Erlichman first entered the field of special events and fundraising
15 years ago at the Association for Advancement of Mental Health
(AAMH) in Princeton, New Jersey. During her time there as Director
of Development, she turned the Fantasy Auction Annual Fundraiser
into an important social event in the Princeton community, as well
as the premier event for the organization.
there Julia moved to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, where
she also served as the Director of Development from 1994 until 1999.
While at the FoodBank, Julia created their signature event the Blue
Jean Ball, which attracted hundreds of guests annually. She participated
in a successful $5.5 million Capital Campaign which included a Kresge
Foundation Challenge Grant and a Food Industry Dinner that raised
$800,000 and brought 1,000 guests to the FoodBank.
& Friends Event Management became a reality in 1999, when Julia
began working on events for such prestigious clients as Food for
Survival, the New York City Foodbank, College of St. Elizabeth,
Mental Health Association in New Jersey, and the City of Summit.
Julia & Friends has continued to grow to include many private
social events including Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Weddings, Retirement Parties
and much more.
was a founding board member of Gildas Club Northern New Jersey
and has volunteered for many local organizations.
& Friends Event Management is the creative culmination of years
of experience in special events and fundraising.