and meet great people with similar goals and respect for education.

Why is education important to you?

Since I was a child, my parents always encouraged me to work hard in school and challenge myself to always continue learning.  My mom raised 3 children and still went back to college to get her Master’s Degree.  I learned from a very young age how education could help me and others in all aspects of our lives.  My decision to continue my education in college and graduate school was never a question – it was my plan.  As I continue learning today, I’m constantly reminded of how education is so closely connected to many of our country’s current issues.  I believe if we continue to promote educating our youth, we will reduce crime, poverty, unemployment, etc.  Basically the list of benefits resulting from educating our nation’s children is endless!

What is your favorite part of being involved with CSF and the Young Leaders?

My favorite part of being involved with CSF and the Young Leaders Board is knowing that we are making a difference and changing lives!  When you visit a CSF partner school or speak to a CSF Scholar, it all makes sense.  The more CSF stories I hear, the more I am motivated to spread the word about the organization and to get others involved.  Learning is so important to all of us and every person in this world deserves the opportunity to be educated.   I feel fortunate to have been introduced to CSF and hope to always remain involved.


Julianne Voll joins fellow CSF supporters to talk to some CSF Scholars at an April 2016 event at Arader Galleries.