Julie H. Walker established the J.H. Walker Legacy Foundation in 2011. She had a desire to impact the lives of children and teens which led to the creation of a charitable foundation. Julie personally manages each grant and works to develop a rapport with each recipient. The Foundation provides grants in eleven Southeastern states.

Julie was awarded the 2016 Foundation Philanthropist of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Charleston Chapter. She is also a member of the Philanthropy Southeast, South Carolina Grantmakers Network, and Together SC. Julie is a board member of the Coastal Community Foundation, serving 2019 to 2024.

Prior to working at the Foundation, Julie was the Elementary Director at Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church, Moraga, California for thirteen years. There she worked with the children and parents, as well as liaison for volunteers who were in the elementary program.

Julie is a native of Tulsa, OK and attended the University of Oklahoma. She now resides in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.