Seven Questions with Julie Murray
August 25th, 2010
By Elizabeth Sewell
The president and CEO of Three Square talks about community, philanthropy and the hidden problem of hunger in Las Vegas
In a city where philanthropy isn’t always high on the to-do list, Julie Murray has dedicated her life to helping. She was volunteering even before she graduated from UNLV, and worked at the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation before co-founding the “I Have a Dream” Foundation, which helps at-risk students graduate from high school and pursue higher education. A sobering study conducted by Eric Hilton, son of hotel mogul Conrad Hilton, about hunger in Las Vegas drove Murray to become involved in Three Square. As president and CEO, she is in charge of Southern Nevada’s only food bank, which distributed 17.5 million pounds of food to 270 nonprofit organizations in 2009. Restaurant Week, Aug. 30 to Sept. 5, partners Three Square with area restaurants willing to donate proceeds to help Three Square achieve its mission of eradicating hunger in Las Vegas. Read more here.